I can’t get enough of Lupe Fiasco. His mixtape Friend of the People follows his album Lasers released last March. His first albums, Food and Liquor and The Cool were themed around growing up in the ghetto. Lasers and Friend of the People follow the activists and protesters around the world. He is a huge supporter of Occupy Wall Street, which he even references in my personal favorite song in the mixtape, End of the World. He was even interviewed at an Oakland protest, which you can find here:
It isn’t just about the music for him. He is genuine in what he raps about, which isn’t all about drugs and women, like a lot of other hip hop artists. Overall, I don’t think the mixtape is at the same caliber of Lasers, but End of the World is my favorite song right now. Check it, yo!