Lupe recently talked to RollingStone and revealed some details about Tetsuo & Youth. The content of the record, inspirations and how it'll sound like.
"For some people it's gonna be a shock, because there are no politics on the record. Consciously, there are no politics on the record, if you want to hear my political spiel or some pseudo-intellectual Lupe, go listen to [2012's] Food & Liquor II. From here on out, I'm just making music."
Fiasco says that Tetsuo & Youth's lyrical content was partially inspired by his upbringing in Chicago's crime-ridden Westside: "The content of it is like, 'Oh, shit -- I didn't know Lupe could talk like that. I didn't know Lupe knew that guy. I didn't know Lupe was affiliated with that.'"
"Day one Lupe Fiasco fans, from 2003 or 2004, they're gonna get a lot of that back," he says."That's gonna be a surprise. You gotta have those five or so years to have that retrospective moment."
"You're gonna feel this shit, trust me -- like, 'Oh shit, I can't believe Lupe did a record with that guy. And that guy. And that guy and that guy."
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