Lupe Fiasco “Adoration of the Magi” f/ Crystal Torres

The pre-orders are available now and Tetsuo & Youth is only a couple weeks away from full release on January 20th.

“Adoration of the Magi” is Lupe’s 3rd preview of the album (following “Deliver” & “Madonna”) and it keeps the good vibes going. DJ Dahi produces and provides a chill, somewhat jazzy background with Lu to go over people’s heads again. 3rd verse brings some things together and I’m diggin’ the diction and delivery on this section specifically and throughout. Crystal Torres features as well, but for me it’s Lupe that’s the highlight.

Don’t expect a banger for repeat status, but do expect another nice track for your rotation as Lu goes 3 for 3 with a song that you can tell really resonates from within. (i.e. NO signs of label-controlled, force-fed collabs and at this point, I’d be surprised if there were some like that come Jan 20th.)

*Tibs Fav.

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ICYMI: My personal anecdotes and reflections on Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool 7-year anniversary

Lupe Fiasco f/ Nikki Jean “Madonna (And Other Mothers In The Hood)”

Lupe Fiasco’s Tetsuo & Youth will definitely find your way to your speakers on January 20th, 2015 as today, the iTunes pre-orders are available and accompanied by the newest preview of the album — “Madonna (And Other Mothers In The Hood)”.

The engaging song title should reel you in, if not the “featuring Nikki Jean” part too. Instant vibes as I digest the substance behind Lu’s verses, nod my head to a darker sounding chorus than usual for Nikki Jean (killed it), and appreciate the production from DJ Dahi (the drum kicks are subtle and key, listen at high volume with headphones.)

Tetsuo & Youth is off to an excellent start. Look for the “Deliver” video tomorrow and even these collabs in 2015…

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ICYMI: Tetsuo & Youth [Tracklist]

Ty Dolla $ign “Stand For”

Lots of Ty Dolla’s in the video to his catchy new single. I like Ty$’ flow in this one at times, but the trailing off needs some more listens to fully catch on with me. Now that the video’s here, that might happen.

Produced by Diplo & DJ Dahi. Free TC‘s first single.

Big K.R.I.T. “Let It Show”

With ‘Cadillactica’ hitting stores yesterday, so does this hard bonus track “Let It Show”. Nasty beat, by DJ Dahi, with K.R.I.T.’s high intensity to match. This one may connect to even the casual listener and if you’re further reeled in, watch his new interview with The Breakfast Club, and of course: stream/cop the album.

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ICYMI: Big K.R.I.T. “Cadillactica” [Music Video]