Looking to show off their skills in a new medium, Lupe Fiasco and Royce Da 5’9″ have announced a new podcast. Titled ‘The Lupe & Royce Show’, in partnership with SayWhat Media.
Lupe made the announcement on Instagram, with a caption that read, “SURPRISE!!! Me & @royceda59 decided to do a podcast 2 gether like 2 real geniuses… Season 1 of #lupeandroyce with @royceda59, @tomonedge & @saywhat.media starts on @applepodcasts & @spotify 10.8.2020”.
The two rappers last made news together when Lupe asked Royce for permission to replace Joe Budden in the Slaughterhouse rap collective.” Royce quickly turned down the request, but for good reason, as he later explained. “He’s no ‘group replacement guy.’ He’s great. He’s not just an MC, he’s a ‘master,’” Royce said in an interview with HipHopDX. “That’s something completely different. They’re two totally different kinds of rappers and people. So that’s not a swap.”
Lupe Fiasco and Royce Da 5’9″ add to the growing number of hip-hop artists curating their own content via podcasts such as “The Joe Budden Podcast” and N.O.R.E’s “Drink Champs,” among many others.