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Audio: Lupe Fiasco "American Terrorist, Pt. 2" + Retirement [??] - Okayplayer

Audio: Lupe Fiasco "American Terrorist, Pt. 2" + Retirement [??]

Lupe Fiasco chunking up the deuces in a still from his "Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)" video

As you doubtless noticed if you follow Lupe Fiasco (or Okayplayer) on twitter, Wasulu has apparently (?) retired from the rap game altogether, stating that the forthcoming album Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Part 1 will be his last. Read the full text of his twitter announcement below:

 ‏@LupeFiasco: My father I have spoken the truth to them yet it has only made my life in this world more troubled. I can bear this no longer…

‏@LupeFiasco:  I have spoken peace only 2 receive vitriol and malice in return. My brother seeks destruction my sister seeks attention paths to nothingness.

‏@LupeFiasco:  I’d die for them… but they’d probably spit on my grave… I still will die for them… Just bury me in a place far from their reach… Amin.

‏@LupeFiasco:  This album will probably be my last…its been a pleasure to have all my fans provide so much love an inspiration for me and my family

‏@LupeFiasco:  but my heart is broken and i see no comfort further along this path only more pain. I cannot participate any longer in this…

‏@LupeFiasco:  My first true love was literature so i will return to that…lupe fiasco ends here…

‏@LupeFiasco:  …

Would seem a little odd to fade to black on a release sub-titled “Part 1”–which may be why Lupe followed the announcement by blasting out what he described as an “unfinished but fitting” version of a new song: “American Terrorist, Part 2.” Not only does the ‘Part 2’ make a more reflexive chunking up of the proverbial deuces but the lyrics (which reprises his suicide-bomber notes on “American Terrorist” Parts 1 and 3) seem downright auto-biographical in the context of his announcement and the back-n-forth with fellow Chicagoan Chief Keef which immediately preceded (if not prompted) it:

“Last remarks: they did it to themselves / Killed off heaven, now I live in hell / So complicit in they own non-survival…they biggest rival, is inside you…”

Sort of seems to sum up Lu’s general disgust with the state of the game and the urban cult of violence that Keef has come to represent. Listen below and Lupologists, tell me what the hell to think about this whole situation in the comments section.


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