News: Lupe Fiasco And Former Producer Point Fingers Over Album Delay,"You Put Yourself On The Outside""

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2010 10:27PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Lupe Fiasco and his producer Prolyfic have publicly been feuding about who is to blame for Lupe's Lasers album delay, each taking to Twitter to speak their piece.

Lupe has responded via his own Twitter page to his former producer's claims that Fiasco is the reason for his own album delays. 

While Prolyfic blamed the delay of Lasers on his belief that it had no hit singles for AtlanticRecords to get behind, Lupe stated, "PRO!...my man...[you're] not my manager...fall back...take all that 'advice' and further your career with it." As the two Chicago artists haven't worked together since 2006's Food & Liquor, he continued, "You put yourself on the outside...so don't be salty now that [you're] being treated like an outsider...My career is mine. And I'll proceed with it how I wish. [You're] ignorant to my situation and why WE move how WE do. Speak what you know, not what you think you know." Fiasco added, "Frankly you know very little. But I KNOW you lil bro, I'm the reason they even know you at all...I pray you sell a few beats the same way [you're] selling yourself right now. When the music stops who's gonna have a chair to sit in?" (Hip Hop DX)

Pro initially hit up Twitter to speak on his issues with Fiasco.

Prolyfic, born David Lemar Ewing Jr., took to Twitter last week (July 23) to express his sentiments regarding the Chicago emcee's oft-delayed album, to be released on Atlantic Records. According to the beatmaker, who produced a bevy of songs for Fiasco, including 'American Terrorist' and 'Pressure' off his debut effort, Food & Liquor,' the album fans are petitioning for is a lost cause. "Ain't no release date on #WeWantLazers cuz ain't NO F*CKING HITS on it! cuz @LupeFiasco REFUSES to makes hits.. not that he cant.. he wont!" Prolyfic wrote via Twitter. (The Boom Box)

Earlier this month, an online petition circulated and demanded Atlantic Records to release Lupe's new album.

"Dear Atlantic Records: The fans 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 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 si 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." (Petition Online)

The label later hit up Twitter to assure fans of Lasers' release.

"#Lasers is coming folks!," Atlantic wrote Saturday (July 24).
"RT @LupeFiasco Love Always Shines Everytime Remember 2 Smile!" (Atlantic Records' Twitter)

Check out some past footage of Lupe Fiasco below:

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