January 18, 2013


R.I.P. Lupe Fiasco's 'Food & Liquor II, Pt. 2'

Aubree Lennon for Fuse
Aubree Lennon for Fuse

When we caught up with Lupe Fiasco at the listening session to Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, the rapper told us that Food & Liquor 2 was originally intended to be a double album, but Atlantic Records didn’t want to release both albums on the same day. The compromise? Release part one last September and part two sometime this year.

Despite the album allegedly being finished, though, Lupe took to Twitter to announce that, yeah, just kidding about that whole part two thing. "Hello. A decision has been made that the project titled 'F&L2 Part 2' will be summarily cancelled for public release in 2013," Lupe tweeted. "The title/concept for Lupe's 2013 release will be revealed later this year."

The rapper also suspended his Twitter page, deleting all his tweets save this goodbye one:

The #LF twitter is now closed. Please follow @DJBusy + @SNDCLSH for daily updates. Thank You.
Jan 17 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

No word yet on why Lupe decided to scrap part two of the project, but the rapper has always been one of hip hop's more mercurial figures. While we await his next move, let's just watch him, Kanye and Pharrell rhyme over Thom Yorke with footage of the Muppets because it's that kind of day.