Lupe Fiasco x Ty Dolla $ign - "Next To It" [Official Video]
Lupe Fiasco continues to tease the highly-anticipated forthcoming Tetsuo & Youth LP with the release of the official video for “Next To It” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. The video is a somewhat flossy affair that flies in the face of what some fans may expect from Lupe. Packed to the gills with all of the familiar tropes of the rap game, the clip is thematically reminiscent of the video for “What They Do” from The Roots‘ 1996 Illadelph Halflife LP. Ever a wolf in sheep’s clothing, Lupe slips a fair amount of wisdom in between the radio friendly hook and the models crowding the frame. Those diligent enough to see past the abundance of cliches are sure to catch an earful. Check the footage below to watch the official video for “Next To It.” Purchase the single via iTunes. Stay tuned for more from Lupe Fiasco.