Lupe Fiasco has begun to tweet out a novel titled, "Teriyaki Joe: Neo Harlem Detective".
Lupe Fiasco has been known to be pretty erratic on Twitter, which lead to him making his account private. While he's been a little more subdued since the privacy change, he's begun work on a fairly strange project through the outlet. Those among the rapper's followers may have noticed a narrative being tweeted from his account in the last few days, and it turns out he's actually in the process of tweeting out a full novel.
According to Lupe, the project is an "Afro-Futurist novel that will be written entirely on twitter," and "will be published in chapters." So far Fiasco is halfway through his third chapter. While you'll have to check his Twitter account to get the full story, we've transcribed the first chapter below (we made as much sense of it as we could).
Chapter One: Grits
Two more smacks should do it. She's weak. A couple more properly placed palms across the cheeks and she'll be all his. She'll make good money for him too. Thick-legged, creole, tall...yeah she's a real winner. I give her two months. I give him three. Two months before she wises up and figures out she'll be here forever and three months before she puts a knife in his chest for it. That's Neo-Harlem for you. That slow burn then that inferno. And you either wood or fire...aint no water just Gin to keep it goin.
Two slick punks gambling they heart out next to the scene. Couple cops shaking down some junky next to that. That's the view from the office. .45 on the desk. Digital cigar burning. Sun-Ra coming out the speakers. Antique Rick Ross poster on the wall. Man I miss hip-hop. Damn shame. Mental telephone on vibrate. Mostly getting lost dog calls these days. 10 million worth of Units in the wall safe. Nano-Eames couch for now.
Could really use some pussy. Real pussy not that robotic Kevlar jellyfish these ladies walking around with today. Fake pussy fake furniture. "CHANEL VAGINAL IMPLANTS: Who Says Sex Can't Be Luxurious" "Coach Vaginal Implants: The Next Level" "NIKE Sport Implants: Just Do It". The Sun-Ra reaches its crescendo just as I get a call worth answering. ---1 Million Units!!! Respond For Details--- Money first. I like that.
POW! POW! The cops shot the junky. Streets gonna be alive tonight. Real alive. I put on my jacket & head for the diner. I need some grits.
Join us next time for Chapter 2 of "TERIYAKI JOE: NEO-HARLEM DETECTIVE" A WOLFStudio Production.
"Teriyaki Joe: Neo-Harlem Detective" is an Afro-Futurist novel that will be written entirely on twitter. It will be published in chapters.