Monday, August 31, 2015

Lupe Fiasco Rhymes Over J Dilla, Robert Glasper, The Weeknd & Flying Lotus on Farenheit 1/15 Quasi-sequel, "Pharaoh Height 2/30" (Soundcloud)

"Peep my bro @LupeFiasco's new FREE mixtape!!! The track "Valleys" is my Dillalude #2," Robert Glasper Experiment/Trio frontman and founder @robertglasper exuberantly Tweeted late Saturday evening. Glasper is of course referring to Chicago emcee Lupe Fiasco's latest 6-track mixtape EP, Pharaoh Height 2/30; a clever allusion and quasi-sequel to his own 3-volume career-boosting Fahrenheit 1/15 mixtape series (2006). When arranged in descending order from #1-6, Pharaoh Height 2/30's tracklist cryptically reads: "IN... VALLEYS... OF... KINGS... PYRAMID... SCHEMES." Not entirely unlike his Thanksgiving 2011 mixtape freebie, Friend of The People: I Fight Evil, Pharaoh Height 2/30 showcases an eclectic sampling of production work culled from the likes of Glasper, J Dilla, The Weeknd affiliate Daheala, Flying Lotus, and even a Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain E3 commercial. Pharaoh Height EP's Grade A choice cuts include "VALLEYS" and "OF," which are two Donuts-era Dilla selections, one being an instrumental "remix" hand-crafted by Robert Glasper himself. "2 down. #TYPH Tetsuo Youth... Pharaoh Height 2/30," @LupeFiasco Tweeted over the weekend, complete with attached album art and companion hyper-links to his two most recent Atlantic Records/1st & 15th-released projects. Stereogum head-scratchingly reported Monday afternoon that "[Lupe Fiasco] now says he wants to "unmake an album," and he's offering to accept any used physical copies of Lasers that fans want to send him and to destroy those copies with an actual laser;" if Fiasco's The Return of Lasers Redemption fiasco (pun intended ha) is indeed successful, he says he'll destroy the amassed lot of Lasers copies on New Year's Day 2016.

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