Audio: Lupe Fiasco says that there won't be a Mixtape before the Album ~ LUPEND

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Audio: Lupe Fiasco says that there won't be a Mixtape before the Album


Power 92 Chicago just broadcasted an interview which their host Esko did with Lupe. I didn't manage to rip the full interview, I missed the part where he talked about Twitter and body scans at airports...

...but I did manage to catch the last part in which Lupe talked about Soulja Boy, eventually collaborating with him, and how he doesn't plan to drop a mixtape before Lasers drops because the album is crazy and he thinks that it'll be enough for people.


UPDATE: Lupe tweets...

76 comments:

  1. If the mixtape is what we want...why can't we get it?

    We've been fighting for months.

    Fan down..fan downnnn!

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  2. Damn, Lu be treating us like straight up drug addicts, it's redic...

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  3. I go out and support this man to the fullest, expecting something back.

    He should go watch that video from Fiasco Friday on my youtube page where he announces that FOTP is on the way, and how everyones jaws dropped and cheered with excitement.

    ...

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  4. which one we want?? we want both don't mention the mixtape if you ain't gonna drop it

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  5. lupe is starting to bring me down. sorry we're so impatient

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  6. I remember thinking it was so awesome that we got EOTS Thanksgiving last year and was going to get FOTP Christmas. Kind of disappointing that we won't even get the mixtape this Christmas.

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  7. Come on Lupe, didnt EOTS take like a day or 2 to do?, u cant let us down like that, just give us something to hype us up for the album, we got 4 months till we get the albums anyway, let us hear SOMETHIN!!!!!

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  8. YO SEAN....


    ...can u show us or tell us how u know scream isnt on lasers?

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  9. alright books been read wheres my mixtape

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  10. Anonymous said...
    YO SEAN....


    ...can u show us or tell us how u know scream isnt on lasers?
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    I never said anything along those lines

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  11. I never said anything along those lines

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    someone on KTT said that u said scream wasnt on lasers....or u heard it somewhere...idk

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  12. Dudes chill out! Cut Lu some slack! He already said he's busy with promoting the album, interviews etc. Shit, he had a post on facebook today saying doing album photo shoot this week. And he said didn't say he ain't doing FOTP, just not now! You look at every track he has done this year, it adds up to like 15 at least. Ain't that enough? not to mention the JC album he released for FREE a few months back - ITJOTLOD. That shit is fire!

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  13. Yeah you guys know its NOT cancelled... just won't come out before March 8th

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  14. I would love a deluxe box set of the fahrenheit 1/15 mixtapes! It would be great to hear a true CDQ verison of all lupe's classic mixtape tracks. I would pay for it, if its on CD...

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  15. damit lupe is the grinch who stole christmas and never gave it back lupe is the prisoner who likes to fck everyone in the ass. lupe is like r kelley, he just likes to piss on our faces.

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  16. ^^^^damn anonymous is killin lupe with the similes and metaphors hahaha

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  17. I swear, if Lasers isn't better than F&L and The Cool combined I might go on a mass killing spree.

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  18. Fotp was suppose to be out last year.

    Kanya west releases new hype trap every friday. He's got to manage kid cudi common and goodmusic. He has his fashion line. An album out. Etc.

    Lupe you telling us a mixtape is that hard to put together?

    You telling me releasing too much music cheapens you as an artist. Kanya dropped two b-sides with Lupe on it. Shit is fire. Unless you think its whack.

    Tell me im wrong people

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  19. I can definitely understand why people are so pissed off. It's not so much that Lupe doesn't put stuff out. The problem is that he makes so many statements and promises and then he takes them back or you just never hear about it again. That would piss anyone off. If he would stop opening his mouth about what he's gonna do, people wouldn't be upset that things don't happen.

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  20. chill guys...

    as lupe would say

    it is what it is

    lol

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  21. This just emphasizes what I've been telling you guys. The guy just got lazy, period. I think I explained myself in some other post, I don't remmeber which one though...

    Now, it's all love. I assume we are all fans here, and as a fellow fan let me ask this: Did you see this, somewhat, somehow coming?

    Be sincere, and ask yourself that. Yeah, that's right...

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  22. This is a very disappointing development.

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  23. "FOTP is still coming..." chill we'll get it just not now fuck...

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  24. what if lasers is not good as f&l or the cool. Which i think there might be a possibility. As atlantic records probably pressured him into doing a more mainstream sound. Oh well just wait and have to see.

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  25. with all this animosity coming from his TRUE fans, I think Mr. Fiasco needs to re-evaluate his musical priorities cause in the great words of RZA on "So Appalled" this shit is FUCKING RIDICULOUS!

    1. hasn't LASERS been done for the past 2-3 years now? "Stereo Sun" would've raped the billboard charts... now it belongs to some terrible raper AFTER I made my band covered it to support the Fiasco Friday thing -_-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdKJm44otm4

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    "Stereo Sun" cover

    2. if you're going to announce FOTP and hype up your fans, follow-through on it instead of misguiding them into the thought that they we're going to get it BEFORE the album we FOUGHT for and then wound up having to wait 5 more months to get

    3. I'm hype for F&LII:TGARA but knowing Lupe it won't come out until 2030 after LASERS gets pushed back again to 2020

    but HEY as Lupe fans we should be used to shit like this by now but that doesn't mean I gotta like this never ending wave of disappontment *Kanye Shrug*

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  26. This is ridiculous!! Next he's gonna ask do we want F&L 2 or FOTP and we will b disappointed again cos none of those will b out next year. I thought he would put stereo sun on FOTP so couldn't wait!! Now have to wait till march 8th just for fuckin lasers. I think vibe was right he should be in top 10 disappointing rapper

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  27. i agree stereo sun is the best track on lasers thus far...

    anyone who negates that prolly knows a secret hidden track.

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  28. Everyone needs to STFU and stop being little crybabies about every little things that happens. Seriously stop being so greedy. Yes its been awhile since new music from him has been dropped but why not just be content with what were getting in march and then worry about the mixtape. SHIT!!! stop acting like little ass kids

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  29. fk u luis. we deserve this shit. ur probably not a true fan thats why you're not mad

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  30. Sean, could you please tell Lupe that he is shitting on his fans faces and pissing on the parade they were hosting for him.. He is making us (fans) look like idiots for Hype-ing him up to those that aren't his fans.. He is losing potential fans and if he carries on like this he will lose his real fans..

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  31. No better time to release a mixtape than now in December.. Next year he is set to release two albums.. With promotions of both albums, tours, etc.. I just don't see him realeasing FOTP in 2011. I mean he struggled to give us a mixtape in 12 months.. Although he is capable of doing it, I just don't see him releasing 2 albums and a mixtape next year..

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  32. No lupe hasn't had an album out in two years but he has been working his ASS off to get one for us. He's made 2 albums during that time. He's done tours, promotions, things in the community, JC, and been fighting for laser as well. Do we deserve lasers? Yes, but lupe isn't the one we've been trying to get it from. Lupe is FOR the people. If he can't get us a mixtape then u gotta trust him. TRUE fans don't hate, TRUE fans trust a nig.

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  33. I just hate when lupe hypes up about projects and doesn't deliver. FOTP was supposed to come out a year ago then he said no FOTP, then he hypes it up again sayin its coming soon then no show again. Honestly Lupe needs to stfu

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  34. "we deserve it"

    lol shut the fuck up you whiny ass bitches. He don't owe you shit

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  35. ^ I think for a petition and a protest for his shit he owe's us plenty. I get that he doesn't have to give us this stuff but, he keeps on calling himself "Friend of the People" and making promises to the "people" then takes it back. Why didn't this mixtape come out last Christmas? cause of leaks? someone above me said that we wouldn't be upset if he didn't make all of these promises but what we're asking for is not some superman shit. A regular ass guy could get this done. And even though the delay of Lasers wasn't his fault, 3 years is a long wait for a 10/11 track album.

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  36. ^addition: What can we do other than take his word that he's super busy. I'm actually cool right now without a mixtape. but after Lasers comes out, I'll be too busy with that on repeat to have time for FotP.

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  37. Honestly son, Lu has had a lot of shit leaked and did drop ITJOTLOD and other stuff this year. So FOTP I can wait for, LASERS I can't. But I was at FiascoFriday and when he said FOTP on the way we all thought it meant soon and I'm sure so did Lu. He probably changed his mind but still Lu has the best fans, homie shoudn't have got us all hype like that he heard us scream when he announced that. Protest for FOTP? Lol jk.

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  38. Dude continues to sh*t on his fans. After all they've done for him. Why all the false statements and promises? If aren't sure that you're going to follow through on your word, just don't say anything! That's elementary stuff. To make matters worse, he then treats the fans like they're stupid. Remember when one of his DJ's tweeted that a Lupe track was gonna drop that weekend or something, and then Lupe re-tweeted it and dropped little hints. Then when the day came and it was supposed to come out, Lupe was like "Yo, that wasn't an offical drop date cuz it didn't come from me or my people" or some BS like that.

    Unbelievable.

    You can't put out a mixtape that you told all your fans was coming out because you have to do promo and interviews for an album that comes out 3 months from now? This dude 100% thinks that his fans are stupid. Do you guys realize what a BS statement that is? Especially when a MIXTAPE would be the best promo for an album. More so than ALL of those other things he mentioned. no one is going to get hype for an album off of an interview.

    I've never witnessed an artist consistently treat his/her fan base like garbage the way Lupe does. It's hard to believe anything that comes out of his mouth anymore.

    Remember when Prolyfic or whoever that was went on that Twitter rant about Lupe and everyone came down on Pro. Well...Pro was right.

    Lupe does deserve to be on that Top 10 list of disappointments.

    WE know that Lupe is lyrically better than drake, wayne, whoever else. But it's getting hard to defend this dude because all those rappers work so much harder than him. Even Soulja Boy, as garbage as he is, works harder.

    It's sad because Lupe has the best and most loyal fan base. These people organized a MASS PROTEST for this dude, and he still slaps them in the face with another false promise or misleading statement.

    Even the most loyal fan base won't stand for too much more of this...

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  39. Are you guys freaking serious with this "after all we did" stuff?? like seriously you guys act like you sacrifice so much for lupe. what did you guys do? take 5 seconds to sign a petition? ok fine maybe you went to fiasco friday but dont tell me you didnt want to be there. you guys fukin saw lupe there, got a preview of the single, spent the day with other lupe stans, and to top it all off it was a celebratory atmosphere cause the album got released. you don't think lupe was fighting for the album? you guys are messed up in the head. and he said its coming. just not before lasers. let the anticipation build. if you get new lupe in December you wont be hungry again enough by march. we've waited 2 years for an album. let some suspense and anticipation build. he needs to promote his album anyway.

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  40. Wow you guys are so consumed with this guy it is Radiculous. He is a good rapper, that is all we know, a person well only a handful of people that come to this blog know him or the behind the scene things that go one so Here is a note go home write somethings suspenseful and dont come back til something dope hits you. clears throat Lasers March 8th. March 8th will come very fast, the planet is spinning faster march 8th will come faster than u think. lupe knows this. he wants u too have an idea also. We will get all of this music one day. As Lupe fans badgering the guy about a mixtape is insane, there is a ton of lupe music out than can occupy you for a long while plus his old stuff im sure some of yall are yet to catch alot of the meanings. Go count how many curse words are on his first two classic albums. How many people have done that. Go read his lyrics like a book. Send lu peace and blessings. People did not hound Mlk for speeches. yall dont hound obama to make changes that are beneficial to the people who need help most. BE Real fans and give Lu a Chance. Piss him off and he could go super ninja Lupe mutant turtle on u and bring sais and death stars

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  41. Hey at least theres Wiz Khalifa on the radio!

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  42. although i do agree with annoymous artists like drake and soulja seem to make music everyday and still have time to tour and make music. even wayne makes mixtapes even after the fact that he doesnt even need to make em anymore and he says that its for the love of his fans. hate on wayne all u want but if its one thing that guy has is love for his fan. if fans did that for him he would prolly drop the carter 4 for free to say thanks

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  43. Uh Wayne dropped mixtapes constantly to solidify his self given status as the best rapper alive flood the net with a barrage of noise and people will ultimately be so inundated that they start to feel his the best. Wayne did it as a ploy not for the people. N for money think about his buzz if he didn't flood the market. U do that when u either are trying to. Establish a buzz get hot, or stay relevant n fresh so fans don't forget about you. Lupe doesn't need anything but his album n promo/ interviews leading up.

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  44. "U do that when u either are trying to. Establish a buzz get hot, or stay relevant n fresh so fans don't forget about you. Lupe doesn't need anything but his album n promo/ interviews leading up."


    You just proved everyone's point, dude. Lupe needs to establish a buzz. And if you don't think people have forgotten about him, you are in denial.

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  45. lupe needs all the buzz he can get. and to be honest it really does feel like hes giving his fans the cold shoulder. he needs to remember who kept him relavant. if it wasnt for the petition atlantic wouldve never released the album. hes a bigger dissapointment than obama

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  46. lupe needs all the buzz he can get. and to be honest it really does feel like hes giving his fans the cold shoulder. he needs to remember who kept him relavant. if it wasnt for the petition atlantic wouldve never released the album. hes a bigger dissapointment than obama

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  47. Lupe says he doesn't have time to put out FOTP us hes too busy promoting Lasers?

    I'm pretty sure FOTP is done so all he has to do is tell Busy to click a button and BOOM! we have FOTP. requires no time at all

    Putting out FOTP will boost his record sales significantly. he might not even need extra promotion after that.

    This all seems really fishy to me. Like Atlantic screwed him again. He wouldn't something like this unless he was between a rock and a hard place. I still have faith in him.

    Even so,I don't care about Lasers anymore so it is dissapointing that I have to wait till F&L II to hear lyrical Lu again

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  48. Lupe says he doesn't have time to put out FOTP us hes too busy promoting Lasers?

    I'm pretty sure FOTP is done so all he has to do is tell Busy to click a button and BOOM! we have FOTP. requires no time at all

    Putting out FOTP will boost his record sales significantly. he might not even need extra promotion after that.

    This all seems really fishy to me. Like Atlantic screwed him again. He wouldn't something like this unless he was between a rock and a hard place. I still have faith in him.

    Even so,I don't care about Lasers anymore so it is dissapointing that I have to wait till F&L II to hear lyrical Lu again

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  49. I just don't like being lied to.... period.....

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  50. I don't think it's right that many of you are calling Lupe lazy.

    No way in the world is he lazy.
    We see and hear about things that he's doing everyday on the lupend blog.

    You must remember that his only goal isn't to just put out music--but it's also to be a positive influence in the lives of us all--especially our youth, through reading and shedding light on issues taking place in this world.

    I'm upset that FOTP won't be out this year, too..
    I spent all last night talking mad greazy about Lu on Twitter.
    Woke up this morning feeling bad for having negative words towards the only artist in my world that has proven to be worthy.

    Best thing we can do is stop expecting..That goes for anything in life.

    Be peaceful yall.
    ;)

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  51. BLACK AND YELLOW BLACK AND YELLOW BLACK AND YELLOW BLACK AND YELLOW BLACK AND YELLOW BLACK AND YELLOW BLACK AND YELLOW BLACK AND YELLOW

    I do it big.

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  52. But lying to fans is not cool.... and he hasn't apologized for any of his lies..... He's never like I'm sorry you guys I did say FOTP was coming soon but things have came up and I have other priorities." This would be way more respectful if apologies were in the mix. Lupe has NEVER apologized for all the false released dates. He's just said deal with it. I'd completely understand but come on for fans that fly from kansas city to support your album and you say FOTP is coming then say nevermind pick one the album or the mixtape..... like c'mon man r u serious??? Thats not how you go about things..... that's mad disrespectful..... I love lupe but you gotta be respectful to the fans..... and also he and wale are the only artist i know that are staedy retweeting what people have to say bad about them like are you serious there are plenty of understanding fans out there and they sitting up there retweeting the ignorant fans and not the real one's like what can you do...... I'm not asking him to retweet my things but i've never seen him retweet things good about himself if he has its been a while... smh

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  53. major typoes in that my bad but it doesn;t mess the message up LOL^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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  54. ^ I totally feel what you are preaching.

    I'm not bad about the delay, I'm mad about the way he went about it and his reasons for doing(kinda like the Cleveland fans/Lebron situation except the cleveland fans need to move on lol)

    So far Lu has stated 2 reasons for not putting it out:

    1. the album is crazy and he thinks that it'll be enough for people.
    2.he had a change in strategy


    So which one is the real reason?

    If Lupe's real reason is #1 then I'm pissed. FOTP is a long way from dropping so this excuse is bull...

    I'm leaning more towards #2.
    I think Lupe think his album is going to be talked about all over the media because of the stuff he talks about in LASERS(kinda the medal of honor video game that had the media talking about you can play as the Taliban and kill AMERICAN soldiers). In the midst of all this media frenzy he'll release FOTP, which will talk about the media and how he is speaking for the people and what not. If this is indeed true then I don't mind FOTP being delayed.

    When it come down to it Lupe is not changing his mind so lets move on... once again...

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  55. wow, everyone that's complaining about it not coming out seriously needs to look up more artists. I love Lupe, definitely my favorite emcee. But there are plenty of dope emcees other than Lupe. You all act like Lupe is the only person that's on your ipod/mp3 player or some shit. I mean if that's true then i'm sorry, but you really need be more open to other emcees/genre's of music.

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  56. People are just trippin because quantity has taken precedence over quality,and you have to record a thousand songs to be the best. Wayne can do that because he doesnt rap about much. Lupe cant because he raps with substance. Lupe could rap about nothing and make a bunch of mixtapes,but that would devalue his material and rep. And honestly I dont think lupe could create a buzz off mixtape, that he already doesnt have. And honestly, I think fotp was ignored outside of lupe's core fanbase, primarily because he doesn't have that street image, so waste your time when there are more important things to do like promote the ALBUM.

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  57. B.O.B's mixtape should be out tomorrow (Tuesday). Looks like it should be pretty good.

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  58. Yeah I haven't listened to a ton of rap growing up, more in the past 5 years.

    It's wonderful when albums come in a circle so you don't have to wait for lupe to put something out..


    I got Eminem, Kanye, Cudi, music to keep me occupied for the rest of the year

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  60. http://www.datpiff.com/Twilight_Cist_Do_Not_Inhale_2.m175975.html

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  61. Man, so he gonna take back what he said about releasing FOTP. Man, that's lost respect there. Lupe might have just prove Vibe point honestly. He may be my favorite rapper, but this is not a good way to thank fans. Fans just gave they heart out to support a album they wanted dearly. Now all this people say he has motives, but you missing the point that he said he was gonna do something and then just change his mind without any full details. Come on now. Lying to fans is worster than lying to your family because the fans are your other family supporting you. I listen to variety of artists, but I always want Lupe stuff to drop because I love the concepts of his songs. This is a big disappointment to me. Hopefully Laser won't disappoint. March 8, 2010. Cop It.

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  62. can't lupe put the mixtape on itunes?

    i would pay him for all the Fahrenheit albums, and enemy of the state.

    Lu you don't have to Free us!

    I'll pay you album money for mixtapes.

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  63. You know what though, I would love to see everybody opinion if he said he changing the Lasers date again due to other things he has to do. Anything is bound to happen now because no one know which is the truth. He said mixtape, now no mixtape. Would y'all still be down if he changed the date? I'mma die hard fan. I brought both albums and got all his official mixtapes and Japanese Cartoon, but if he keep lying to us man I can't keep backing him up no more. When you lie it's like a big time sin to me. Let's see what happens though. I'm still supporting after all this because that what a fan do. Man, cop it. Laser March 8, 2010

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  64. Hahaha.... my fault. March 8, 2011

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  65. vote with my wallet, if theres a pre order out there i'm down for it...

    until then album release date is all hearsay

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  66. for the person that said "he dont owe you shit" can truly stfu!!! r u kidding???... he owes his fans EVERYTHING! we put money in this niggas pocket! 4 real!!!!

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  67. Whatever! *kanye shrug* and *throws in the Jcole*

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  68. lupe be on somebitch shit sometimes yo its not even funny.the last project we got from this fool was enemy of the state then he gets his period cause wack as laser leaks? enemy of the state is prolly better then this bullshit pop lasers album smh.i used to fuck with lupe heavy even got the cool signed but this nigga def irking me!

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  69. lupe tweeted read a book well here's a book he should read its called "dont lie to me asshole"

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  70. ^^^^
    Bump all that!

    I would love to be Lupe's baby momma :D

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