Lupe Fiasco Says Fans May Have To Wait Till 2017 For His Three New Albums

Lupe Fiasco Says Fans May Have To Wait Till 2017 For His Three New Albums

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Lupe Fiasco told fans in December that he planned to release three new albums in 2016, but with some tweets on Sunday, he revealed some bad news.

“It’s a strong chance you won’t get any new Lupe albums this year,” he tweeted. “Sorry y’all. I tried 2 make it happen but best laid plans make a mess made.”

He explained that even though two of the three albums – Drogas Light and Drogas – were fully recorded, but “clearances and mixing issues for Drogas are pushing us beyond realistic deadlines now.”

“I’ll take these L’s like a champ and keep it moving. Again so sorry to let you folks down,” he added. “The albums have been done for months. It’s the red tape & details. The shit I hate…”

In December 2015, Lupe announced that he planned to drop three full albums within the following 12 months – Drogas, Skulls and Roy – before retiring from rap as a whole. He later announced that he scrapped Roy, but still planned to release three albums, adding Drogas Light as the second record and making Skulls his swan song. But both lineups he has presented had Drogas as the first album – and knowing Lupe’s penchant for concepts, it’s likely vital that Drogas comes first to tell the story he wants to convey, even if Drogas Light is ready to go.

The news will be a letdown, but Lupe fans still have reason to celebrate. He just began his second nationwide tour of the year, and this year, he’s released a freestyle to Desiigner’s “Panda” and a new single called “Pick Up The Phone.”  Plus, there are likely still more metaphors to dig up from Tetsuo & Youth, Lupe’s conceptually-dense 2015 LP that fulfilled his contracted with Atlantic Records, or the free Pharaoh Height EP that he dropped months later.

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