Lupe Fiasco has canceled a mixtape that was slated for a Christmas release via the internet.
The rapper’s mixtape, Friend of the People, was slated to drop on the holiday following the Thanksgiving Day release of Enemy of the State: A Love Story.
The rapper created a frenzy by making the mixtape announcement on Twitter as he did the cancellation.
He said, “Friend of the people is canceled…sorry folks. super busy training right now for SOTS [Summit on the Summit] climb…”
The rapper has been training to physically prepare his body to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, an effort to raise awareness about the need for clean water. Singers Santogold and Kenna are also making the climb.
Lupe Fiasco, an apparent response to fans, said that he would be releasing more music in the new year after the climb.
“DON’T WORRY!!! SO MUCH MUSIC COMING IN 2010. JUST GET READY…,” he said.