The consensus on Lupe Fiasco's DROGAS WAVE project is overwhelmingly positive. In the current rap climate, perfectionistic work stands a good chance of being heard, especially if it's being sung by a known entity. True and tried "writers" like Lupe Fiasco aren't always given the diligent read or listen their work requires. The same can be said for (journalistic) writers on the verge of a new idea. On "WAV Files," a standout on DROGAS WAVE, Lupe has the listener reaching for their default search engine.
Lupe Fiasco densely packs the 6th track plenty of deftly hidden symbols, some more obvious than others. The mention of iconic figures like Jesus, Jay-Z, and Mother Earth herself (under several of her pseudonyms) serves not to worship the ground they walk but to push his personal agenda in an artful yet devilish manner. The beat on "WAV Files" also highlights his skills as a producer. Act like you knew.
Jones' locker on top of those hoppers off the side of the ship
Suicide, didn't die from the dip
Submarine man, keep your eyes on the blips
Sonar, echolocation, and where we are facin'
Get back to our nation, oh Lord
So we walkin' back to Africa.