Lupe Fiasco Shares Surprise New J Dilla-Packed Mixtape 'Pharaoh Height'
What a brilliant surprise this is. Lupe Fiasco has shared a free mixtape of brand new material, Pharaoh Height. Build of six tracks that seem to offer up a message, based on their titles, the mixtape appears to to include no features. What is certain, however, is Lupe’s excellent rhyme stylings; Pharaoh Height sounds as lyrically put-together as anything he’s dropped in recent memory. If this is the new continuation of his Fahrenheit mixtape series, then fans of the series have plenty to be happy with.
Pharaoh Height was shared via a single tweet late Friday night:
— FCKNBLU (@blusinatra) August 29, 2015
There are plenty of moments to treasure on the new release, but none more so than track 2, “Valleys.” Press play and you’ll hear The Robert Glasper Experiment‘s “Dillalude 2” providing the foundation for Lupe’s new verses. It’s a keen acknowledgment of history, of the kings of the past, on a tape named for just such a figure. Glasper and J Dilla both shine through “Valleys,” with Lupe giving each section of the 5-plus minute track time to breathe and build.
But catch your breath, because track 3, “Of,” features Lupe going in over Dilla’s “Diff’rence,” while “Pyramid” itself is a new rendition of Flying Lotus‘s Until The Quiet Comes opener “All In.” Check the release’s below, where you can both stream and download it. Thanks, Lupe.
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