Lupe Fiasco has always been a rapper to watch, listen to and learn from, but according to an interview that he did the other day, he's bowing out of the game.
When Sway said that the interview might be his last, but that they would still "chop it up," Lupe replied with a handshake saying, "Yeah, privately we all good, but publicly, I'm stepping back."
Tetsuo & Youth is the "Kick, Push" rapper's fifth and supposed final studio album, and based on the fight that he and his fans put up to have his last album released, it doesn't come as a surprise that he is taking his final bow.
During his time on Sway in the Morning, he also kicked a freestyle that was about four minutes long that touched on his admiration for Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$, who also just released an album, his time in the industry and rising above the fray to do what fulfills him and what he believes his destiny is.
Watch the full interview here.
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