Lupe Fiasco is largely regarded as a man of many metaphors. Fiasco is one of hip-hops most gifted MCs, crafting each bar to perfection. The Chicago native has been receiving high praise for his most recent album ‘Drill Music In Zion’.
During a recent interview with SiriusXM, Fiasco broke down the title’s significance. This also allowed fans to give their own idea on what ‘Drill Music in Zion” indicates.
Interview with SiriusXM:
“What I can say, and this isn’t to get you to listen to the album by any means,” he stated. “The best definition of the title was actually from my sister. My sister does the opening record on the album, Ayesha Jaco. She did the opening on my first two records, Food & Liquor and The Cool. I gave the title to her, and it’ll make sense when we get into it because I did this record in three days, and I didn’t have time.”
Fiasco continued, “There’s a scene from Matrix 2 where they’re in Zion, so everybody knows the name of the little sanctuary where the humans were able to live in the Matrix movie is Zion. That place is a sanctuary away from all the agents and other stuff. But there’s a scene in there and the whole arc of the movie the robots have found a way to drill down in Zion. So they finally found it and maybe it’s Matrix 2 there’s a scene where they’re all standing in Zion and it’s all quiet then all of a sudden you see pieces of the ceiling fall and it’s this whole epic scene. So that one scene in the film became the whole inspiration from the joint.”
While The Matrix meaning starts the broad theme of the album, Fiasco also revealed how an idea came to light. A line from his freestyle initially sparked the idea behind the album title which he later committed to.