In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Lupe Fiasco, the hip-hop superstar speaks out about the uncertain future of CRS (Child Rebel Soldier), his super-group with Pharrell and Kanye West. “CRS is still tentatively unscheduled until me and Pharrell and Kanye can sit down and come up with a game plan and see if it’s something feasible within the near future or is it something that we should maybe think about putting the brakes to completely,” he tells Rap-Up TV.
While the trio’s future may be up in the air, his next projects are not. Lupe, who describes his current relationship with Atlantic Records as “stable,” outlines plans for a U.S. tour and an album with his punk band Japanese Cartoon, tentatively due this summer. He also has remixes in the works with hip-hop collective All City Chess Club.
As for the follow-up to 2006’s Food & Liquor, the Chicago MC is making sure all the pieces are in place before releasing it. “It’s almost there, halfway. I’m not gonna make the same mistake that I did with Lasers.”