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Lupe Fiasco has expressed interest in collaborating with rock gods Pink Floyd on his next album.
The legendary quartet performed for the first time in over 24 years for last year’s Live 8 British event, recently saw the death of troubled founding member Syd Barret and have not performed in public since.
Fiasco says his sophomore set, The Cool, will be as positive as his current Food & Liquor, and hopes that will encourage more legendary artists to not throw him into the same category as other emcees who litter their lyrics with expletives and offensive subject matter. He took this approach with jazz icon Chick Corea on the track “American Terrorist.”
“‘American Terrorist’ wasn’t going to be on the album [Food & Liquor], because we heard Chick Corea doesn’t like hip-hop,” Fiasco told Billboard.com. “But we went the extra mile to make sure he heard the rest of the record and could see that there was no cursing, and that there was positivity. We were taking extra care with his work and not putting any garbage out there. It’s that same approach with Floyd. I’m really serious!”
Fiasco recently received three Grammy nominations for Food & Liquor, including best rap song for “Kick, Push.”