That was pretty cool. I just got back from some studio time with Lupe Fiasco. Lupe and I have a colorful history, some of you may recall how he went on the now-defunct Weekly Drop podcast years ago and decried me a “hater!” At the time, I was just so impressed that Lupe knew my name that I didn’t have a chance to be angry. (Also, I think Heppler instigated all that).
Anyways, Lupe and his band were shacked up in the recording studio late tonight, burning that midnight oil. Working on some new music, but rehearsing for this Thursday’s big show in Chicago. It’s entitled “REMEMBER TO SMILE: A Retrospective of Lupe,” and it’s basically a one-man show where Lu expounds about politics, religion, and other topics surrounding his life, spliced up with performances of songs he’s never done live before. He’s bringing back old mixtape tracks, B-sides, and other rarities that explain the rapper’s story from then ’til now. It’s gonna be quite the treat for the dedicated Lupe fan, and for now, this is the first and last time he’s gonna do it. I’m trying to convince him to bring it to LA though! Or else I’ll hate him.