Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco’s long awaited fifth album has a release date… and it looks like it’ll kick off the new year.

Atlantic Records made the announcement on Twitter this week that the Chicago rapper’s Tetsuo & Youth album drops Jan. 20, 2015.

So far, Lupe’s project has spawned several tracks including “Old School Love” with Ed Sheeran, the cancer survivors’ anthem “Mission,” and the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted single “Next to It.” Lupe has also revealed that Chris Brown will make an appearance on a song called “Crack.”

He recently expressed his frustration with Atlantic due to the lack of a release date, so he announced plans to release a mixtape in the meantime called Lost in the Atlantic.

“ATLANTIC RECORDS won’t release the album until they get a ‘pop’ single… so putting together a mini-project while they find one for me,” said Lupe. “It’s called Lost In The Atlantic Ocean with a bunch of my friends to stay active and happy.”

At press time, there was no release date for the tape.