Lupe Fiasco freestyle on Sway

Lupe‘s ongoing NYC media run stopped by Sway in the Morning today with the highlight coming above: a slick,Β clearly off the top freestyle over “Rainy Dayz”. It was so strong that Sway admitted he rarely gets this feeling after a freestyle and put it in his “top 10”. Real recognize real moment. Lu definitely had some nice rhymes and even a couple LOL punchlines.

You can listen to the full 20 minute interview below (with the freestyle and Sway’s commentary the last 10 minutes) that of course centers upon “Mission” and also dives into fighting depression, the anime influence forΒ Tetsuo & Youth, and more. Speaking of the album, Lupe also reveals a new feature (Crystal Grant) and production by Jake One. This interview on top of yesterday’s eye-raising one with Ebro & Peter Rosenberg where Lupe named three rappers he’d take over Kendrick lyrically…

BONUS: Lupe Fiasco talks to MTV about “Mission” (wanted it to be “uplifting, powerful, and almost ratchet”)

ICYMI: Lupe Fiasco says King Los, Logic, and Cassidy are better lyricists then Kendrick, reveals album details/collabs with Nikki Jean on Hot 97