Image via SoundCloud

Image via SoundCloud

Two months after saying goodbye to Twitter manifestos, Lupe Fiasco has released new music. The time away from social media has not affected his wordplay skills in the least.

“Atomic Misphilosophy” is Lupe at his most politically disenchanted: his opening statement decries any justification for war, while the verses themselves are carefully crafted arguments against our society’s priorities. “Arms race, race for the horrific/Manhattan project, man-cancelling project,” Lupe raps, once again asserting his place as one of today’s most lyrically potent rappers.

It’s an outtake from the album that never was (yet): Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Part 2. The album that came instead, Tetsuo & Youth, has been doing just fine, reaching #2 on Billboard’s hip-hop charts.