Lupe Fiasco releasing new music after all
By Andy Malt | Published on Monday 9 January 2017
You remember how Lupe Fiasco cancelled all future record releases and retired from music last year? Yeah, well he’s releasing new album ‘Drogas Light’ on 10 Feb.
As previously reported, the rapper was accused of anti-Semitism last year, after posting a new track on SoundCloud that referenced “dirty Jewish execs”. He countered that it wasn’t racist because the specific people he was talking about were Jewish. This defence did not stop the criticism, so he eventually tweeted: “I get the hint, God. Yo Lupe fans, it’s been fun and I hope you’ve had fun. I’m officially not releasing any more music. Album’s cancelled”.
The rapper had in fact been promising three new albums since 2015, but all three had been delayed multiple times – Fiasco citing “clearance and mixing issues” in October last year.
It seems those issues have been overcome, and the promised cancellation has now been cancelled, because the first of those three albums, ‘Drogas Light’, is now set for release on 10 Feb via the rapper’s own label 1st & 15th Productions. It will be followed by ‘Drogas’ and ‘Skulls’. Among the guests on the first record are Ty Dolla $ign, Rick Ross and BIG KRIT.
The album announcement coincided with the release of new single ‘Wild Child’.