Lupe Fiasco is an obscenely talented lyricist and musician, with a backlog of tracks that many could only dream about. So when the US rapper dropped his sample-heavy ‘Friend Of The People’ mixtape earlier today, it sent the music blogosphere into overdrive. It sees Lupe go in over track’s like Nero’s ‘Doomsday’ and Skrillex & Kaskade’s ‘Lick It’. Brilliant.
But here’s my favourite track from the mixtape, ‘Lightwork’, which sees him spit over the incredible Bassnectar remix of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Lights’. His verses and flow compliment the beat perfectly here, and are yet another inclination as to his awesome talent. He’s become far more experimental in his recent work, which some fans are resistant to, but I’m all for it.
Take a listen to ‘Lightwork’ below and grab your free copy of the ‘Friend Of The People’ mixtape HERE.