Grammy Award-winning recording artist Lupe Fiasco says f–k cancer on “Mission,” the first single from his upcoming fifth album entitled Tetsuo and Youth. The song was created in collaboration with Stand Up to Cancer to “empower those facing cancer, revere cancer survivors, and remember those who have passed due to cancer related illnesses.”
“Mission” starts with 90 seconds of testimonials from various cancer survivors, including singer, songwriter, and prostate cancer survivor Charlie Wilson. And each verse of the song is written from the perspective of someone living with a form of the disease: a woman with breast cancer; a seven-year-old boy with stage 4 lymphoma, and a man with an “undiagnosed and untreated” diagnosis.
As a celebrity ambassador for Stand Up to Cancer, Lupe Fiasco wants to tackle the “emotional burden of cancer, while also working to uplift those in an effort to help fight the disease.”
“’Mission’ is a song near to my heart from both personal experience and of those close to me,” he says. “We are on a ‘Mission’ and hope others will join in our efforts.”
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