Royce Da 5’9” and Lupe Fiasco are two of the best emcees right now or ever in the history of Hip-Hop. Even having collaborated on their current podcast, The Lupe and Royce Show. Despite that the two have playfully gone at each other over the past several weeks about who can rap and emcee better.
Starting a back and forth, that went on IG Live. Lupe recently kicked a lengthy freestyle addressing Royce and the whole situation (HHNM has a great break down of the entire thing). Before Royce came through over night, last night with a seven-minute track called, Silence of the Lambda. The soulful new Carlos “Six July” Broady-produced track featuring a few shots at the Chicago emcee. As well as several others. That you can listen to below.
It didn’t take Lu that long to respond either. As early this morning he dropped his very own response record, Steve Jobs: SLR 3 1/2. That’s produced by his longtime collaborator, Soundtrakk. Finding Lu giving his own very fire diss. Over six minutes. With how personal and direct Lu got. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Royce respond back. The only question being how long it will be till he does and how interesting things will get on wax between the two.