Lupe Fiasco To Become Novelist?
Published Jan 18, 2008Rapper Lupe Fiasco has promised to quit the rap game and try his hand at becoming a successful novelist - but not before he makes one more album.
The artist behind 2006's Grammy-nominated Food & Liquor album is looking to take up a new profession, which he sees will be writing novels. Lupe (real name Wasalu Muhammad Jaco) is currently promoting his newest album, The Cool, which was released last month, but feels there is still room in his life for one more record. "I have one more album in me and then I'm out," he said. "I've been doing this music hustle for eight years and have more things I still want to do. There are other ways besides putting out an album that allow me to channel my creative energy and I'm writing a book about a window washer. I will have more than enough to keep me busy." Lupe went on to add that his third and possibly final album currently has the working title of LupEND - get it?
As for flirting with other media, Lupe revealed to Pitchfork last year that heÕs interested in turning The Cool into a horror-themed radio show. "To really tell it," he said. "Because I think it would be corny to try to be spooky on a hip-hop record. We're actually going to tell it as it is, like a horror psycho-thriller kind of situation."
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