After previewing tracks from his upcoming fourth album Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 to a small group of New York journalists Wednesday night, Lupe Fiasco revealed that he has already decided on the titles for next pair of projects.
According to the Village Voice, the Chicago MC’s next two albums, his last under his current deal with Atlantic Records, will be called Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 2 and Skulls. He says the latter of the two is almost completed (which may or may not mean the former is totally completed), and after the albums are released, the Voice quotes his as saying, he’s going to “leap right into artisthood,” whatever that means.
Considering the quality and potency of his last two singles — “Lamborghini Angels” and “Bitch Bad” — let’s hope that post-Atlantic “artisthood” still includes music.
Aside from the new album titles, the listening session also uncovered some new information about part one of F&L 2, including the fact that the album has no feature appearances and that the tracklist is split evenly between songs with developed concepts (like the aforementioned two) and “rappity rap rap” songs on which Lupe will be flexing his MC muscle.
Should be a good one. Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 drops September 25th.