Lupe Fiasco, Jan. 22, Revolution 

The most eclectic and interesting MC in the game

Lupe Fiasco owned the summer of 2011 with his Top 10 hit "The Show Goes On," a song that used the hook from Modest Mouse's "Float On" better than Modest Mouse. Fiasco hasn't had the same chart success since, but he has continued to be one of the most eclectic and interesting MCs in the game.

Fiasco followed up in 2012 with the politically charged and divisive Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 (Atlantic), more than 70 minutes of lyrical content that would make any Trump supporter's blood boil. In 2015, Fiasco switched gears and released Tetsuo & Youth, a coming-of-age concept album (Atlantic). Instead of preaching, he revisits his political views with rhymes about growing up in poverty and crime, resurrecting the era of De La Soul, Public Enemy and A Tribe Called Quest. With Tetsu o & Youth's eclectic production and majestic lyrics, Fiasco dropped a jaw-dropper.


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