Monday, April 14, 2008
When the day comes he will be missed ...
"Fairly new on the national scene, rapper Lupe Fiasco recently told MTV that he's pretty sure his next album would be his last full-length solo project.
"I don't want to say I'm 100 percent sure, like, 'Yeah, this is it.' But 85 percent," he revealed. "That 15 percent is the X factor. That could be bills. Like, 'Lupe, you got to pay the bills.' 'Oh, man, I got to put out another album.' "
Fiasco says it's not the making of music or the performing, but the business of releasing it as a product that's got him weary.
"There's all types and parts of the music business," he said. "There's the studio, record-store music business, and then there's the performing music business. I love the performing, I could perform forever. I'll be on stage until I'm 90 doing 'Kick, Push' and all that stuff if I can. But it's the whole process of it that wears you down. I actually got sick right before the Grammys. Never got a chance to go to the Grammys. I was running so hard doing music, and then when I got to the pivotal moment where you get the accolades for it, I found myself in the hospital and the doctor telling me I can't even go."
"I'm going to go away with a bang," he added. "I don't want to give too much away, because it's later. We're still just into The Cool project and still got more stuff to come out of this, but I am thinking on it. I'm already building it out, starting now, because it's massive... I'm 85 percent sure that my next album, LUPN, will be the end-all."
Lupe has also been tied to a possible super group called Child Rebel Soldiers, or CRS, which would consist of himself, Pharrell Williams and Kanye West.
"We don't know if there's going to be an album from CRS, what CRS are going to be," he said. "All we know is we're going to debut a piece of CRS on the Kanye tour. You have to come see it."
via Bossip.com and LIVESTEEZ.com
Must we CONSTANTLY be reminded of this? Everyone be sure to support Lupe by purchasing your copy of THE COOL if you haven't done so already AND by going out to see his sure to be banging show on the GLOW IN THE DARK TOUR!
Resource: Lupe Fiasco's Fan Blog