With Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco announcing plans to scrap his Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 2 earlier this month, mega producer S1 recently chopped it up with SOHH about what gems he had for the LP.
Prior to Fiasco nixing the album’s release, S1 said he had Kanye West and 50 Cent-esque hit records for him.
“Lupe’s got about six to seven joints from me right now,” S1 told SOHH. “There’s some possible singles in there, really big joints. I’m very excited about the stuff that I’ve done, that I’ve produced for him. The sound is really different for a few of them and then a few of them are epic-like joints, your [Kanye West’s] ‘Power’, your [50 Cent’s] ‘My Life,’ really epic-sounding records so I’m really excited to hear him on that and see where those go as well. So yeah, Lupe is dope. I’ve been a big Lupe fan since way back. Even before his first album.” (SOHH)
The “My Life” producer also revealed how he got connected to the elusive rap star.
“I actually met Lupe through some producers I worked with,” Fiasco added. “I was doing a lot of records with [production twin brothers] Christian Rich and they were working with Lupe and they had some records that we had worked on together and collaborated on. Lupe liked them and actually three of the records are co-produced by me and Christian Rich. After that, Lupe actually hit me on Twitter because I was retweeting some stuff about joints we had and he hit me like, ‘Yo, DM me your info.’ So we DM’ed out info and then after that, I’ve been pretty much sending him joints. He’s hit me like, ‘Yo, I need this. I want to buy this.’ We’ve just been retaining that work relationship. That’s how that came about. Christian Rich brought me into the whole circle.” (SOHH)
A couple weeks ago, Fiasco announced plans to shelve his next LP for good.
“Hello. A decision has been made that the project titled “F&L2 Part 2″ will be summarily cancelled for public release in 2013.,” he tweeted January 17th.
“The title/concept for Lupe’s 2013 release will be revealed later this year.”
“The #LF twitter is now closed. Please follow @DJBusy + @SNDCLSHfor daily updates. Thank You.” (Lupe Fiasco’s Twitter)
The Chicago rapper’s Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Part I debuted at number five last fall.
Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Part I debuted on the chart this week at No. 5. With seven days knocked out, Lupe’s new LP has sold 89,000 copies. (SOHH Sales Wrap)