Lupe Fiasco has become a firestarter as much for his words off than mic as on it lately, so when Hardknock TV got a chance to chat with him ahead of the September release of Food & Liquor 2, they got Lupe to open up about a number of topics, including:
— His interesting perspective on why he isn’t in a rush to do music with talented young rappers like Kendrick Lamar and Blu.
— How he manages being a content-focused artist in the mainstream.
— Lupe’s role in the Occupy movement now that the media hype has died down.
— What he plans to do once his record contract with Atlantic is up.
And if you want to see more of Lupe’s measured, well thought out exchange with Hardknock TV, check out part one of their extended interview, in which Lupe spells out the concept behind F&L II and sheds light on the singles released from the album so far.