Despite the odd turns that Lupe’s career has taken, and the obvious drop in overall quality, I still get super excited when I see he released a new track. Maybe I’m holding on to something that won’t be coming back but I still have faith that he can make impactful, quality music similar to the stuff he was making in 2006. That being said, his latest release is a lot better than past releases and I’m actually pretty into it. “No Problems” has a feature from Future. Who I wouldn’t normally associate with the likes of Lupe. This upbeat single is a leak off of Justice League’s upcoming J.U.S.T.I..C.E. For All mixtape. The tape also features Rick Ross, Drake, Wale and more. Check out “No Problems” below.
Lupe Fiasco drops a B-side from Tetsuo & Youth today titled “Atomic Misphilosophy”. The song is produced by 1500 Or Nothing and has Lupe rapping about the nuclear problems of the world. Take a listen to the whole song below and let us know what you think. Tetsuo & Youth is on iTunes now.
Lupe Fiasco has been on a roll as of late with a slew of singles and concerts to promote his often delayed and fought over Tetsuo & Youth album. Not even the multi-million dollar Atlantic Records could stop the release of this album. It has already been touted as a modern hip-hop classic with people not even listening to it. We aren’t making any kinda of judgements like that yet, considering the album was released today. But without any further adieu, here is the stream of the entire album courtesy of Spotify. We will be posting a review later this week so stay tuned here to Smooth Waves and enjoy.
With Tetsuo & Youth releasing tomorrow, Lupe Fiasco decides to unleash one final track before we can get the whole album. And it’s one hell of a track. Spanning nearly 12 minutes and featuring seven other artists this one is definitely worth a listen. Check it out below. Test & Youth is shaping up to be one of the better album releases of the first half of 2015 from what we’ve heard so far. You can find it right here tomorrow.
The tracks that have released so far from Lupe’s upcoming Tetsuo & Youth album have been so incredibly refreshing. Growing up I listened to Food and Liquor religiously. These singles, so far, have been some of Lupe’s best work since then. Listen to “Adoration of the Magi” below and let us know what you think.