Lupe Fiasco switches it up with Ty Dolla $ign for single “Next to It”. Lupe Fiasco ditches his signature funk for party music in this track, which aired last night on Chicago Radio station 107.5.
To explain his shift in musical direction, Lupe says, ” The album is compartmentalized into different zones. So there’s a ratchet zone on the album-unapologetic, summer in the club, freaknik type records but with a Lupe twist. [ I though] let’s put out substance first, let’s do “Mission” and actually create something substantial, then let’s have an afterparty”.
“Next to it” is the second single off of the album Tetsuo and Youth, the first being his empowering “Mission”. Due later this year, Lupe’s new album will feature appearances from Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Big K.R.I.T and more.