Lupe Fiasco Says He Will Never Do Interviews After This. It’s a Great One (Video)

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Earlier this week Lupe Fiasco released his fifth (and reported final) album on Atlantic Records, Tetsuo & Youth, and has been making his media rounds to promote the album. In this interview on Sway In The Morning, he dropped a bomb saying that he will no longer be doing any interviews after he wraps up his current media run. Whether this proves to be true or not, time will tell, but he did give us a lot in his 45 minutes with Sway.

Lupe Fiasco gets philosophical during the interview, asking the people if they would rather hypothetically have a life with fairness, equality and justice, or live with the lack of those things which led to the creation of Hip-Hop culture? He also speaks on the creative process behind the new album (which he’s calling his own best work), including why none of the original singles made it onto the album and why songs like “Chopper” are so long in length. He discusses his relationship with Atlantic, the extent of their input on the album, as well as his Twitter interactions with Kid Cudi, Azealia Banks and Freddie Gibbs. In a separate video from the same interview, Lupe gives a shout-out to Joey Bada$$, whose B4.Da.$$ album shared a release date with Tetsuo & Youth, and goes in on possibly his last ever freestyle on Sway In The Morning over the Souls Of Mischief’s “93 ‘Til Infinity.” Check out both videos below:

Freestyle

Interview

Do you believe Lupe?

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