MC says that if fans want an album from supergroup featuring Kanye West and Pharrell, ‘then we’ll do it.’ The hip-hop supergroup Child Rebel Soldier — a collaborative effort between Kanye West, Pharrell and Lupe Fiasco — has scored buzz with sporadic releases over the past few years. Although they recently dropped “Don’t Stop” as part of Yeezy’s G.O.O.D. Friday series, Lupe maintains the future of the project is at the mercy of fans. When MTV News caught up with the Chicago lyricist in New York last weekend, he said the trio is gauging the feedback to their music and will then decide whether to forge ahead with new tracks.
“We’ll see what the reaction is to [‘Don’t Stop’]. Every time we put out a record, whether it be … that or [N*E*R*D’s] ‘Everybody Nose’ Remix or the original record … ‘Us Placers,’ it always gets a crazy reaction,” Lupe said. “So we just seeing if it’s there, seeing if the demand is there, if people really want it.” However, Lupe also said that the demands of each MC’s individual career may impinge upon the trio’s ability to carve out quality CRS time. “It’s going to take a lot of time to come off our schedules,” the “Superstar” MC explained. “Everybody got albums coming out: N*E*R*D, Kanye’s next album, my album drops in March.”
Ultimately, an enthusiastic reception from fans will determine when a full-length LP comes from the hip-hop crew. “If people really want it, then we’ll do it,” Lupe said. “But if the demand is not there, it’ll just be as we get to it.” The “I Gotcha” spitter has also said that “Don’t Stop” is an experiment aimed at sussing out the CRS sound. “That song is like a song that we did in the midst of being CRS, when we were actually going to put out an album and just really wanted to test records and see if we should do more records like that, or should we do more records like ‘Us Placers’ or … more down-low records, up-top records,” Lupe explained. “We were just trying to figure out what should we do and that was one of the experiments that was bananas.”