Fresh off the weekend release of his “Pharaoh Height” mixtape (which, if you haven’t listened yet, get on it), Lupe Fiasco stopped by the stage of Hannibal Buress‘s Why? to perform “Prisoner 1 & 2,” the impassioned standout cut off of his Tetsuo & Youth LP. Sounding strong and confident in the power of his new material, Lupe turned out a grad-A performance that capitalized on the giant television audience made available to him by Buress.
Lupe’s stagetime comes as the latest in a string of excellent hip-hop and R&B acts that have graced Buress’s stage. This summer we’ve seen Thundercat and Open Mike Eagle (and of course let’s not forget the constant presence of the show’s in-house DJ, Flying Lotus). Watch Lupe Fiasco’s excellent addition to that series below, pick up your own copy of Tetsuo & Youth on iTunes today, and when you’re done, watch another hilarious clip from last night’s episode, in which Buress once more takes his microphone to the street and crowdsources ideas for what to do on the season finale of his show. From stripping down to booking both Donald Trump and Lecrae there are plenty of brainstorms flying around.