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Is Lupe Fiasco Dropping a Follow-Up to Fahrenheit 1/15? It Appears So

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Could a newly-free from Atlantic Records Lupe Fiasco be returning to his incredible mixtape series Fahrenheit 1/15? Well, the always cryptic Lupe took to his Instagram page to post the cover art and track list for a project he’s calling Pharaoh Height 2/30. After a quick analysis it appears this EP could be the sequel for his touted Fahrenheit projects. A double up of sorts. Get it?

There’s no info. There’s no caption. Just the cover and track list. I guess we have to read between the line — as we always do with Mr. Fiasco.

Check out the five song track list below.

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Read Lupe Fiasco’s “Dear White Supremacy” Letter

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No doubt in response to Dylan Roof’s awful alleged manifesto, Lupe Fiasco took to Instagram to offer up an emotional response he’s titled “Dear White Supremacy.” He makes some great points and it’s an excellent read and perspective. You can read the entire letter below.

A letter. Part 1 Of 3 Dear White Supremacy, First of all you are not really that supreme. While throughout history White Supremacy it must be admitted you have achieved some very dominant positions. These positions have been gained mostly through force or some biological agent such as disease that did a lot of the dirty work for you in advance. I mean anybody can use force on an unarmed populous and anybody can have smallpox. Not judging, just wanted to point out that having a disease that native folks aren’t immune to because they’ve never seen it doesn’t make you strategically smart or tactically superior, just kind of sick. And these dominant positions don’t really stand up to the test of time that long either. There is nothing about you biologically or physically that denotes an innate mode of supremacy. For that matter there is also nothing about you psychologically, philosophically, cognitively, academically, socially, architecturally, culturally or even financially that signifies a higher position above any other group. And to be diplomatic there is nothing about you that denotes innate inferiority as well. So what you really are is something in the middle. You are regular. White Regularity is congruent to all other forms of regularity i.e. Black, Brown, Etc etc. But in regularity there is room for differences and this is where White Regularity shines! Each group gets the same essential universals. Dance, food, music, etc. and it must be admitted that the White Regularity take on these universal institutions has been unbelievably impressive and a great addition to the total world culture. I mean spaghetti and meatballs, Romeo & Juliet, Coldplay, The Tuxedo, lighter that air travel are all world class additions to the collective bucket but they are no less or more impressive than every other regular groups take on the universals either. And if we really wanted to get analytical every invention is built on inspiration from a previously existing invention so the claim of “The Supreme 1st” to do something is highly debatable and except for a few exceptions, impossible! All things human aren’t born from a supreme overlord solely working in isolation.

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Consequence + Lupe Fiasco – Countdown

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Produced by Consequence & Mike Cash

Okay, this joint is super fresh. Sounds good to hear Cons and Lu. Not sure we’ve seen these two together since the “Disperse” video back in 2008 (which was a fire song/video). With some assistance from Chris Turner on the vocals these three knock it out of the park. Those into that vintage Cons sound will definitely dig this one. Check it out below and stay tuned for the official video.

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Video: Lupe Fiasco f/ GemStones – Just Might Be Okay

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Wow, they took me back with this one. In light of the recent tragedies in Baltimore — and even locally with Rekia Boyd, Lupe decided to reheat one of my favorite records from his undisputed classic, 2006’s Food & Liquor. Prolyfic handled production duties on this one, if you remember correctly.

Despite this record almost being a decade old, the timing is perfect for the re-release which follows Lu’s transistor radio throughout the town. You don’t hear them, though.

So go back to the future with “It Just Might Be Okay” above. Better late than never.

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