For the first official single off of Lupe Fiasco’s upcoming album Tetsuo & Youth, he doesn’t go for the club smash to fuel summer partying. Instead, Lupe’s “Mission” is an ode to those affected by cancer and the beginning of a larger endeavor. With the Stand Up To Cancer organization, Lupe will raise awareness and funds for cancer research, and “Mission” is the first step. Expect more from Lupe and Stand Up To Cancer in the near future. Hear his new song below.
‘Mission’ is a track to empower those facing cancer, revere cancer survivors and remember those who have passed to due to cancer related illnesses. With an inspiring introduction from various cancer survivors telling their story, anchored by legendary singer/songwriter and cancer survivor Charlie Wilson, ‘Mission’ has Lupe Fiasco expressing stories of the emotional burden of cancer, while also working to uplift those in an effort to help fight the disease. In support of ‘Mission,’ Lupe has joined Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a grassroots movement to raise funds to accelerate the pace of cancer research, as a celebrity ambassador. Together, Lupe and Stand Up To Cancer are planning various collaborations tied to the track that will be unveiled later this year. http://www.standup2cancer.org