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Lupe Fiasco Returns With New Single “Hustlaz,” NFT Drop, And Upcoming EP Release Announcement



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The enigmatic emcee Lupe Fiasco is back and in tip top shape. Originally recorded early in his career–even before the release of his now-classic debut album Food & Liquor–”Hustlaz” is a warm and thoughtful soul-sampler, complete with triumphant horn fanfares and chipmunk vocals. Demonstrating the creative wordplay that would become his trademark, “Hustlaz” finds Lupe detailing the trevails of a young artist in the music game, and comparing them to the everyday struggle of life in the streets: “I roll…like cherry red jello dice/It’s Was’, just a pot calling the kettle white.” “Hustlaz” will appear on Chill’s Spotlight 21st & 15th’s upcoming EP.

Along with the release of “Hustlaz,” Lupe announces “LFT,” a new NFT program that allows fans to get closer than ever to Lupe. Early bird fans will be able to earn badges and claim NFTs during raffle airdrops hosted on Lupe’s Discord, while an additional drop will be available for public sale. Holders of the “LFT” can participate in the “meta-narrative” surrounding Lupe’s upcoming album Drill Music In Zion, will have first access to teaser videos and behind-the-scenes content, and will receive an exclusive invite to a private listening party, scheduled for first half of 2022. All NFT holders will get a signed limited edition print of the cover art for the next album, and be the first group to receive the album’s vinyl copy. Launched in partnership with Magic Eden and Solana, keep an eye on Lupe’s socials for full details on the “LFT” program, officially launching February 10th.

Source: Audible Treats