Lupe Fiasco & Nikki Jean Put One Up For Haile Selassie w/ Wavy New Single
Lupe Fiasco links with Nikki Jean for a proper tribute to Rastafarian messianic figure Haile Selassie with the release of a wavy new joint. With only a bit of allusion to the kush-burning following of the Ethiopian leader, Fiasco and Jean hold a proper torch up to his teachings and legacy with the Chicago MC reciting his words over some cosmic-trap styles from longtime associate Soundtrakk. It's worth noting that Trakk has helmed some of Lupe's most memorable musical moments (from "Kick, Push" to "Sunshine" to " Paris Tokyo") and seems to be integrally involved with his forthcoming Tetsuo & Youth LP.
While we're on the topic, the album is slated to drop January 1st of 2015 (1st & 15th, go figure) and if it marks the unholy reunion of this MC/producer tandem, the album might be worth a listen on that merit alone. The wavy tributary of "Haile Selassie" comes as a follow-up to the floaty magic of last week's Sirah-assisted "Lilies" and has us thinking your boy might very well be on his way to one of 2015's early superlatives, but I suppose only time will tell. Listen to Lupe Fiasco and Nikki Jean's celebration of Haile Selassie's words and wisdom below. Be sure to stay tuned for the preorder links to Tetsuo & Youth in the weeks to come.