After claiming to have plans to retire after his next album, it appears as though Lupe Fiasco has possibly revealed his next project.
Various blogs have reported that Lupe will be fronting a rock band called Japanese Cartoon under the alias Percival Fats, in which he is singing in a British accent.
Whether this project will amount to an album or just a few songs is unknown; however, two tracks credited to the group have been released – “Army” and “Heirplanes.”
Amidst the blog reports, Japanese Cartoon made a post on their Myspace page, denying that Lupe is the lead singer, but confirming his involvement in other aspects:
“Japanese Cartoon’s” Myspace page has been hacked.
Percival Fats (Born Percival Hindenburg-Fats) Is NOT Lupe Fiasco (Born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco). Although he is a dear friend.
Japanese Cartoon will reload songs onto the player as soon as we figure out how via the technical support fellows at Myspace…
…Lupe does finance the band but is NOT, I REPEAT, NOT THE SINGER IN JAPANESE CARTOON. He is however the producer and we value his participation very much.”