While appearing on Hot 93.7’s The Hot Afternoon Show With Jenny Boom Boom, Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco seemed less than enthused while speaking on Kanye West and 2 Chainz’s latest collaboration, “Birthday Song.”
When asked about the song, Lupe went on to explain that when it comes to Hip Hop he’s fed up with hearing the same types of songs over and over again.
“For me, Hip Hop, I wanna hear stuff that I’ve never heard before so like 99 percent of the Hip Hop that I hear these days is just the same,” said Lupe. “And it just kinda gets like, ‘What am I listening to it for?’ And for me that’s keeping it 100. It is what it is. It might be good, the beat is dope, lyrics might be whatever on a technical thing but at the end of the day it’s like, ‘Why am I listening to this?’”
The rapper also gave a brief breakdown of the title of his upcoming album, Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1.
“Well, it’s two parts to it. One is that the album, The Great American part, is me trying to tell my perspective of the great American story, the great American history lesson, the great American experience, the great American social phenomenon…So the second half of that is the rap album part,” Lupe explained. “So there’s songs that touch on that social commentary side of it and then there’s songs that are just about rapping. Straight rapping.”
Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 will be released on September 25 via Atlantic Records.