And he’s good! I was down with Lupe when he was a mixtape artist, and thought Food and Liquor was one of the best rap albums of the double aughts. I didn’t love his his later stuff, but I haven’t heard Tetsuo and Youth yet. Out of nowhere, he’s given us an Egyptian-themed mixtape and a spot on a single that shows the same kind of intelligent fire he brought when he showed up Kanye and Jay-Z both on the Diamonds are Forever remix.
He’s one of the best lyricists around today.