August 16, 2008 05:13:37 GMT
The rapper said that his retirement from music industry is more into the studio work part only.
When Lupe Fiasco announced his retirement from music industry earlier this year, it was not intended for a full one. The rapper has told the press that he will quit spawning studio albums but will not give up performing on stage completely. In a statement, the hitmaker whose real name is Wasalu Muhammad Jaco said, "I'll keep performing but I doubt if I'll make any more albums."
The upcoming album "LupEnd" will be his third and last before he moves on becoming a literature figure. He announced in January, "I've been doing this music hustle for eights years and have more things I still want to do. There are other ways besides putting out an album that allow me to channel my creative energy and I'm writing a book about a window washer. I will have more than enough to keep me busy."
"LupEnd" is scheduled to hit the stores in 2009. Speaking on the naming of the new album, he said, "'LupEND' - that's going to be my last album's title. When you play a video game, you can only put in three letters for your name and when the game's over, those three letters and 'END' pop up."
Beside as a solo artist, Lupe is a part of supergroup Child Rebel Soldier that he formed with Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. The group reportedly will release a self-titled album sometime this year.