16 Songs, 1 Hour 18 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lupe Fiasco is an underground rapper with a mainstream career, and vice versa. From his label dust-ups to his shifting musical ambitions, he's an iconoclast who happens to be a hitmaker. He revels in this duality on Tetsuo & Youth. Dig the second track, "Mural," which is nine minutes of dizzying raps with no guests and no hook. "Chopper" is similarly maximalist, featuring seven rappers and stretching nearly 10 minutes. Everything from banjo samples to '80s metal guitars to classic boom-bap beats dot the productions. The smorgasbord of textures complements Lupe's seemingly endless verses, adding up to a quixotic album that's also one of his best.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lupe Fiasco is an underground rapper with a mainstream career, and vice versa. From his label dust-ups to his shifting musical ambitions, he's an iconoclast who happens to be a hitmaker. He revels in this duality on Tetsuo & Youth. Dig the second track, "Mural," which is nine minutes of dizzying raps with no guests and no hook. "Chopper" is similarly maximalist, featuring seven rappers and stretching nearly 10 minutes. Everything from banjo samples to '80s metal guitars to classic boom-bap beats dot the productions. The smorgasbord of textures complements Lupe's seemingly endless verses, adding up to a quixotic album that's also one of his best.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Hassan123400000 ,

Best album of 2015

This is obviously the best album of 2015.hands down.

Calbanian ,

Lu Boy is on Fyre

I will strongly recommend this album. Today's music is garbage and lacks content but Tetsuo & Youth is the complete opposite. It ignites that fire that is missing in our everyday life. Puts us in a reflection mode that I hope will drive each one of us to start a revolution in our communities. A revolution against racism, womanizers, poverty, corruption, drugs and so much more. It's really rare nowadays to make beautiful art. It's a sad world where sex sells and I applaud you Lupe for standing by your beliefs and showing us what a great artist looks like. You are a legend and beasts like you will always have my support!!

illecit ,

🔥🔥🔥

F&L 2 was one of the greatest albums I've ever listened to. Lupe's underrated and sometimes unfathomable wordplay will leave Tetsuo and Youth another classic. Ready for 1/20/15! 😍

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