News: Lupe Fiasco Stirs Speculation W/ "Cup Of Jayzus" Announcement

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013 10:50PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco is starting to gain attention after a silent start to 2013 by announcing plans to put out a new project titled Peace of Paper/Cup of Jayzus.

Fiasco announced the news heading into the week and even penciled in a September release date.

Lupe Fiasco took to twitter on Sunday, August 4, to announce a new somewhat JAY Z-inspired project, Peace Of Paper/Cup of Jayzus. After canceling a 2013 release for Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 2 back in January, Lupe introduced fans to a newer project he plans to release, titled Tetsuo & Youth. While details on Tetsuo & Youth have been mum, Lupe has already thrown another project into the universe and plans to release Peace Of Paper/Cup Of Jayzus on September 11. (Soul Culture UK)

The elusive hip-hop star also released some song lyrics from a track called "POP/Cup of JAYZ..."

All we know is that the Chicago rapper also shared a series of lyric sheets that, at the very least, indicate that this could be a new song. Additionally, it's impossible to not see some kind of correlation between 'Jayzus' and two of Fiasco's previous collaborators, Jay Z and Kanye West (or 'Yeezus'). (The Boom Box)

Last year, Fiasco shut down rumors of his Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Part 1's cover art being motivated by Jay Z's 2003 release, The Black Album.

"One of the main reasons why it's all black was there's a song called 'Man in Black' by the late, great Johnny Cash. People always ask me, because I wear black on stage and I stay in black, 'Why do you stay in black? Why is the album cover all black?' And I say, just listen to Johnny Cash's 'The Man in Black.' The reason he wore black was because he wore it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime. There's meaning behind it." (FUSE)

The Chicago emcee previously spoke on the relationship he shares with Jigga.

"Jay-Z's a personal friend of mine," Lupe said in an interview. "[He] executive-produced my first album. [My comments were] just an example using him of how people rate success. There's an idea of the status quo that every rapper wants to be Jay-Z. Nah. Every rapper does not want to be Jay-Z. Every rapper don't wanna be Kanye West. Everybody don't wanna be Lil Wayne. They wanna be who they are. ... You're a fool trying to chase that success down and manage it like that. I always look at my success as further than a dollar sign, further than record sales. ... Everybody thinks because you're black and you're from the 'hood, you wanna be Jay-Z. There's kids who wanna be astrophysicists and don't care about rap. That should be OK. You should be OK just being you, working your regular job and being happy. That's why I made that statement. I felt it need to be said." (MTV)

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