Fans want Lupe Fiasco’s oft-delayed third album Lasers, and damned if they don’t get it. The Chicago rapper’s biggest supporters plan on protesting outside of his label Atlantic Records in New York City on what they call “Fiasco Friday” where, if a release date isn’t announced by the rally date of October 15, the troops will assemble and picket the building.
But the biggest news comes that Lupe himself may be in attendance to support his own fans, taking to his Twitter account to confirm his involvement in the movement. “#FiascoFriday huh?!?…well if y’all there…I guess I gotta be there too! Ha! Leggo!,” tweeted Lupe.
After he announced that the album was completed and handed over to the label in 2009, fans grew impatient and began brainstorming how to get what they felt their idol deserved. A few members of the Kanye Live forum planted the seeds of the original idea, forming a Facebook group that went on to gain more than 500 members.
“This protest represents the angered Lupe Fiasco fans who want the new Lasers material, the rebellious youth resistant of big corporations now controlling music, hip-hop fans who are fed up with senseless music and lack of meaning, politically active and socially relevant people, music fans looking for diversity, and average people looking for an artist to relate with,” wrote the organizers. “This message, and the music of Lupe Fiasco, will not be stopped.”