Lupe Fiasco is apparently done with music. The Chicago rapper announced on his protected Twitter account that he’s officially retiring.
“I get the hint God,” the tweet says. “Yo Lupe fans it’s been fun and I hope you’ve had fun. I’m officially not releasing anymore music. Albums cancelled.” See OnSmash’s screengrab of the tweet below.
I get the hint God.
Yo Lupe fans it's been fun and I hope you've had fun.
I'm officially not releasing anymore music.
— DROGASLight Out Now! (@LupeFiasco) December 13, 2016
Fiasco’s referring to the three albums he planned to drop this year. He said he was still intending on releasing the LPs at a later date, after sample clearance issues derailed the original schedule, but it appears that’s no longer the case. As it currently stands, Fiasco’s verses over J. Cole’s “Everybody Dies” looks to be his final song.
Lupe Fiasco became a notable alternative hip-hop figure in the mid-’00s after a string of strong mixtapes and a key feature on Kanye West’s “Touch the Sky.” The Chicagoan went on to release five albums, with his first two—2006’s Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor and 2007’s Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool—being his most acclaimed. His last album, Tetsuo & Youth, debuted to meager sales but a warm critical reception in 2015.
By Brian Josephs