Rap-Up TV: Lupe Fiasco Talks ‘Lasers,’ ‘Words I Never Said’ Video, & Trey Songz

A week before Lasers beams into stores on March 8, Rap-Up TV caught up with Lupe Fiasco in the Big Apple to discuss his long-awaited album and how it stacks up to his previous works. “Lasers is a little bit more of a popular record,” shared the Chi-town MC. “It’s a bigger sound, bigger hooks, a little bit more open in essence, musically.” Only four or five songs from the original record made the final cut, according to Lupe.

His controversial single “Words I Never Said” is bound make even more noise when the Sanaa Hamri-directed clip premieres. “It was more so me being this liberator, undercover agent who was sneaking into this prison to kinda rescue one of my comrades from the clutches of the evil people,” explained Lupe of the action-packed visuals. “There’s fight scenes and a whole lotta action. It’s very aggressive, but at the end I get the girl, so that’s all that counts.”

Plus, find out why “All Black Everything” is Lupe’s favorite record ever and how “Out of My Head,” his collaboration with Trey Songz, came about. “I’m a big fan of his writing, big fan of his whole movement,” said Lupe of his labelmate. “He’s a super talent.”

Look for more from our exclusive interview with Lupe later this week.