Chicago’s Lupe Fiasco has never been one to shy away from sensitive subject matter, and those needing proof need look no further than tonight’s leak off his highly anticipated new album, Food & Liquor 2.
“Lamborghini Angels” has been teased for over a week, most notably because of Lupe’s explicit warning to easily offended fans. Taking to Twitter last week, Lupe wrote:
WARNING: If you are easily offended or religiously sensitive DO NOT listen to #LamborghiniAngels it contains very strong subject matter.
Why such a precaution? In classic Lupe fashion, the “Kick, Push” emcee delivers another lyrical onslaught with “Lamborghini Angels,” only this time each verse is laced with discussion of wrongdoings in the name of holiness throughout the ages. I know that may sound epic (and a bit strange), but believe me when I say it is so. Lupe clearly feels strongly on the subject, and it could very easily go wrong for him from a PR standpoint with some Christian fans, but Fiasco tackles the subject with grace and successfully goes where few have ever dared. It’s not perfect, in fact I think the third verse could be cut completely, but it is a bold step into new territory and I’ve come to expect nothing less from this artist. Click past the jump and enjoy.
Food & Liquor 2 is due out September 25.