Lupe Fiasco Drops Impassioned Ode to Gaming on 'Killers'

Lupe Fiasco in 2016
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Lupe Fiasco performs at St. Andrews Hall on April 25, 2016 in Detroit.

Though Lupe Fiasco won't be releasing three new albums this year as he had hoped, the Chicago wordsmith dropped a new record instead called "Killers" on Monday night. 

On Sunday, Lupe teased on Twitter that he would drop "Killers" if video game player Nuckle Du walked away victorious with the Caption Cup. "I said if @LiquidNuckleDu won #CapcomCup2016 I’d drop ‘Killers’….tomorrow night! #LandOfTheFree,” he wrote. Nuckle Du then clinched the title.

"Killers" is an ode to the video game-obsessed. Fiasco flaunts his knowledge of Street Fighter, rapping on the opening verse, “Here comes a new challenger and I think they wanna battle/ I gotta show him and let him know I’m king of my castle.”

Earlier this year, Fiasco showcased his skills as a gamer when he trounced the No. 1 Street Fighter player in the world at the Street Fighter V launch gala in San Francisco. A snippet of the song was originally used as a promo record during the event in July. Fortunately, fans can revel in the full track for their gaming pleasure below.


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