News: Lupe Fiasco Hints At Two Album Releases For 2010, "I Might Do That This Year"
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 11:45AM
Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has revealed his possible plan to release two albums this year.
Speaking with radio host Tony Touch, the rapper also said his upcoming Lasers album already has a lead single.
"I might do that this year too," Lupe said about releasing two albums for 2010. "FYI, maybe, maybe. If there's room. We'll see. We'll see. But even with that, I try not to rush because there's trends and you might get hyped up -- but before you know it, that trend has worn off and you look like the old dude...I think there's some people that sold a lot of records that kinda burned their candle at both ends...['I'm Beaming,'] just like it is with all my music, it's official now...It leaked out, so we had to chase it. It wasn't meant to be the first single, but it's the first look produced by The Neptunes -- it's actually the first record on the album." ("Toca Tuesdays")
Lupe recently lashed out at hackers for stealing his music through a blog posting.
"The track 'I'm Beaming' that was leaked last night was NOT authorized or intentionally leaked by myself or my company," he wrote Christmas Eve. "Plain and simple its STOLEN property. And this goes for ANY record or track that leaks or is made available for illegal download from this day forward. Actions are being taken and the authorities have been notified. As a personal plea to all my fans PLEASE DO NOT share, stream, or download any unauthorized or stolen Lupe Fiasco music. A lot of time and energy goes into the creation of this music, not to mention large sums of money, money provided by my record company as well as from my own personal finances...With the history that surrounds the devastating and massive piracy of my first album i'm sure some of you can understand why this very harsh stance that is being taken up. And for those of you unsympathetic enough not to understand i can only compare it to someone breaking into your house and stealing everything not tied down or someone kidnapping you sister or brother and ransoming them back to you." (Lupe Fiasco Blog)
Earlier this week, Lupe said he turned in the final version of his Lasers album to Atlantic Records.
"I'm actually going in to turn [Lasers] into the label in the morning," Lupe told a caller. "I was actually supposed to turn it in tonight. I'm just keeping it crispy with the fans...I'm turning it into the label tomorrow, they gonna go through they process, see what they need to do and pick whatever single they want to do and I'm hoping before the summer, you know. That's just what it is. Stay tuned, stay tuned." (Team Invasion)
While Lupe is contemplating two albums in one year, rapper Raekwon has already promised to go through with the plan.
"O I forgot my announcement on jan 1st to give yall so ima tell ya now! "I WILL BE DROPPIN 2 ALBUMS THIS YEAR!" Rt this crack....," Raekwon wrote on Twitter. "@ghanie nah solo records @agthekid ill deliver trust me!" (Raekwon's Twitter)
Check out Lupe Fiasco's "I'm Beaming" down below: