Lupe went on Twitter earlier and dropped some facts about his music and then answered questions from fans. Hit the jump to read them all!
Kick Push Fun Facts!
- The original burned CD copy of Kick, Push is at Uprise Skateshop in Chicago.
- The police scene in the video was real!
- Atlantic Records bought and owns the original song the beat is sampled from.
- Kick Push 2 had a different beat.
Kick Push Not So Fun Facts
- Kick Push lost to Money Maker at the Grammys which was ironically produced by Skateboard P!
Food & Liquor Fun Facts
- The original version of "The Cool" had SARA on the chorus which at the time Ty Dolla $ign was a member of.
Food & Liquor Not So Fun Facts
- While being downloaded over 1 Million Times (illegally but it's all good) FL1 has still not went gold.
Failure Stunt Fact
- If u listen really closely in certain parts of the song u can hear the many icy chains I used to wear clanking together.
Lupe Not So Fun Fact At All
- All of the high school era mixtape recordings with Bishop G and my old crew were lost.
Lupe Lost Ghostwrites Fact
- 1 of my personal best concepts was a song I wrote and recorded for Diddy way way back that was never used. #CRAZY
- It was the original version of THIS. Absolutely Destroyed It. #NeedToFindThat
- Will we ever hear it?
- I'm sure that's way down in the Bad Boy memory hole... But it was way crazy...wooh!
- Please tell me you have a record with Jay or Kanye stored???
- My original verse for Dont Look Down is crazy.
- Why did you change the Don't Look Down verse?
- Kanye wanted something that fit the movie. #LupeShrug
- Is there any other unreleased material you wish you'd have put out? Or anything in particular?
- The OG version of LASERS...Wooh! OG versions of Strange Fruition & Heart Donor (Sample Issues). Chris Martin singing Superstar !!!
- Food and Liquor 2 pt 2 fun facts?
- It's just sitting there chillin...
- Were any songs on the original Lasers put elsewhere?
- Nah...we used to do "Scream" live though
- Are the rumors true about u ghostwriting Allure for Jay Z?
- No..never wrote for Jay...
- Who have u wrote for?
- Hmmmm....lol...the stuff I wrote was always too complex for people to rap. Never released.
- Why were your versions of Airplanes and Nothin On You not released?
- The label didnt like my versions & publishing.
- Have you had any other songs that the labels passed up that became hits for others?
- I had the "Did It On Em" beat.
- An article came out in 2010 where Drake stated he wanted to work with you. Why haven't you worked with him yet?
- I wanted Drizzy on "Army Girl" lol...it just didnt happen...then it was too late, he was outta here...
- Is there more to the MYH chronicles that we don't know about?
- Yes. It's a whole bloodline of Cools.
- Have you ever wanted to do a record with Eminem?
- Superstar Remix...
- How about doing a record with DJ Khaled?
- Negotiations collapsed lol...hahahaha
- What was your favorite experience of recording your latest work?
- Working with Nikki Jean and ROVEL.
- You ever gonna let The Weeknd sing on one of your songs..?
- An #FL2 dream deferred lol
- You ever gonna work with Jhene Aiko?
- We did...I lost the record to J.Cole. "Piru Blues" was "Sparks".
- Did you purposely not name Lasers "Lupe Fiasco's Lasers" because of the label problems?
- Was there any leftovers from The Cool that didnt make the cut cause of label stuff?
- Always leftovers.
- Is it true you ripped that one joint off from Guru and DJ Solaar ??? Daydream !?
- Not at all.