If you don’t know who Lupe Fiasco is, you’re missing out on the most innovative hip hop music the industry has yet to see. If you do know who he is, then I’m sure you’ve heard this song by now. He officially released it today in preparation for his upcoming album and it merits recognition not just for its fresh lyricism but also because it references that which mainstream media chooses to ignore. It’s a stylized yet honest commentary on the American War on Terror, certain FOX television hosts, Islamophobia, and Israel’s occupation, of course.
To my knowledge, this is the third track released by Lupe Fiasco referencing the Gaza Strip and/or Israel’s invasion of the territory. Keep in mind that his songs normally hit the #1 spot on music charts worldwide. I won’t reveal the lyric(s) here — partially because I’m trying to build suspense but also because this song deserves your utmost attention. Please give it a listen.