Drill Music In Zion, the latest album by Lupe Fiasco, is now available. The Chicago legend dropped the whole 10-song album on Friday after teasing hits like “AUTOBOTO” featuring Nayirah and “DRILL MUSIC IN ZION.”
Lupe’s first lines appear on the subdued, jazz-influenced “GHOTI,” which follows an emotive spoken word performance by Ayesha Jaco on the album’s opening track, “THE LION’S DEEN.” The rapper doesn’t let us down as he covers a variety of subjects in just under two minutes, including Michael Jackson, Neuralink, Adam and Eve, and Wonder Woman. His lyrics, which center on the risks of success, match the brooding and reflective horn-based soundtrack. Lupe raps, “Egyptian museum, they store the kings in boxes.” They preserve their rings in safes and lend out the thrones.
“GHOTI” is a track on which Lupe is showboating, demonstrating how easily he can jump between dissimilar themes to create a gripping story, despite the fact that it is subdued. It shouldn’t come as a shock that he has a position teaching rap at MIT.
Please share your thoughts about the song in the comments section after you have listened to it. Has the wait been worthwhile for Drill Music In Zion?
Mistaking maidens for manatees
Neuralink is now pirating all your fantasies
Mistaking the sanitation for sanity
My mistake, I’m mistaking staying for cannot leave