Lupe introduces his new album, DRILL MUSIC IN ZION. Lupe crafted the new album in just three days, plunging into a folder of beats handed to him by his longtime producer Soundtrakk and emerged with a fully realized album. The new album arrives on June 24 via 1st and 15th/Thirty Tigers.

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“Soundtrakk is the swordmaker, I’m the samurai,” says Lupe. “He’s the mechanic, and I’m the driver.” 

Lupe released the first single, “AUTOBOTO,” along with the album announcement. Soundtrakk’s creeping keys and modal guitar melodies, as well as Lupe’s mantra-like hook, are featured on “AUTOBOTO.”


DRILL MUSIC IN ZION is Lupe’s first new album since 2018’s DROGAS WAVE, and it signals the beginning of a new chapter in his legendary career. The proud Chicago native has already had a jam-packed 2022, with sold-out performances, new music, and more. Lupe recently wrapped off his “Food & Liquor Tour,” which saw him perform his debut album in its entirety.