Lupe Fiasco Brings It Back To His Childhood Home On "Channel No3"

Lupe Fiasco's love for video games is evident on his latest single.

BYAron A.

Lupe Fiasco fans have been eating in recent times. Although there was a point in the past decade when he threatened to retire, these past few years have seen Lupe deliver some quality music. In 2022, he dropped off his latest body of work, Drill Music In Zion, a 10-song body of work that he referred to as his Illmatic. However, he’s remained active with a slew of singles and guest features including a verse on Aesop Rock and Blockhead’s “Pumpkin Seeds.”

Fortunately, he’s keeping his foot on the gas. In April, he released “SentRock” and followed up with “Checkin’” shortly after. Then, he came through with “Outside” a week later. It appears that he still has more heat in the arsenal, indicating that Lupe still has more music ready to unload on his fans. This morning, he came through with his latest offering, “Channel No 3.” The self-produced single brings a warm sense of nostalgia as he reflects on his love for video games.

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Lupe Fiasco Drops New Single 

Lupe’s quick-witted bars and slick wordplay take center stage on “Channel No. 3.” Throughout the record, the rapper reflects on the world of video games, name-dropping platforms like Nintendo, TurboGrafx, and Genesis as he brings fans on a journey through his childhood. Although Lupe’s established himself as an elite MC, his latest offering is another great showcase of his songwriting abilities. 

Outside of music, Lupe Fiasco’s been prospering in the world of post-secondary education as a visiting professor at MIT. The Chicago rapper began teaching the “Rap Theory & Practice: An Introduction” course as part of the MLK Visiting Professor Program at the school. Additionally, he announced that he will be a Saybrook Fellow at Yale University. Although he certainly has a busy schedule these days between his numerous business ventures and academia, it’s clear that he’s still putting in work at the studio. Check out his latest single above and sound off with your thoughts in the comments.

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Quotable Lyrics
RNG got me shedding blood for the fling
Controller 2 get inside the plug for the team 
Need twice the help 'cause it's quite hard
Stick a knife into my life bar, save it at the right part

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.