Seemingly fed up with the still-delayed release of his third LP, Fiasco has taken measures into his own hands today leaking a track titled “Go To Sleep” onto the web.
The song certainly adds to the notion that Fiasco doesn’t like making “hits”, something which the rapper’s ex-producer, Prolyfic, argued was the reason why Atlantic Records has yet to release Lasers. But where it lacks a pulsating, club-approved beat, “Go To Sleep” excels due to its lyrics with the first verse alone packing an overwhelming punch of imagery and metaphor:
I wipe the cool from my eye
Stationed in Antarctica, coldest nigga alive
Flow is Armageddon might smite crows/Cruise from the Sky
Before you drive you have to wipe locusts off your rides
But I’m warming up, oceans is on the rise
I be Ocean with 11 associates on my side
Colder than Chris Martin guitarin’ – would you look at all these Spies?
But they can’t see me, I took out their eyes
Replaced them with some me’s, so all they see is he’s
But I will never run, not even if they cry
See I can never fall, not even down their cheek
But I will always ball/bawl, let’s see who the first to blink
And I don’t need no passwords cause I don’t need to cheat
But you can say your last words then you can rest in peace
I’m the hook after your last verse, I’m also like the beat
But I will turn it down so you can go to sleep
We’ll leave final judgment for when the album comes out — whenever that may be.
Update: It appears this song comes from Fiasco’s other new studio album, Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album, and not the aforementioned Lasers, which has been on hold for over a year now. Neither of the albums currently have a release date.
Stream below (via Hypetrak):