Lupe Fiasco Drops a Boom-Bap Tribute to Chicago Fried Chicken Staple With Unreleased Song 'Harold's'
Leave it to Lupe Fiasco to make buying and eating fried chicken sound so poetic. In a birthday shout-out to a friend, the Chicago rapper showcased his love for the famous Chicago chicken shack Harold's by dropping a lo-fi visual and roughly two minutes of the unreleased track "Harold's" from his Drogas Light project
The visual sees Harold's employees making the succulent fried chicken, packing the trays with fries, and a splash of mouthwatering mild sauce, sort of like an all-star fried-chicken-making highlight reel. Lu raps over a soulful sample, with a smooth warm bass line, making lyrical art out of eating the fried delicacy.
"Prized crinkle fries purchased by the body bag/ Or mild sauce applied by the shotty blast/ Eatin' thru the soggy brown paper out the bottom/ Two-handed bandit, I got 'em/ And sport the white fork for the gobblin'," Fiasco raps, going so far as to call Harold's the fried chicken king.
Check out the teaser below:
Happy Birthday To My Real Brothers Harold “Huggy Bear” Perkins...this one dedicated to you big bro! Love ---- couldn’t find a gift so I figured I bring you back to the crib one time...— DROGASLight Out Now! (@LupeFiasco) February 5, 2018
From the vaults “Harold’s” prod. By Chris Dave#TheChi pic.twitter.com/SHs0Y5uljt