Lupe Fiasco's upcoming album Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, might be a mouthful, but the emcee seems to have an exact vision of what he wants to say with his next work, and how it relates to his upcoming projects. 

In a recent interview by Village Voice, Lupe said his upcoming album is about "figuring out America" and that much of the subject matter is derived from two books - Howard Zinn's "Speeches" and Chris Hedge's "Days of Destruction, Days Of Revolt".  

The Chicago rapper had previously revealed that his next album will be titled Food & Liquor: The Great American Rap Album Pt II, as a follow up to his upcoming album - which was originally intended to be a two-disc LP.  Now, he says the album following Food & Liquor 2: Pt II will be called Skulls.  This will be his last release under contract with Atlantic, and Lupe has said that he does not plan to sign with a major label again.  

Recently, Lupe showed fans his cover art for Food & Liquor 2: Pt 1, which is set for a September 25 release.