Today marks a bittersweet moment for Lupe Fiasco fans—likely more bitter than sweet. Despite gifting an unfinished version of a new song, "American Terrorist Pt. 2," to the world, the Chicago, Illinois MC has announced that he will retire following the release of his fourth studio album, Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album.
The news comes in light of his recent online altercation with Chief Keef, who threatened to "smack" Lupe on Twitter—something he later denied, claiming his account was hacked. Lupe responded with words of love and kindness, before posting a series of tweets in which he wrote that his "heart is broken" and he "cannot participate any longer in this."
Lupe also announced that he will return to his first love, literature, after departing from music. You can read the rapper's tweets below and stream "American Terrorist Pt. 2" after the jump.
This album will probably be my last...its been a pleasure to have all my fans provide so much love an inspiration for me and my family— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) September 5, 2012
but my heart is broken and i see no comfort further along this path only more pain. I cannot participate any longer in this...— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) September 5, 2012
My first true love was literature so i will return to that...lupe fiasco ends here...— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) September 5, 2012
Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 hits shelves Sep. 25, with part two expected out early next year. In which case, here's an early farewell to the great Lupe Fiasco. It's been a pleasure. [LupE.N.D.]