Lupe Fiasco Updates Fans on New LP: “‘Lasers’ is Out of my Hands”

Lupe Fiasco recently took to his Twitter account to inform fans of the status of his long delayed third studio album, Lasers, and he doesn’t seem to be too optimistic.

Lasers is out of my hands guys and gals,” he wrote yesterday (July 12). “[I]t’s done and that’s all I can tell you…when they drop it…they drop it…so drop it.”

“Really appreciate the EXTRA EXTRA effort you guys are putting out to get Lasers released,” he added. “[Not] fallin on deaf ears up at HQ!”

As previously reported, Lupe told Shade45 DJ Tony Touch that he handed the disc in to Atlantic back in January. Since making those statements, a video hit the Internet for the album’s lead single, “I’m Beaming” in April, but nothing else was released.

XXLMag.com reached out to Atlantic regarding the issue, but at press time they have yet to respond.

In the meantime, Lupe promises that his indie rock side project Japanese Cartoon will be coming shortly. “JC IS in my hands though…and that will be dropping Fo’ Free @ allsabotage.com like soon as hell…ha!” He then went on to say that the group’s LP, In the Jaws of the Lords of Death may arrive in a couple of days. —Elan Mancini

  • Fireforreal

    See it’s always the talented artist’s like Lupe who get shitted on like this but all the wack rappers get there release dates never pushed back.

    • The Decatur Dictator

      That’s because the consuming rap music public is ignorant. Mostly ignorant kids that couldn’t read their way out of a paper bag, thus they enjoy a Waka Flocka or a Gucci Mane or Lil’ Boosie (can’t be serious), but you give them something with a little substance and they cannot relate. That’s why Lupe made “Dumb It Down”, ..because you have to dumb it down for these idiots. The day of the garbage rapper is now, anyone with protools, cakewalk, cubase or logic can make a song full of garbage and put it out there and the dummies love it.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdxCtVdvANc&NR=1 LaDonne

        I so agree with you people don’t understand what REAL music is now, they thing that wacka flocka and oj da juiceman is real music come on now!! I’m just happy that the group of people who understand what real music is, is steadily growing

        • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

          “the group of people who understand what real music is, is steadily growing has always been around, they are just called the “haters” of today…”

          ^ there you go

  • Misteralex

    Sweet lord, those are actual rapper names? I swear to god I give up on music. Lasers is being held hostage and then people like Waka Flocka get recognition?! This is just pathetic. That is also the dumbest name I’ve ever heard in my lifetime. I think I’m going to live under a rock once Lasers comes out.

  • Face Phoenix

    I think Atlantic is simply lost on how to promote and market his album. When someone doesn’t fit neatly inside a predetermined box you can be sure label execs will not spend too much time tossing ideas around on “unique” projects that may be not yield a great return. It’s a shame though because many times labels really never know what they have until someone comes along and sees the vision the artist was creating and fights to get it released. Will Lasers be like Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On and be released years after the production was finished and become a classic or will we be missing out on nothing special at all. Hopefully his album might be somewhere in between like Andre 3000′s The Love Below and be a success but we will have to wait and see.

  • http://j-mace.deviantart.com Shawty J

    Atlantic Records is bullshitting, man.

  • Stan

    lupe sucks thats why he is not at the top and never well be waka floca flame has more talent and better flow but that does not matter because EMINEM is back and at the top!!!!

    • jtm

      ok stan whatever you say.

  • swype-matic

    Why can’t Waka Flocka, Soulja Boy, or Gucci Mane get there shit indefinitely pushed back. Nothin’ would make me happier than Soulja boy or Waka Flocka “goin’ hard” in the studio, got their album ready, and Interscope/Warner Bros says, “Oh, you thought we were serious about you? Put that on the shelf over there on your way out.”

    • that nigga

      @ swype-matic: If only that would happen. That should be a skit on someone’s comedy show.

    • The Decatur Dictator

      LMAO!

  • KS

    Damn Atlantic you fuckin up. I’ve been waiting on this album for a while now.

  • .mischief.

    Lupe should just drop some of it anyway… like Kanye does.

    That, or switch to Stones Throw, where quality musicians will ALWAYS be appreciated.

  • hater

    lupe sucks thats why he is not at the top and never well be waka floca flame has more talent and better flow but that does not matter because EMINEM is back and at the top!!!!

    LUPE>>>>>>>>>>>>EM,

    Food and Liquor is better than anything EM every did…

    *cue the white boys

    and oh yeah FUCK WACKA FLOCKA, he cant hang with CHI towns finest

    • Stan

      Who sells more? eminem!!!!! thats who show some respect to the greatest to ever do it!

      also buy Recovery!!!

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    Lupe is great, cha, yea, ok.

    if lupe wants to get released he need to link up with kanye. do a track with ye and common. it’ll get spins.

    honestly, beaming is that joint. its a shame how they shut it down.

    BUT,
    hip hop is a buisness.

    hip hop is one of the few buisness that sells based on talent. however, what is talented changes with the wind or eh trend.

    true, lyrics are tight BUT where is the venue for lyrics????

    i hate to say it, but alot of us are getting old. we are now taking our parents role when they told us turn that ish off. keep in mind their mother said the same thing.

    regardless,lupe u still got my respect and the respect of others, i hope you get the check.

  • Teddy

    why ppl like lupe who do roots numbers need to get the fuck of major labels they will never release ur shit cos they want to wait till they think u can sell a mill in a week and u never will be able to record industrys not gonna recover so they wait patiently like idiots not realising the best its gonna sell is now longer u wait worst the industry will get

    • Ruc

      ^^^^^^^ LMAO @ Teddy – PLEASE go back 2 school…You type like a slave talks smh. Also since when does numbers make a good artist? His 1st album sold well too by the way and is a classic.

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  • caino

    Man this is the album l have been waiting on in 2010!!! its a shame he gets pushed to the side while these stripper joint rappers release all their music.

    Maybe he needs to move to a smaller label or go independent! Noone makes money from selling records, its all in the touring!

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  • jtm

    come on get that album out already lupe.

  • The1987Kid

    I think Lupe Fiasco is one of the last vanguards of hip-hop & a modern day classic but he is stuck in a hell called Atlantic Records. Remember the top artists at Atlantic is T.I. & Trey Songz. After serving his time in prison i knew when T.I. got out that they were going to push him like never before, T.I. is getting a manmoth promotion marketing from Atlantic then he has a movie coming out called Takers which even makes his promotion more bigger they are pushing T.I. to the Jay-Z level now. Then you got Trey Songz who is killing it right now on the R&B side of things he is on tour with Jay-Z & Young Jeezy he is winning awards & scoring hit after hit, his mixtapes & guest apperences have been consistant his stock has risen in the past 10 months.

    Most major lables are only concerned with one or two artists Lupe Fiasco has had two crticially accalimed albums & both went gold even without radio or mainstream support & he is reguarded as one of the best mc’s in hip-hop today. I respect T.I. for being versatile & a good artist but he is not better then Lupe Fiasco but Atlantic only cares about dollar signs more then actual raw talent. When you got people like Lyor Cohan, Kevin Liles & Julie Greenward who are the heads of Atlantic records have said the T.I. is the best & not bring up Lupe in no public forum i think that shows a favortisim towards that one artist & not for the other talent they have.

    I think it’s time for people to support the real & forget what the mainstream media pushes as hot or the “in thing” people are followers & not making their own minds up on who is talented. Like i said T.I. is talented he is one of the best right now he is heading into his prime lyrically but compared to Lupe Fiasco he isen’t on the same level Lupe makes innovated music he pushes the envolope everytime, lyrically he is top 3 right now nobody besides Pushsa T & Roc Marciano is fucking with him right now, just my opinion.

  • bullets

    I CALL IT THE 7/10 THEORY IN EVERY ROOM OF TEN THERE IS ONE LEADER A PERSON THAT FOLLOWS HIM AND A PERSON THAT FOLLOWS THEM BUT IS A BORDERLINE DUMMY THEN YOU HAVE SEVEN IDIOTS….THIS IS EVERY TEN PEOPLE SO WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT DRAKE LIL WAYNE GUCCI MANE ETC PEOPLE WITH CHEAP IGNORANT MUSIC SELLING RECORDS FROM A RECORD LABEL DEMOGRAPHIC POINT OF VIEW IT MAKES SENSE THERE ARE SIMPLY MORE STUPID PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THAN INTELLIGENT IT’S A SAAD FACT…………….NO ROOM FOR LUPE AND MF DOOM OR MOS DEF JUST PEANUT BUTTER SEATS AND CHEAP JEWELRY THATS WHAT THEY WANT……..

  • http://www.myspace.com/shasheriashirika Sha Emperesss

    Greetings HIP HOP!

    LUPE IS A MUSICAL GENIUS. THAT’S THE REALITY. HOWEVER, HIS LABEL HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO PROMOTE AND MARKET HIM. THEY ARE ALSO SUPPOSE TO MAKE SURE HIS ALBUM GETS DROPPED AT A PERFECT TIME FOR THE PERFECT SALES. WE ALL KNOW THAT IT DOESN’T ALWAYS WORK THAT WAY. EVEN STEVIE WONDER’S LABEL TRIED TO PLAY HIM ON HIS LAST ALBUM. THAT’S WHY HE REFUSE TO FOLLOW THEIR IDEA AND SAID THAT HE WOULD RATHER DROP HIS ALBUM HIMSELF AT 5 DOLLARS A POP BEFORE HE SUBMIT TO THEIR STUPIDITY.
    EVERY ARTIST THAT HAS SOLD CRAZY NUMBERS EITHER HAS A GREAT LABEL (OR A LABEL THAT SUPPORTS THEM), OR “THEY ARE” THE LABEL…LIKE JAY-Z (REASONABLE DOUBT), LIL WAYNE,KANYE, ETC.
    HEAVY PROMOTION IS THE KEY.
    SO HOW WE HELP LUPE AND LET ATLANTIC KNOW THAT REALLY SCREWING UP. HIP-HOP STAND AS ONE TO BE A ROCK THAT IS FIRMLY UNDER GREAT ARTISTS LIKE LUPE, COMMON,THE GAME, CHRIS BROWN,ETC.
    WE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.

    ONE LOVE,
    SHA E
    HIP-HOP HISTORIAN

  • Stan

    Lupe is TRASH…. Plies selling more than him even soulja boy sells more check the sound scans….FUCK LUPE HE SHOULD DROP LupE.N.D instead……

    but its ok our hip-hop savior is EMINEM!!!!!!
    buy Recovery

  • Stan

    lupe = garbage
    soula boy sells more than that clown.
    EMINEM HIP HOP GOD
    AND LUPE HIP HOP FROD

  • JD

    Stan, you sound like a straight up dickrider. You listen to whoever sells and base that on how good they are. Your logic is borderline retarded and your opinions deserve no respect. Stan = Garbage
    Lupe = Hip Hop Savior

  • Chris

    man stan stfu! Eminem is a beast no one can deny that and i love recovery but saying lupe us the greatest is mad disrespect, i can listen to his shit not even know whats going on and still call it my fav. song (gold watch), besides lupe lyrical ingenuity his stuff is pure music, kinda the reason i can’t feel mf doom his stuff doesnt plz the ears lyk lupe. still though mad respect for lupe to keeping his cool and not conforming to the industry and make trash haha

    -from the mind of a 17yr old who knows real hip-hop
    Long Live Lupe Fiasco aka greatest to grace hip-hop

  • Stan

    jd and chris are groupies for lupe???

    em is the greatest not because his sells its because he spit way better shit than lupe well…. not opinon its fact!!!!

    god please have mercy on these homo`s its not there fault they were born with a dick on there brain and there father rapped them hard with a smile on his face while there mom fingered her self while watching