In the months since its release, Lupe Fiasco has done just about everything within his power to erase the memory of his new album from the collective consciousness. Photo-op in traditional Japanese garb wielding a samurai sword? Check. Self-deprecating review of DROGAS Lite with little if anything good to say about your own album? Check.
His best distractions, as always, have been new cuts. The first was a Colin Kaepernick tribute titled “Kneelin’ on Needles,” and today the Chicago rapper returns with another, releasing the introspective new single “Coulda Been,” where Fiasco recounts the copious occupational outcomes of a life not dedicated to music over soulful strings and wah-wah guitar strums. If we’re to hold him to his word, two more albums are on the way. But that’s if he doesn’t go and quit music again for a couple of weeks. Hear the latest from Lupe Fiasco in this week’s installment of The Round-Up below. He’s on the road this month and next, the dates for which are listed beneath the player.
May 12 @ Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
May 14 @ Aura – Portland, ME
May 27 @ Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
Jun 02 @ 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
Jun 03 @ Highline Ballroom – New York, NY