Douglas Gorenstein/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty ImagesLupe Fiasco hasn’t dropped an album since 2018’s Drogas Wave, but that just might change with his upcoming Amy Winehouse-inspired project.
The innovative lyricist revealed to fans during an Instagram Live Q&A on Tuesday while in self-isolation at home, that he’s been working on a new project based on Amy’s music for over a year.
The short clip begins with Lupe allegedly giving a fan a hard time for asking him what he thinks about her, to which he responds, “It’s funny that he brought that up. That’s exactly what I’m doing right now.”
“Like this song, this a whole [damn] project,” he added. He then apologized to the fan, which may have been a friend, insisting he didn’t mean to “shoutout to the homie, yall know I be talking my [mess]. jump on him like that, that’s cool people.”
Though Lupe didn’t actually mention Amy by name in the short clip, fans alluded to who he was talking about in the comments, mentioning her music.
Amy Winehouse’s death, after a long battle with depression and substance abuse, shocked the world on July 23, 2011. The soulful singer is one of the most remarkable music icons of this decade, having only dropped two albums, 2003’s Frank and 2006’s Back to Black.
Her incredibly rare, yet powerful voice is what brought her global success and in 2008, she became the first British woman to win five Grammy awards.
Lupe didn’t mention when we can expect to hear his Amy-inspired project, but for his fan’s sake, hopefully it’ll be soon.
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