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Lupe Fiasco “Deliver” on Seth Meyers

Lupe’s IG and Twitter were full of promo the past couple days in anticipation of last night’s first ever performance of “Deliver” on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

I had a trio of questions, in addition to one overarching feeling:

For one, Lu’s pace is as fast as ever, on verses 2 and 3 especially. Pun intended, but how would he deliver these verses specifically?

Two, Lupe drops a lot of ninja words so how would he or the TV sensors get around that? (Answer: Lupe is a master self-censor. He leaves a blank space in rhythm, somehow. The keen listener who knows the song already will notice, then notice the smoothness. The casual listener may wonder aloud… does he mean “ninja”?)

Three, will Ty Dolla $ign join him for backgrounds? (Nope, but we were treated to our first look at PJ + a full choir for the hook. Not to mention Lu’s band, always on point too (I see ya, Bam!) Well done, everyone involved.)

Lastly, the overarching feeling… I love how Lupe has this national stage to perform this undoubtedly ear-catching piece of social commentary. I can imagine the casual viewer, and the casual Lupe fan’s reaction being sheer appreciation. Especially as Lupe answered question number one by not missing a beat, or a word (save for the aforementioned ninja words.) Pretty much flawless, Lupe. Here’s to all the new listeners taking notice and checking out Tetsuo & Youth.

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Lupe Fiasco “Mazinger” f/ PJ

Another Friday, another new release off Lost In The Atlantic from Lupe! Here’s “Mazinger” featuring singer PJ with SX on the beat, which will certainly stand out from Lupe’s breathless flow. I love when rappers flex this talent, if they got it, where they can just rap and rap and rap. Lu does it with comfortable ease and the lyrical substance behind it that you’ll have to run back over and over to fully understand. I’m still on 1st listen as Lupe juuust tweeted it out at posting time. Looking forward to diving in, especially with PJ providing a great female contrast to Lu and what is the first episode of the Mazinger Z anime series in the intro/outro.

*Tibs Fav.

ICYMI: Lupe Fiasco “Halie Selassie” f/ Nikki Jean (prod. Soundtrakk) + some new Lupe news in the previous post…