Lupe Fiasco is not retiring. No musician’s ever really able to leave behind making music because the creative process is part of who they are. However, Lupe’s still very vocal about leaving rap behind and his exit strategy, which he shared in a recent interview with Australia’s Music Feeds TV. After the Chicago-born MC fulfills his contractual obligations to Atlantic, his current future plans include music but other angles of exploration aside from just rap.
“Contractually, I still have to do another record [titled Skulls] if the label picks it up,” he explained. “But even after this part one and part two [of Food & Liquor 2] I’m basically kind of done, because that album is even almost finished. I won’t make music for commercial purposes after that. It’ll more just be kind of artistic and developing my other music projects, so we’ve got SNDCLSH, my DJ[-based] kind of electro kind of thing, and then Japanese Cartoon, which is my punk band. I don’t even know if Lupe Fiasco is gonna exist after Skulls, I might even just do a name change or something like that…if I feel like making a rap album, then I’ll make it.” [HHDX]