This year, Lupe Fiasco will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of his debut album, Food & Liquor, the album that made him one of the brightest young stars in the rap game and arguably added a classic LP to his repertoire. Unfortunately, it appears Fiasco will also be using the landmark year to hang up his jersey, as he announced his retirement on Twitter earlier today.
“Roy” will be my last album. LUPend
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) January 8, 2016
Roy will be, according to Lupe himself, the third of three albums he plans to release in 2016, preceded by Drogas and Skulls. None of the projects have release dates yet, but if anything, it’s a promise to have Lupe music being released continuously throughout the year. Should Lupe make good on the promise of both the albums and the retirement, the Chicago native would’ve enjoyed a decade-long career that saw him release eight albums in total–including two arguable classics, 2006’s Food & Liquor and 2007’s The Cool–and achieve modest commercial success, including two Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hits and a #1 album, 2011’s Lasers.