Lupe Fiasco is always known for his thought-provoking views on politics and social issues, but in what comes as a surprise, the Chicago rapper has revealed that his forthcoming album Tetsuo & Youth will have nothing to do with politics or social issues.
So what’s the album going to be like? Ratchet. Yes, Lupe has put to rest rumours that it will be a party album, revealing that it will be ratchet because he is tired of encouraging people to take a different perspective on issues and not receiving the desired response.
In an interview with The Box, an American radio station, Lupe said: “It aint gonna be a party album. I did like the first interview for the album; I think it was either with Rolling Stone or Billboard and just told them like, you know, on purpose there’s no politics on the record”.
“I feel like, people I’ve said what I had to say and people replied how they had to reply. So now it’s just music. It’s just more just like a certain point you get tired of it. You get tired of trying to like get people to see things from a different way or a different perspective. And it’s kinda like the lack of response what was more like ‘Oh well, forget it. Let’s just go get money then’”.
He added that the album is on its completion stage. “We like 90 percent done with it”, he said. “And everything that I got thus far is super good. But it’s ratchet. It’s ratchet ratchetness on there”.
Tetsuo & Youth is scheduled for release next year.