Lupe Fiasco Tackles Class and Race in ‘Deliver’ Video
With his fifth album, 'Tetsuo & Youth' dropping next month, Lupe Fiasco is starting to roll out new songs and videos left and right. The rapper just dropped the Nikki Jean-assisted cut 'Madonna' and now he releases the visuals for 'Deliver.'
The clip follows three characters. A dreadlocked man on a telephone, a pizza delivery guy and a little kid, who's given money to complete some unknown task. From there, the young boy jumps on his bicycle and pedals to another part of town, which looks vastly different from his usual urban dwellings.
"The pizza man don't come here no more / Too much dope / Too many n----s on the porch / So the pizza man don't approach," Lupe raps.
Director Alex Nazari does a stellar job of building up the drama -- we don't know what's going to happen to that boy. From the outset, the story line has you guessing and it provokes thought just like the song does.
'Tetsuo & Youth' arrives Jan. 20, 2015.
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