Lupe Fiasco Drops ‘SLR 2′ and ‘#DopeFrancis (American Trap)’
The still faithful Lupe Fiasco fans got their day yesterday when the Chicago rapper dropped two songs: 'SLR 2' and '#DopeFrancis (American Trap).'
The latter features Lupe rapping over a synthy, drum-heavy beat as he borrows a typical trap flow for the hook. He also borrows the genre's phrases for conscious purposes. "I ain't falling, I ain't hurt / But the man upstairs just sent me a bunch of work, cut it in the studio then rap it in a verse," Lupe raps, using "work" to reference talent rather than drugs.
'SLR 2' is a sequel to the impressively lyrical track off 'Friend of the People,' his 2011 mixtape. It's also a response to Kendrick Lamar's 'Control' verse. "Now we all heard what he said, but what he said means we dead and that s--- is insane / He's so crazy, look at the little baby / N---- you ain't Nas, n---- you ain't Jay Z."
Fiasco recently announced his new project, 'Peace Of Paper/Cup Of Jayzus,' will arrive Sept. 13.
Listen to Lupe Fiasco's 'SLR 2'
Listen to Lupe Fiasco's '#DopeFrancis (American Trap)'