Chicago lyrical legend Lupe Fiasco returned with a new project titled House today (July 24). It’s a collaboration that came about when Kaelin Ellis, a Florida producer, posted some beats online during the quarantine. A Twitter user tagged Fiasco and he jumped on the beat. The relationship grew and now we have a new project from one of the most celebrated rappers of the 21st century.
Virgil Abloh, CEO of Off-White and New Men’s Art Director at Louis Vuitton, makes several appearances on the project. The production provides a jazzy vibe and is the perfect soundscape for Fiasco’s wordplay. The collaboration is reminiscent of how The Foreign Exchange connected on the OkayPlayer chat boards decades ago.
Check out House here.