Fans have long awaited the release of CRS (Child Rebel Soldier), a special project from Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Pharrell, but the project has not manifested after about four years.
The outlook on the super group’s feature is bleak, according to Fiasco, who said an album wasn’t likely. “Um, probably not. I don’t foresee it. I don’t know,” he said in an exclusive interview with AllHipHop.com.
The Chicago rapper proceeded to explain, at length, how things have progressed since the trio released “US Placers” in 2007. Lupe continued: “Everybody has their different approaches. Do you want a CRS album or do you want a ‘Friend of the People‘ mixtape or do you want a ‘Food and Liquor 2‘ or do you want… It’s like, you know, you can’t do all of it. And then with CRS I have to get Pharrell on the same page and get Kanye on the same page – is it something that we even still want to do, you know? It was something that we maybe thought about doing 3 or 4 years ago. 3 or 4 years later, is that something that we still want to do?” On several occasions, it seemed like the highly-sought opus would release new material to no avail. Lupe Fiasco did leave a sliver of hope for fans.
“It ain’t on me, it ain’t on Lupe,” he continued. “There’s three other people that’s involved; three different record labels; three different kinds of systems and management and all this other kind of stuff involved. So, creatively I’m always down to collaborate but, this particular thing, I don’t know.”