It’s “the beginning of the end” for Lupe Fiasco, as he unleashes the first of his final three albums, DROGAS Light.
Packed with guest appearances by Rick Ross, Big K.R.I.T., Victoria Monét, Gizzle, and Rondo, the project also boasts two guest spots from Ty Dolla $ign.
“#DrogasLight is a ‘light’ album in all respects,” explained Lupe. “Musically, content, concepts, some of it is even freestyled. Easy breezy approach.”
According to Fiasco’s camp, the new effort is meant to highlight his career while leading up to DROGAS and Skulls, which are also expected this year.
— DROGAS Light 2/10/17 (@LupeFiasco) February 9, 2017
“While DROGAS Light signifies the beginning of the end for Fiasco, it represents how far he’s come since he first entered the game and merely accents the intellectual breadth of the discography he’ll leave behind,” a rep for the rapper tells Billboard.
Light is Fiasco’s first album since leaving Atlantic Records. It follows Tetsuo & Youth, which peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 in 2015.
The project was close to being scrapped last year, when Lupe announced his retirement. The rapper was upset with how lyrics to his “N.E.R.D.” freestyle were deemed anti-semitic. “I’m officially not releasing anymore music,” he said. “Albums cancelled…Getting beat up for telling the truth is not how I plan on spending the rest of life.”
Nevertheless, it looks like the show goes on. Stream DROGAS Light below.