Lupe Fiasco Quitting????5th Sepetmber 2012 Lupe Fiasco announced he will be retiring from the rap game ( via his twitter @LupeFiasco. ) This all comes 20 days before his 4th studio album . Greatest American Rap Album: part 1 is set to drop.I am a huge Lupe fan and i cannot imagine music without Lupe. Lupe is one of the few dudes left in the industry that is a breathe of fresh air, who understands the culture behind Hip hop. it will be sad to see him leave the game, but at the end of the day, it must be hard for him, being a black man from west-side Chicago, but has not conformed to the worldly standards current hip hop.
Lupe always preaches a non violent and non selfish movement ,well him being a Muslim, i guess he has always struggled with the Celeb lifestyle which he never fully embraced, and i must say Lupe seems like a decent guy. It was very disheartening when he dropped the video for Bi#ch Bad Video - a social commentary song the looks at the use of the word " Bi*ch in everyday life especially in Hip hop, that some critics felt this was pushed, irrelevant or an act, I wondered if these people had ever listened to Lupe Fiasco music before. Even when he was faced with a directive from Atlantic record to make a more 'popy" sound with his previous release "LASERS", he still managed to sneak in an important message through the pop sound. ( listen to Beautiful Lasers ; The Show Goes On ; Till i get There )
A couple of weeks ago while being interviewed by Baltimore 92Q, Lupe said " "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." This led to Keef threatening to smack Lupe Fiasco and called him .... ( Lupe vs chief Keef ). This among other things led to my fav MC saying he's ready to throw in the towel. That GARA: Part 1 will probably be his last album. but Lupe was/ is set to release Great American Rap Album: Part 2 and then Skulls before his contract with Atlantic records is up.
Well only time will tell, maybe Lupe will truly retire and then concentrate on literature.........
Peace and Love especially to my hero Mr. Wasalu Mohammed Jaco ( Lupe Fiasco). you stood out among the rest as you spoke words that build and inspired. even if you weren't appreciated by the masses, there were others like me, who believed in you and still do. Thank you for your music.
Below you can listen to an unfinished American Terrorist II. which was supposed to go on GARA:Part II.
American Terrorist Pt 2