Whether it’s exploring the world of martial arts, pursuing his passion for fine art or teaching a class at MIT, Chicago’s own Lupe Fiasco has proven to be a man of many interests. With that said, one interest that he has returned to time and time again while building a global fan base is music. Whether its his more “underground” catalog as some may describe it or his bonafide hits like “Superstar” featuring Matthew Santos, the Chicago native has maneuvered through different soundscapes and generations while maintaining his creative excellence. This time around, he has channeled his musical creativity into a new LP called Drill Music In Zion. While the title suggests that it may feature the legend rapping over drill beats, it is not the case at all. Furthermore, it may not reflect the time that he put into Drogas Wave because he only spent three days recording it. Still, it promises to be something the fans can enjoy.
“Your whole life you’re physically growing, and as an artist, I feel like I’m taller now,” he told Kevin Grossi of Audible Treats when asked about his personal and professional growth heading into this new album.
“Not that I’m at a higher place of morality, it’s that my vantage point and perspective is higher. I can see further.”
Drill Music In Zion arrives with 41 minutes of new music from Lupe Fiasco with contributions from Ayesha Jaco and Nayirah. Check out the complete project below.