Lupe Fiasco Sets Release September 25th Date for Food & Liquor 2
Lupe Fiasco has set his next LP, Food & Liquor 2: Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, for a September 25th release.
The Chicago rapper made that clear, taking to his Facebook account to make the announcement.
“Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 9/25/12,” he posted on his account.
“It’s the Lupe Fiasco I want to be without industry constraints, without the trying to please the hardcore fans or get the new fans,” he said. “It’s just what I would do for myself if nobody ever heard it.”
The news comes after producer/rapper Pete Rock says that his emotions got the best of him, when he went on a Twitter tirade over Lupe’s sampling of his classic cut with CL Smooth, “T.R.O.Y.”
“At that point, my emotions were working—I’m still thinking about Heavy D and Troy is a dear friend to me, and my emotions got the best of me, and I expressed myself on Twitter,” Pete Rock told MTV News on Tuesday (May 29).
Tension first boiled over on Monday (May 21), when Rock took to Twitter after hearing Lupe’s track, which sampled his iconic “T.R.O.Y.” record.
“No disrespect to lupe fiasco and i like him alot but TROY should be left alone. Feel so violated, the beat is next to my heart and was made Outta anguish and pain. When it’s like that it should not be touched by no one,” Rock tweeted after hearing the track. “I’m not flattered @ all. Dat sh– is wack, and the producer should be ashamed of his f—in self. Smh.”
Lupe’s last album, Lasers, spawned records like “The Show Goes On,” “Words I Never Said” and “Out of My Head,” featuring Trey Songz.—Jakinder Singh