- Artist: Lupe Fiasco
- Track: Mazinger
- Producer: SX
- Album: Lost in the Atlantic
Last week, Lupe Fiasco lit the fuse on Lost in the Atlantic, the digital prelude to his next full-length, with a reader-acclaimed joint dedicated to Ethiopian monarch Haile Selassi. The follow-up single is also based on a cultural allusion, but one from a very different realm. On this cut, the long-running giant-mecha anime/manga series Mazinger serves as the springboard for relentlessly-flowed reflections on everything from spirituality, to the music game, to Bill Clinton's notorious tryst with Monica Lewinsky. PJ handles hook duties, joining Lupe over an immersive synth beat by SX. Lost in the Atlantic hasn't received a drop date, but Atlantic RecordsTweeted that the long-awaited Tetsuo & Youth will be released January 20, 2015.
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