Billboard: Lupe Fiasco Drops Label Beef to Focus on 'Lasers'

Although Lupe Fiasco's upcoming album "Lasers" has suffered noticeable delays due to label disputes and leaked tracks, the Grammy award-winning rapper plans on making this release his biggest yet.

"Lasers," out March 8, 2011, will feature superstar producing duo the Neptunes, as well as guest spots from Trey Songz and U.K. rapper Sway. The album's lead single "The Show Goes On," which saw a proper release and video last week, is a song Fiasco said will appeal to "die-hard Lupe Fiasco fans."

"It's a big controversial record, and a lot of ears should perk up on this song. It really is what the direction of 'Lasers' is all about," Fiasco tells Billboard.com

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For now, Fiasco looks forward to the release of "Lasers" -- and to furthering his own musical legacy, despite the industry hiccups that have plagued him along the way.

"I think I set the precedent for record labels -- showed everyone that you can have rappers that don't fit the format and still have a presence," says Fiasco. "You look at a person like me, or Kanye [West], and it was sort of a shock to the system. I definitely think I was part of changing that, and an influence to a lot dudes that are coming out today."

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18 comments:

  1. Sway is a UK artist...maybe u should check him out...

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  2. sway is that dude who did the "we love you" song with lupe

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  3. lol the comments at billboard are hilarious, especially that 2nd & 3rd one, lmao

    Still cant wait 4 LaSerS!

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  4. "Who is Sway?" Sway is a beast. Check out "we love you". He outshines Lu. (on that song)

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  5. @NyrisJ Lupe killed him on that song. Sway did okay on his part but not enough to kill lupe.

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  6. sway > lu on the track:

    "you can't fit in my shoes so put a sock in it/
    better yet a stocking before I sock it to you you're a laughing stock"

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  7. @Sean will BOB also be on the album?

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  8. OOHHH MAN Sway making moves now hes big in the U.K and hes already on Akon's label more surprising is what Trey Songz goin to do on a Lupe Track talk about sex ?!?!?! no no no

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  9. Trey Songs did the hook for blackout on the cool... He'll prob just do another hook

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  10. I remember watching a live video of Lupe preforming "Army Girl" and after the song he said Pharrell was on the album, and B.o.B was on the album?

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  11. ^^^^^^
    show me a link to where lupe said that.

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  12. Yea i saw that video too. He said Kenna was gonna b on it too. I wonder if things changed cause he said nothin bout Trey and Sway.

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  13. saul williams > lupe fiasco

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  14. Yeah, drop that Label stuff because it really getting boring and annoying. I mean it was horrible how it went, but controversy isn't the Lupe i know or wanna know. I just want to hear updates on the album & new music.

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