Grammy Award-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco announces the release of his highly anticipated sixth studio album, Drogas Light. Set for release on 10th February 2016, it will be the first album Lupe releases on his own label, 1st & 15th/Thirty Tigers.
Drogas Lightis the first of a trilogy of albums (Drogas Light, Drogasand Skulls) which see Lupe Fiasco reach his creative peak – the final curtain call on one of the most gifted lyricists and visionaries to grace the mic. A testament to Fiasco’s artistic growth throughout the years Drogas Light is the embodiment of a musician whose foray beyond the boundaries of hip-hop feels increasingly natural, a glimpse into the genius that will be Fiasco’s legacy as he inevitably walks away from the spotlight.
Featuring artists such as Ty Dolla $ign, Rick Ross and BIG K.R.I.T, the 14-track LP is free of restraint, and daring by Lupe’s standards: the sonic and storytelling palettes are vast and diverse, more so than ever before, traipsing genre and style with ease and touting songs to soundtrack everything from a night at the club to a quiet listen on headphones.
Influenced by Jay-Z, Common, and Nas, Lupe Fiasco broke onto the hip-hop scene in 2006 with his debut album Lupe Fiasco’sFood and Liquor. His hit single Daydreaming off of his debut album went on to win a Grammy in 2008, while he has received 12 Grammy nominations throughout his career. Powered by his proven lyrical prowess and remarkable artistic vision, Drogas Lightis the latest chapter in Fiasco’s impressive career since parting with Atlantic Records in 2014.