Lupe Fiasco – The National Anthem

Need more awesome? Listen to our FAVORITE SONGS OF 2014. Make sure you don't miss any tunes: FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

Lupe Fiasco   The National Anthem

I posted Lupe Fiasco’s Enemy of the State mixcassette the other day, but it looks like the links have since been deleted. I won’t replenish the links because I don’t know why they were deleted, so if you want the tape, a Google search will do you a world of good. I did, however, want to share one specific track from Enemy.

On the smartest track on the project, Lupe Fiasco wraps himself in a hot as fire Radiohead sample. Sampling Radiohead in hip hop isn’t anything new, per se, but it’s always a tricky endeavor, and more often than not, a double-edged sword.

Lupe Fiasco takes on Radiohead’s Kid A classic, “The National Anthem”, easily Radiohead’s most hip-hop friendly track. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard a prolific rapper over “The National Anthem”, however. If you recall, the Jaydiohead project mashed together Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” and Radiohead’s “The National Anthem” and the result was glorious.

Lupe Fiasco’s take on “The National Anthem” was made in the same style as his recent, rather aimless “diss” tracks. Things do pick up, though, when Radiohead’s jazz ensemble comes in in the last 50 seconds of the track. Props to another artist who can wear “The National Anthem” with ease and skill.

MP3: Lupe Fiasco – The National Anthem

What did you think?
 0  0  0  0
merchandise after the end
Reviews

The Florida post-punk band releases their grandest album yet.

READ MORE
fight-or-flight-remix
Remixes

The three Chicago M.C.’s unite for a poignant remix of Herb’s Welcome to Fazoland cut

READ MORE
egagge23
Videos

Hear another song Lupe recorded for non-profit org, Stand Up to Cancer

READ MORE
bojack-horseman-exclusive-trailer-debut_bghe
News

Hear the theme song for the amazing new Netflix show courtesy of the Black Keys drummer

READ MORE
thomyorke-dj-608x608
Music

Anyone in attendance at the Roosevelt Hotel Tuesday night is one lucky sob!

READ MORE
metahexa_gif
Feature

Featuring Kanye West, Childish Gambino, Ryan Hemsworth, Raury, Sylvan Esso, and more.

READ MORE
jack u
Music

Some more forward momentum from Skrillex and Diplo’s collaborative project.

READ MORE
led zeppelin reissue
Music

Listen to an alternate recording that will be released as part of a massive reissue.

READ MORE
the bug angels and devils
Music

Listen to a cast-off track from Angels and Devils.

READ MORE