Gotta love Hannibal Buress keepin’ it Chicago for his season finale for Why? with Hannibal Buress new show on Comedy Central. His musical guest is one of his favorite rappers: Lupe Fiasco, who brought on Nikki Jean to perform “Prisoner 1 & 2” off Tetsuo & Youth.
This is the first time I’ve seen it live and Lupe, per usual, spits each line precisely that I just imagine the casual viewer or studio audience member being engrossed by, word for word. That’s why it’s always cool what Lupe chooses to perform on the national stage, let alone in general.
Also, of course, it’s great to see Nikki Jean beside him, singing the quick lines on the hook to perfection too. In general, it’s just great to see the duo continuing to make music and perform live and I have a feeling that won’t stop into the future. Especially on the heels of Lupe’s sweet birthday wishes to Nikki this week:
@fakenikkijean "ITS YO BIRTHDAY EVERYDAY WITH ME"… To One Of The Best… A friend, a muse, a co-conspirator, an inspiration! Always dedicated. Always up to be down for whatever. Always seeking. Always cooking! Always coolin! Our lives are so much more richer and joyous to have you in them! The Hip Hop Life Saver! PEACE AND MUCH LOVE TO YA NIKKI J!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOOD!!!! Love Lupe!!!
Oh, and I didn’t realize this until I saw the trailer in both Southpaw and Straight Outta Compton, but “Prisoner” is used in goosebump inducing fashion in the preview for Creed.