Lupe Fiasco was originally supposed to release his DROGAS WAVE album next week, but now he surprises fans by dropping it seven days early.
The 24-song project comes with appearances by Nikki Jean, Crystal Torres, Troi Irons, Damian Marley, Simon Sayz, Elena Pinderhughes, and Bishop Edgar Jackson.
Lupe said this about the LP:
“As ships from the West Africa Preventative Squadron worked on the surface of the Atlantic Ocean hunting down & capturing slave vessels the LongChains were busy underneath the waves. Tracking and attacking slave ships in surprise and efficient assaults from below. It is rumored that the legendary success had by the HMS Black Joke, a captured ex-slaveship itself, in capturing so many slaving vessels during its time in service was due to a secret alliance its many captains had with these LongChains who would sometimes assist in the attacks. At times HMS Preventative Squadron vessels would find slaving clippers just floating out at sea with all of its slave cargo set free but with the crews missing. When asked about what happened via native translators which were common on Preventative Squadron ships, the freed slaves would just reply that “The waves took them”. DROGAS WAVE TONIGHT #WAVY #LONGCHAIN.”
Stream DROGAS WAVE below or download a copy of your own on iTunes now.
*Stream is only available in select international markets. Fans in the US will have to wait until midnight.
01. Lupe Fiasco – In The Event Of Typhoon
02. Lupe Fiasco – Drogas
03. Lupe Fiasco – Manilla
04. Lupe Fiasco – Gold Vs. The Right Things To Do
05. Lupe Fiasco – Slave Ship (Interlude)
06. Lupe Fiasco – WAV Files
07. Lupe Fiasco – Down (Feat. Nikki Jean)
08. Lupe Fiasco – Haile Selassie (Feat. Nikki Jean)
09. Lupe Fiasco – Alan Forever (Feat. Crystal Torres)
10. Lupe Fiasco – Helter Skelter (Interlude)
11. Lupe Fiasco – Stronger (Feat. Nikki Jean)
12. Lupe Fiasco – Sun God Sam & The California Drug Deals (Feat. Nikki Jean)
13. Lupe Fiasco – Xo (Feat. Troi Irons)
14. Lupe Fiasco – Don’t Mess Up The Children (Interlude)
15. Lupe Fiasco – Jonylah Forever
16. Lupe Fiasco – Kingdom (Feat. Damian Marley)
17. Lupe Fiasco – Baba Kwesi (Interlude)
18. Lupe Fiasco – Imagine (Feat. Simon Sayz & Crystal Torres)
19. Lupe Fiasco – Stack That Cheese (Feat. Nikki Jean)
20. Lupe Fiasco – Cripple (Feat. Elena Pinderhughes)
21. Lupe Fiasco – King Nas
22. Lupe Fiasco – Quotations From Chairman Fred (Feat. Nikki Jean & Bishop Edgar Jackson)
23. Lupe Fiasco – Happy Timbuck2 Day
24. Lupe Fiasco – 24 Mural Jr.