After gifting us the thought-provoking and playful "AUTOBOTO" featuring singer Nayirah, Lupe Fiasco continues the salvo with yet another mind-blowing single titled "DRILL MUSIC IN ZION". The title track from his forthcoming album, however, doesn't share the same soundscape as the genre included in the title. Instead, it's made up of cinematic jazz textures provided by his in-house producer Soundtrakk. Atop airy, somber horns, moody strings, and punchy boombap-style drums, Lupe weaves intricate rhyme patterns threaded by his bird's eye view account of how rotten the modern world is. The first verse deals directly with consumerism and the lack of principle over profit in this day and age where money is worshipped. This can also be summarized by the following lines
"Somebody's daughter is contemplating the convent
But a man with a dollar is slobbering for her haunches"
The second verse follows the story of a wrongful execution while the real killer goes scot-free basking in the euphoria of a failed justice system. Lupe again watches from afar like the eponymous Watcher (from the Marvel universe), contemplating and hoping that justice gets served. He closes the song with the third verse which is just 4 bars long where he reminds us that we are mere mortals whose choices have domino effects.
"DRILL MUSIC IN ZION" is the title track from Lupe's next album, also titled DRILL MUSIC IN ZION. The product of a burst of thoughtful spontaneity, Lupe created the new album over a short period, diving into a folder of beats sent by Soundtrakk and emerging with a fully-realized album in just three days
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