Most [twitter=LupeFiasco]Lupe Fiasco[/twitter] fans and non-fans know about the hell Lupe and his fans went through, they went as far as to stage a protest outside of Atlantic Records because they wouldn’t set a release date for his upcoming album ‘Lasers’.
Since then Atlantic caved and gave Lupe the release date he has been seeking, March 8th. And to promote that cd he recently did an interview with Complex, but some of his responses might shock you. When asked how about he felt about his lead single, “The Show Goes On”, Lu expressed why he doesn’t feel like its his record.
“There’s nothing really to tell about that record, to be honest. I didn’t have nothing to do with that record. That was the label’s record. That wasn’t like I knew the producer or knew the writer or anything like that. That was one of those records the record company gave me, [they even gave me] stuff they wanted me to rap about. “Lu continued. “I had to do ‘Show Goes On,’ that was like the big chip on the table. I had to do it and it had to be the first single if the record was going to come out. And then there’s ‘Never Forget You’ [featuring John Legend]—which is another record I had nothing to do with—which became another bargaining chip, like, ‘Yo, after ‘Show Goes On’ there’s going to be this other record that you had nothing to do with.”
While admitting that all of the songs on the album are stellar, he just hated the “process” behind making the cd.
“I don’t like the process behind Lasers. The music is dope but I just don’t like the process. We were literally at the point where all this music was done except for a couple songs that we did after the protest. So the bulk of the album was done. And we were talking about shelving the album and going to another label, that’s where we were like, ‘If you put the record out, put it out. Either move on to another album or can it and we’ll do other records at another label.’ The business of it got solved. I’m happy for the fans, this is their album. This is the album that they fought for and that’s what made me do songs like ‘Words I Never Said’ and ‘All Black Everything.’
Read the Full Complex Interview Here