Following the release of Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, Lupe Fiasco has delivered his own take on the album’s opening track with a new freestyle.
Tackling “Champagne Poetry,” the reflective two-part opener to CLB, Lupe’s “Diet Soda Poetry” arrives after the rapper praised Drizzy’s original version on Twitter. “’Champagne Poetry’ is my #1 running it back to back,” he wrote on the release day. “If y’all find that beat floating give me a sign.” After tweeting out some bars he had in mind for the track, he’s now shared his freestyle.
“I listened to Donda, I also listened to Kanye’s real life that means I’m real twice,” he raps on the track. "Just left album mode with me and my n***a Trakk/And Drake dropped this shit, got me thinking about going back," he closes out the track, hinting that a follow-up to 2018’s Drogas Wave could be on the way soon.
Lupe Fiasco has mostly kept quiet on the music front since releasing Drogas Wave back in 2018. He did drop a collaborative EP with producer Kaelin Ellis last year. Just last month, he tweeted that his next project is “my Illmatic,” referring to Nas’ classic debut album.
Listen to “Diet Soda Poetry” above.