Having dropped the downcast, Thom Yorke-freaking single “Us Placers” (see above) on Kanye West’s Can’t Tell Me Nothing mixtape–cute idea, far from an obvious hit–Lupe Fiasco, Kanye, and Pharrell are trying to get labels hyped for a full album from the trio as “Child Rebel Soldiers,” which sounds like a skit that was cut from the M.I.A. album.
Lupe’s also delayed his second album a month and claims he’s turning into a weary soul before his time. ” I’ll do what I have to do to promote my next album, but I’m not enthused about doing seven albums,” he told Billboard. “I’ll do my three, and then I am going to keep moving to the next phase of life and maybe grow trees.” Have we already lost the snotty skate rat we all fell in love with a year ago?