Lupe Fiasco - Lasers
Based on Amazon presales, Lupe Fiasco's Lasers album, due March 8, is one of the few upcoming releases people are excited enough about to buy ahead of time and, at this moment, the only upcoming release on Amazon's Bestsellers in Rap & Hip-Hop. As has become quite common for hot albums, a vinyl LP edition is also available for preorder and likely to sell out.
Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On
The first single, The Show Goes On, is already out with the next due February 1st according to the teaser for Words I Never Said.
I have to say, The Show Goes On sounds quite mainstream even without the major shift happening in hip hop over the last few years due to folks like Lupe and Kanye West. It won't be that surprising if it takes him to an even greater level which, let's hope, will keep him in the game. Not that I'm a huge fan but I feel folks like Lupe are crucial to keeping hip hop fresh.
Of course, if Atlantic keeps f*cking with his money, who knows where his career is headed. I vote for leaving Atlantic, building independently and just taking a distro deal through a major label.
According to an incredibly well-maintained Wikipedia page for Lasers (by superfans or label marketers?), confirmed tracks include:
"I'm Beamin" produced by The Neptunes
"Til I Get There" produced by Needlz
"The Show Goes On" produced by Kane Beatz
"Words I Never Said" featuring Skylar Grey, produced by Alex da Kid
"Ladies & Gentlemen"
"State Run Radio"
"Outta My Head" featuring Trey Songz
"All Black Everything"
"Break The Chain" featuring Eric Turner & Sway
"Never Forget You" featuring John Legend
"Beautiful Lasers" featuring Pooh Bear
"Shining Down" featuring Matthew Santos
"What U Want"
"I Don't Wanna Care Right Now"
For ongoing news, keep an eye on Lupe's official website.
Available on Amazon: Lupe Fiasco
Related Hip Hop Logic Coverage:
Lupe Fiasco: Words I Never Said ft. Skylar Grey [Audio]