Published Aug 14, 2007Lupe Fiasco has revealed to Billboard.com that he has officially formed the group Child Rebel Soldiers (CRS) along with Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, and a full-length effort may be in the works.
After his show at Lollapalooza, where he performed the Thom Yorke-sampling "Us Placers," the only song they've released so far (on Kanye's Can't Tell Me Nothing mix-tape), Fiasco spilled the beans. "Now [our labels are] working it out," he said. "Whoever is going to pay is going to pay a whole hell of a lot. Everybody is excited, [but] 'Us Placers' is the only record we have."
As for Lupe Fiasco's The Cool, the follow-up to his 2006 debut Food & Liquor, Lupe said the album could be his last. "I'm just wearing down," he admitted. "I'm never doing mix-tapes again, not even Internet ones. My whole energy for making hip-hop music is slowing down. I've been doing it for seven years. I still don't think I'm famous. I'll do what I have to do to promote my next album, but I'm not enthused about doing seven albums. I'll do my three, and then I am going to keep moving to the next phase of life and maybe grow trees."