Lupe Fiasco’s next album, tentatively titled “Drill Music In Zion,” has received early praise from “Late Registration” engineer Craig Bauer.
Back in August, Lupe announced that he would be making an album within the time frame of 24 hours, and shortly after doing so, he revealed that he and producer Soundtrakk had just created their Illmatic. With a statement like that, it was only natural for Lupe fans to get excited for his forthcoming eighth studio album, tentatively titled Drill Music In Zion, and several months later, it appears that fans are one step closer to hearing it.
Posting a screenshot of his text messages to Instagram, Lupe Fiasco has confirmed that his next album has exited the mixing stage, and for the post’s caption, he simply writes, “‘Life’s work.'” In the screenshot, much of Soundtrakk’s message was rescinded, but below his text, another message from an unknown sender reads, “Lupe… this album is absolutely mind blowing. Utter genius. Honored to have to have been apart of it.”
According to HipHop-N-More, that message came from industry renowned engineer Craig Bauer. Bauer also hopped in the comment section of Lupe’s new post to offer additional praise for the Chicago artist’s forthcoming album, saying, “Honestly… it’s the best rap album I’ve ever mixed. ‘Album of the lifetime’ Grammy.”