Lupe Fiasco has released his lead single from his forthcoming album Tetsuo & Youth, “Mission.” The first single begins with a 90 second overlapping audio of people talking about their struggles with cancer. Check it below.
‘Mission’ is a track to empower those facing cancer, revere cancer survivors and remember those who have passed to due to cancer related illnesses. With an inspiring introduction from various cancer survivors telling their story, anchored by legendary singer/songwriter and cancer survivor Charlie Wilson, ‘Mission’ has Lupe Fiasco expressing stories of the emotional burden of cancer, while also working to uplift those in an effort to help fight the disease. In support of ‘Mission,’ Lupe has joined Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a grassroots movement to raise funds to accelerate the pace of cancer research, as a celebrity ambassador. Together, Lupe and Stand Up To Cancer are planning various collaborations tied to the track that will be unveiled later this year. www.standup2cancer.org
“Mission” is currently abaliable for purchase.
In addition to his powerful single release, Fiasco recently interacted with fans via Twitter about his fifth LP. Lupe revealed some of the features he’s already has lined up. He’s confirmed features with Rick Ross, Big K.R.I.T., Trae Tha Truth, Ab-Soul and Chris Brown. He has also revealed that also wants to feature SZA and Future.
Lupe has hinted at an August release date for Tetsuo & Youth.