Lupe Fiasco is rarely at a loss for words. So when we caught up with the Chicago rapper at Beale St. Music Festival in Memphis, he was happy to divulge some info on his long-awaited Food and Liquor 2 and his thoughts on the Occupy Wall Street movement.
"It's going to be a double album," said the rapper about his new album. "I wanted to go back to the essence of what made [2006's Food and Liquor] so special...The musicality that was on Food and Liquor that the original hardcore Lupe fans appreciated, we put it on this record, but to this tenth power." The rapper said the first single should drop May 22.
Lupe also discussed "Form Follows Function," one of his favorite tracks on the upcoming album. "It's a monster," said Lupe. "Nobody's f**kin' with that. I'll just put that out there. Any other records, I'll give other rappers and musicians that you could possibly do a better song, but "Form Follows Function," rappers ain't f**kin with that. That's how good it is. I'm not being egotistical; it's just you can't f**k with that. It's the Lupe Fiasco that I want to be without the industry constraints."
In the video above, the socially conscious musician also discussed why the Occupy Wall Street movement is a giant classroom and why it's incubating the next leader. Check it.