Lupe Fiasco & Atlantic Records Settle Their Differences, "Lasers" Gets Date

posted Sunday October 10 ,2010 at 09:59AM CDT | 107 comments

Lupe Fiasco & Atlantic Records Settle Their Differences,

UPDATE #2: Fans can expect Lupe Fiasco's first "Lasers" single as a free download from LupeFiasco.com in just over two weeks.

Lupe Fiasco and Atlantic records seem to be on good terms again judging by a tweet from the Chicago rapper. The message said, simply, “Victory!” and featured a link to a photo of Lupe and Atlantic Records executive Julie Greenwald. The picture appears to find the two in good spirits, the 1st and 15th CEO is smiling from ear to ear and even giving a thumbs up to the camera.

The reconciliation comes a week before a scheduled protest of Atlantic by Lupe’s fans. The demonstration was meant to force Atlantic to announce a release date for Lasers, the emcee’s fourth album, which has been pushed back numerous times. Lupe himself promised to attend the rally.

While the chronically delayed Lasers is still without a release date this new development seems to offer hope that it will materialize sooner rather than later.

UPDATE: Atlantic Records has announced a March 8 release date for Lasers this afternoon. (October 8)

UPDATE #2: After a tumultuous week, it has now been announced that Lupe Fiasco's first single from Lasers will be made available for free download on October 26, via his LupeFiasco.com website.

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  • Matthew Laux
    This was all a stupid publicity stunt. It's so obvious! Open your eyes people.
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  • lava amp
    I think people are missing the point. If LASERS had quality material on it then it would have been released when it was scheduled. Even Lupe and his greatness is not exempt. He is in the business of making music. Imagine all the backlash if he drops a dud.
    • entelleckt
      who determines quality? Is there a formula for quality? who determines what's marketable? "success" in terms of sales in our current society is determined by quality of marketing, not quality of music.
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  • 2dope
    fuck ATLANTIC. who do they think they are disrepecting a legend like lupe? he the nicest in the game. aint no denying that. Dam just can't wait to hear one leak...thats all i want till it comes out.
    • Al Carlton Jr.
      legend...that's a stretch. if it was of good quality they would have already released it.
    • entelleckt
      @2dope search for I'm Beaming and Shining Down @Al Carlton Jr. who determines quality? Is there a formula for quality? who determines what's marketable? "success" in terms of sales in our current society is determined by quality of marketing, not quality of music.
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  • JAY
    I have a feeling it will still get pushed back like most albums!!! Hope it comes out tho!!!
  • wow
    Free single??? I want lupe to make some $$$ so put it on itunes!! us fans will def support him if he puts it up for purchase...interesting