Lupe Fiasco's 'Tetsuo & Youth' Gets Release Date
Lupe Fiasco will kick off the new year with a new album. The Chicago rapper’s fifth LP Tetsuo & Youth finally has a release date.
The follow-up to 2012’s Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 will arrive on January 20, 2015, according to Atlantic Records.
— Atlantic Records (@AtlanticRecords) October 15, 2014
It has spawned several tracks including “Old School Love” with Ed Sheeran, the cancer survivors’ anthem “Mission,” and the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted single “Next to It.” Lupe also revealed that Chris Brown would be featured on the song “Crack.”
He recently became frustrated with his label again and announced plans for a mixtape called Lost in the Atlantic.
“ATLANTIC RECORDS won’t release the album until they get a ‘pop’ single…so putting together a mini-project while they find one for me,” said Lupe. “It’s called Lost In The Atlantic Ocean with a bunch of my friends to stay active and happy.”
It’s unclear if he still has plans to release the project now that he has a release date.
He previewed one of the new tracks, “Haile Selassie,” which features Soundtrakk and Nikki Jean.