Controvery notwithstanding, Lupe Fiasco
‘s core appeal lies in his intelligence, complex bar structure and acute awareness of pop culture. Fiasco revisits a certain Food & Liquor
-esque style for his newest single, “Animal Pharm.”
The track, released in light of the rapper’s upcoming Tetsuo & Youth
LP, samples Atoms For Peace
‘s droned out “Ingenue” in the background. Presumably a reference to George Orwell’s Animal Farm
, a novel chiefly concerned with social upheaval, Lupe’s track covers a myriad of current events and attempts to connect several dots for listeners. Enjoy the song below.