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DROGAS WAVE

Album by Lupe Fiasco
2018, 24 tracks, 1 hour 38 mins 52 sec

Narratives(2)

Jun 14, 2019

Lupe Fiasco is a Better Rapper than Your Favorite Rapper.

When I was in my Senior Year of High School, Lupe Fiasco was one of my favorite rappers. He was really lyrical, vulnerable and nerdy as fuck. Everytime he rapped I sincerely felt like he was having a great time putting words together. I was a fan of all his mixtapes as he put himself out there through his words. I’ve been a fan of Lupe since mixtapes reigned supreme and Limewire was king. I remember downloading Fahrenheit 1/15 Part II: Revenge of the Nerds track by track right next to Bootytalk 17. He spoke to me with his nerdy references and intricate storylines that stretched over 20+ songs. I thought he was going to be the king of rap. I sincerely believed this. Unfortunately, popular music has strayed away from lyricism and for a short while Lupe was a man without a country. Lupe Fiasco is one of the most lyrical rappers in the game and 9 times out of 10 he is the smartest guy in the room. Unfortunately, that combination also makes you the most pretentious person in the room 9 times out of 10. I won’t lie, there’s been multiple times I’ve rolled my eyes reading something Lupe has said. You know a rapper annoys people when he was known for being annoying BEFORE social media. Seriously, Lupe was online HipHop forum annoying. He reminds me of me if I had a 4.0 GPA and didn’t take 5 years to graduate high school. He’s smart, he knows it, and god dammit he wants you to stop being an idiot. Only problem is, not a lot of people want to be preached to and told how Obama was a terrorist. Especially if you say this on Fox News like Lupe did. I think his saving grace is that he is and was really good at making music, plus he will straight up fight you and you always gotta respect that. However, watching Lupe taught me a very important life lesson no matter how smart you are, if people don’t want to hear you, things don’t work out the way you think they will. But luckily a truly talented person never stays down too long and now Lupe has given us a new album: Drogas Wave

Apr 26, 2019

Lupe Fiasco Celebrates Many Forms Of Freedom With His 1st Indie Release

Years of debates about who the best rapper alive is have made my head hurt and have almost turned me off of the subject entirely. There are generally a few accepted answers – JAY-Z, Eminem, Biggie are a handful of the few usual suspects – but there is one name that appears rarely. However, when it is brought up, there is little to no dispute from those truly in the know. That name is Lupe Fiasco. Lupe hit the mainstream scene in 2006 with his debut album Food & Liquor, executive-produced by none other than the GOAT JAY-Z who once called Lu “the greatest writer of our time.” If those words don’t hold weight, none that have ever been spoken do either. The debut album is widely considered a classic and just to show off, Lu dropped another unanimous classic with its successor, The Cool. Its lead single “Superstar” featuring Matthew Santos reached #10 on the charts and gave the Chicago MC the mainstream push he needed to go along with his hardcore respect. He was on top of the world at this point, but when you’re at the top, unfortunately, there’s often only one way to go. This is the part of the story when Atlantic Records warped his creativity and forced him to record singles painfully catered for radio airtime. The battle lasted years and sent Lupe into a deep depression. As a result, he vowed to never step foot in an Atlantic building again and to never put his full heart into anything that the label would profit off of. With the release of his sixth studio album Drogas Light in 2017, he was finally free from his imprisoning contract and able to work on his passion project, his first independent album DROGAS WAVE. Big things were promised, but did he deliver?

Written by @Akaash from Hip-Hop-N-More

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Album Info

"DROGAS WAVE"

Released

  • Sep 21, 2018

Genres

  • Hip-Hop

Label

  • 1st & 15
  • Thirty Tigers

Producer

  • Lupe Fiasco (exec.), Charles "Chilly" Patton (exec.), Abel Garibaldi, Cardiak, Christian Sager, ChristopherKillumbus, DJ Dahi, Dylan James, Floss & Fame, Freeway Tjay, Ian Valentine, Johnny "JT" Thomas, Jr., shndō, Oren Yoel, Simon Sayz, Soundtrakk, S1, T3K, Vohn Beatz

Studio

  • FNF Studios in Chicago, Echo Bar Studios in North Hollywood (track 16), NightBird Recording Studios in West Hollywood (track 16)

About

Drogas Wave (stylized as DROGAS WAVE) is the seventh studio album by American hip hop recording artist Lupe Fiasco, released by 1st and 15th Productions and Thirty Tigers on September 21, 2018. This album is a follow-up to his 2017 album, Drogas Light.
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