As we continue to make sense of the United States and its future, following the hotly contested election, it is pretty clear that tensions and tempers are at a historic high. The country's and, to a certain extent, international hostile climate is one that politically minded artists can grasp and use as musical ammunition; hence, the rabid anticipation for the always controversial and assertive Lupe Fiasco's upcoming project, Drogas. The Chicago rapper's lastest release, entitled "Made In The USA," proves that fans excitement are well-founded.
If you were hoping for a more subdued, scholarly Lupe, you should quickly leave. From the earsplitting beat, to the lyrical barrage, "Made In The USA" is definitely one of his most confrontational tracks yet. The bass alone means serious business, then add a clearly charged Lupe to the mix—you are left with an explosion. While the hype level of the track may distract you, this is a song you should replay to unpack. "Made In The USA" is lyrically dense, even when it sounds like a couple of simple lines around an even straightforward hook. Check it out above.