I will admit that I definitely saw this coming. Billboard.com reports:
Atlantic Records is declining comment on reports that rapper Lupe Fiasco will retire from music after releasing a triple disc album titled “LupEND.”
There is no way these ‘bags at Atlantic Records are going to let Lupe just throw in the towel with a three album swan song. He’s without a doubt one of their most viable hip-hop acts at the moment. I bet when Lu made that announcement on Halloween Craig Kallman’s bat phone began to ring off the hook and it sent shivers down his spine. I really can’t see them taking that “set aside” Lupe budget and putting it towards, say, a Big Kuntry King or Pleasure P (sorry I just checked the website and it made me chuckle)
Read the rest of the piece, which doesn’t really offer much of anything else, here.