One of the most-respected names in hip hop Lupe Fiasco has confessed that following the release of his forthcoming album Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album, the rap star will be hanging up his mic.
The album is Fiasco’s fourth, though it stands as the sequel to his debut release Food & Liquor. Lupe did pull a similar move when that was released, saying that he wouldn’t be taking it any further. He could be once more crying wolf, though following a series of tweets, it seems like the dude is being pretty straight-up.
“My first true love was literature, so I will return to that…Lupe Fiasco ends here…” he posted after revealing that his heart was too broken for him to continue in this line of work.
It’s been a tough week for the young hip hop virtuoso, who found himself in a pretty heavy Twitter battle with a recently made enemy: fellow rapper Chief Keef. During an interview with Baltimore’s 92Q.(Via RapFix) Lupe stated: “Chief Keef scares me…Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents…The murder rate in Chicago is skyrocketing and you see who’s doing it and perpetrating it, they all look like Chief Keef.”
Keef was not too pleased with that remark and tweeted as such, labelling Fiasco as ‘a hoe ass nigga’. A matter of hours later, that tweet was followed by one stating that the account had been hacked, though nothing has been confirmed.
Fiasco, having grown up in Chicago’s inner city, takes the current crime situation there very seriously. Recently, during a live appearance on RapFix Live, he burst into tears after watching footage from a 2006 concert in his hometown, stating afterwards that he had seen “ghosts” in the video: friends and relatives who did not survive the streets of inner city Chicago.
Check out some of the tweets below, and also the first sneak peek at the album: a tasty number called American Terrorist Pt2. You can expect half of the album to drop September 25, and the other half next year.
Lupe fiasco a hoe ass nigga And wen I see him I’ma smack him like da lil bitch he is #300
— BigGucciSosa300 (@ChiefKeef) September 5, 2012