so looks like all lupe fans will have a “part 1″ of “the great american rap album” with no sequel. as lupe took to twitter a few hours ago to delete all tweets (again) and post a few updates, he managed to get out that F&L 2′s second part has been scrapped.
after all the bullshit, beef and bickering from lupe fiasco and “t.r.o.y.” originator pete rock, the two let the dust settle. and while the single didn’t much for me, the man can still rap himself some laps around everyone else. AND he can make music videos. he puts the gritty punk rock aesthetic aside for this one, only to trade it in for tongue-in-cheek lambo rentals and cartoon miscreants.
don’t let the title fool you. despite his recent track record, lupe isn’t selling out for a waka flocka type of single, as one may (ridiculously) assume. “bitch bad” takes a vulgar statement and flips it into the conscious shit you’ve come to expect from wasalu. i’ll just say it: this is the best song he’s released since the best song on LASERS. production from the audibles; food and liquor 2 drops september 25th.
my “give a shit” meter for this album has plummeted to close to 0 fucks. the one thing i didn’t want with food & liquor 2 is some neo-political fake ass agenda rap. and while the beat is amazing and samples/interpolates pete/cl’s “T.R.O.Y.,” i’m still holding out hope that lupe has some “paris, tokyo,” and “hip-hop saved my life” left in him, but we’ll just have to wait for more.
edit: pete rock is not happy.
edit 2: lupe is not happy that pete rock put him on blast
i’ll be honest – i barely give a shit about this. after lupe fiasco’s dramatic saga with LASERS and collabs with bassnectar, my interest in the emcee is at an all time low. in the video above, he announces a new single will drop may 22nd, and the sequel to 06′s food and liquor will see a DOUBLE LP release date.
oh and lets hope he’s actually fucking rapping.