As His CD ‘Lasers’ Sits In Limbo. Lupe Fiasco Says Record Companies Don’t Care About Albums Anymore "They Just Want The 3 Singles. They Don’t Care About The Rest" (News)

Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco understand the fans frustration, he feels it too. His latest album ‘Lasers’ has languished in limbo at Atlantic Records with no release date in sight although it’s been finished for months..

Some fans have taken it upon themselves to start a petition to force Atlantic into putting the album out…now!

“I love to see progression,” he told MTV. “I love it. I love to see this petition. It brought me to tears a couple of times like, ‘these n—as really f— with me. All these kids and these fans f— with me and it’s some positive sh–. Go to Wearenotlosers.com and see what Lasers really is. … That’s what they’re petitioning for. Listen to ‘I’m Beamin,’ the song. It reaffirms what we’re doing.”

He says Atlantic presented him with choices of singles for the album. He turned them all down because he was told he wouldn’t have ownership of or any publishing rights to the tunes. 

One of the songs turned out to be B.o.B.‘s smash hit “Nothing On You” featuring Bruno Mars.

The problem as Lupe sees it is that the record companies only care about 3 great songs off the album that they can market.

“I don’t think the label cares about an album,” Lupe told MTV. “I don’t think n—as care. People just want their number-one record. They don’t care about the rest of the album. I was talking to an engineer the other day and he said, ‘These n—as don’t even care about mixing an album no more.’ They just want the first three songs. Three singles. They get them, one, two, three, they don’t care what’s on the rest of the album. I know this for sure. I’ve seen it. You can’t blame them because of the attention span of the game and the attention span of music, how fast things are going. You only got them one, two, three shots. I’m not no fool. I’m looking at it like ‘Yeah, you’re right.


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