Despite label beef and controversy, Lupe Fiasco remains in the conversation when discussing elite MCs. A polarizing figure quick to speak his mind on social and political topics, the Chi-Town rep has become a lightning rod of sorts within the hip-hop community. But maybe that's what the game needs more of: an artist not afraid to buck the system and shed light on the topics that are often overlooked or ignored by his peers.
With his last few commercial releases being deemed underwhelming and his rep as one of the elite lyricists in question, we expect Lupe to be motivated by the whispers and rise to the occasion like a handful of legends have (LL Cool J, Nas) before him. An album on the docket for release this year and a growing sense of competition spreading throughout the game, we predict 'Tetsuo & Youth' to be Fiasco's best offering since 'Food & Liquor.'
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