“It seems/what it means/To do the right thing/Is not to be a good king/But be the best devil…” – LUPE FIASCO
Lupe Fiasco is bringing heavy lyrical firepower on a new surprise EP entitled Pharoah Height. As the title implies, one of the themes is accepting and growing into the power and responsibility that comes with being a “king.” The power of language and its importance to identity is another that’s laid out clearly in the intro. Later, you’ll hear a familiar Dilla beat get eviscerated, and Lupe closing with a nice homage to Slick Rick. Enjoy.