DX News Bits: Kid Cudi, Lupe Fiasco
Kid Cudi's sophomore album gets pushed back, and Lupe fans protest the delay of 'Lasers.'
Kid Cudi's sophomore album, Man on the Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager, has been pushed back to Sep. 28 according to Rap-Up.com. The date is two weeks later than the original Sep. 14 release date. Now, instead of going up against G.O.O.D. peer Kanye West's fifth album which will release on the 14th, the LP will go up against both T.I. and Young Jeezy's albums, which are also scheduled to drop on Sep. 28.
The first single from Man on the Moon 2, "Erase Me ," features Kanye West.
Kid Cudi is not the only artist whose album has been pushed back lately. Lupe Fiasco's highly anticipated Lasers album has yet to be released, although Fiasco announced this month that the album was complete and sent to Atlantic Records. While fans have been vocal about their displeasure, they are now formally protesting the delay of the album.
Fans have created an online petition aimed at Atlantic Records. "The fans have been waiting for the release [of] Lupe Fiasco's album Lasers for over a good year now," the letter begins. "Since it was originally announced finished last summer, there has still yet to be a release date announced. It has even been stated by Lupe Fiasco the artist himself, that the album is in fact completed. Enough is enough, we demand that you stop playing around and give us the album that we have been highly anticipating since the release of The Cool."
As of now, the petition has gained close to 5,200 signatures, and is rising by the hour. Lupe also went to Twitter to support the petition.