The interwebs have been hungry for the next Lupe Fiasco drop and yesterday they finally got fed a little snack. Mr. Fiasco recently released the cover art for his first single “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)”, off his long awaited album Food and Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album. The cover, dawning a black and white barcode that resemble the American flag, got my thoughts in a chokehold wondering what the Chicago kid got up his sleeves. I think it’s safe to assume that it’s not on the same mindframe as “Superstar”. The single is slated to drop on May 22nd, while the long-awaited follow up to 2006′s Food and Liquor is dated to drop within the radius of later this year.
Lupe told Fuse magazine, “The musicality that was on Food & Liquor that the original hardcore Lupe fans appreciated, we put it on this record, but to the tenth power.”