Lupe Fiasco‘s verses use metaphor and tongue-twisting rhymes to paint a lyrical picture that’s simultaneously vivid as a Goya and as abstract as a Picasso. Observing our modern culture’s warped priorities from a birds-eye view, Lupe shares “DRILL MUSIC IN ZION,” a jazz-inflected new single.
Produced by Lupe’s longtime collaborator Soundtrakk, “DRILL MUSIC IN ZION” bears little resemblance to the genre in its title, blending crisp, East Coast-style drums with dreamy bebop horns and atmospheric piano. Creeping through the beat’s negative spaces, Lupe Fiasco examines the way greed transforms each interaction into a transaction, and how the profit motive corrodes our collective humanity.
DRILL MUSIC IN ZION arrives on June 24th via 1st & 15th/Thirty Tigers.
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