July 27th, 2010
06:54 PM ET
Fans of Lupe Fiasco are none too happy that the Chicago rapper’s forthcoming album, “Lasers,” has no set release date, and they've created an online petition with strong words for his label.
The request already has over 16,000 signatures, and accompanying the petition is a letter to the bigwigs over at Atlantic Records.
“The fans have been waiting for the release for Lupe Fiasco’s album ‘Lasers’ for over a good year now,” the message states. “It has even been stated by Lupe Fiasco…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.’”
Fiasco first made the announcement about “Lasers” in June 2009, and two singles, “Shining Down,” and “I’m Beamin,” followed. Readying himself for the Asian leg of his “Steppin’ Laser Tour,” the 28-year-old artist sat down with BBC’s DJ Semtex to talk about his reaction to the petition.
“I feel great knowing that I have that kind of support,” he told Semtex on Friday. “Since ‘The Cool’ came out, I been on tour non-stop for, like, three years. Sold-out world tours, and it amazes people. I guess if they don’t hear nothing on the radio or they don’t hear nothing on the internet, I guess they just feel like people fell off.”
But despite what some may think, the "Kick, Push" rapper told DJ Semtex that there is not tension with Atlantic. “[E]ven with all that, shout out to Atlantic Records, shout out to everybody behind the project,” he said. “Ain’t no love lost, no ill will. I think we just both looking at this now like it’s serious.”
It looks like Atlantic Records just may meet those demands; not only is the label retweeting the "WeWantLasers" hashtag, but they also tweeted last week, "#Lasers is coming folks!"
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