Lupe Fiasco has made a career out of writing bars. Now, he's trying his hand at writing a novel.
Specifically, Lupe has begun tweeting what he describes as an "Afro-Futurist novel that will be written entirely on twitter," and "will be published in chapters."
Below is chapter one of the work, titled Teriyaki Joe: Neo Harlem Detective (courtesy of hotnewhiphop), which Lupe has tweeted form his account over the last several days:
"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.