Lupe Fiasco Drops First Single Off 'Tetsuo & Youth' With "Mission"


Lupe Fiasco comes through with a sentimental slapper on “Mission,” the inaugural single from his much anticipated Tetsuo & Youth LP. The follow up to “$nitches” and “30’s” finds the Chicago son doing him, using his music as a vessel for a more subversive message; in this case, both the personal and societal tolls of cancer. Lead by the testimonies of survivors like Charlie Wilson, Greg Porn and a slew of civilians, the track’s big spirited organs, cascading synth licks and rolling hi-hats provide a fitting backdrop for the various survivor narratives Fiasco paints on the track. Its a touching taste of what Lupe The Third has had in his bag all these years. Still no word on when Tetsuo & Youth is slated to drop, but you can be sure we’ll be have the latest for you as details unfold. Stream “Mission” below and cop it via iTunes today.


  • lu

    i lost faith in Lupe and stopped waiting for lupEND a long time ago 🙁 and yet, i listen to every new song of his with a little hope. in vain

  • hamadirose

    better than i expected: miss me with the hook, but his bars are terrific & this will fuel many folks’ fight with their health challenges. salute!

  • HallsboroNC

    the commercial implications of this joint are staggering