Published Jul 23, 2010Before it was supposed to be coming out this summer, Lupe Fiasco's new album, Lasers, was to be released last summer, so it's no surprise fans are angry that the album still hasn't dropped. In response to Atlantic Records' refusal to release Lasers without a cut-and-dried, poppy lead single, fans have taken to signing a petition ordering that the label finally release the album as is.
As Real Talk NY points out [via Consequence of Sound], the petition, which you can sign here, comes with the following (unedited) demand:
Dear Atlantic Records,
The fans have been below have been waiting for the release for Lupe Fiasco's album "Lasers" for over a good year now. Since when it was originally announced finished last summer, there has still yet to be a release date announced. It has even been stated by Lupe Fiasco the artist himself, 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.
Obviously quite pleased, Fiasco took to his Twitter yesterday morning (July 22), posting "I wake up to mass protest!!!...Thank Ya'll...By Any Means Necessary! Keep It Going #WeWantLasers."
Lasers still has no release date, despite its completion a year ago. A first single, "I'm Beamin'," is below.