Lupe Fiasco - Paris Tokyo
Artist Lupe FiascoSong title Paris Tokyo
Lupe Fiasco releases a new single, Paris Tokyo on April 21st (physically) through Atlantic Records. Paris Tokyo is featured on Lupe's album The Cool.
Lupe Fiasco trail-blazed his path to critical acclaim when his Atlantic Records debut, Food & Liquor exec-produced by Jay Z, was released. Possessing head-spinning wordplay and a topical range more akin to the underground than the mainstream, the 25-year-old lyricist proved that talent can still make waves in the rap game.
His current album, Lupe Fiasco's The Cool is inspired by a standout track from the debut, a hustler-turned-zombie epic also called "The Cool." This time around, Fiasco introduces three new characters - Michael Young History (The Cool before his death), The Game (a male personification of a hustler's damaging influences), and The Streets (a female embodiment of an urban area's corrupt allure).
In Hip-Hop's popularity contest, Lupe Fiasco is the observer, a thinking man brave enough to dictate the acute thoughts that his peers ignore. Now, that is cool.