In a heartfelt Twitter exchange Lupe Fiasco appeared to announce his intention to quit making music after the release of Food & Liquor 2. Heralded by the underground community for being one of the few lyrical and conscious MCs remaining in the mainstream, his departure from the scene would represent a real blow, and I don’t meant this to appear elitist at all – in the movement to improve the state of ‘radio music’ – see here. More fundamentally, Lupe’s just a real cool guy, and an amazingly talented artist.
Have a read of the story after the jump and tell me: is Lupe for real? Is he quitting?
It appears to have started with Lupe’s comments on the murder rate in Chicago and linking them with Chief Keef:
“Chief Keef scares me. Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents