Monday, February 28, 2011

Interview: Lupe Fiasco For Complex Magazine

Man, there's little new to report about Lupe Fiasco's trouble with his label Atlantic Records...I mean, it's the same old song and dance...they try and pimp you, twist ya music for their monetary gains and you as an artist will have to make a decision about whether or not you gonna be havin that.

As his new album "Lasers" leaked today and the entire internet rap world chimes in about how they don't really dig Lupe's new direction, this interview that the embattled emcee did with Complex mag will probably have you looking at the new album in an entirely different light...


On why he hates "Lasers": 

“One thing I try to stress about this project is, I love and hate this album. I listen to it and I’ll like some of the songs. But when I think about what it took to actually get the record together and everything that I went through on this record—which is something I can’t separate—I hate this album. A lot of the songs that are on the album, I’m kinda neutral to. Not that I don’t like them, or that I hate them, it’s just I know the process that went behind it. I know the sneaky business deal that went down behind this song, or the artist or singer or songwriter who wrote this hook and didn’t want to give me this song in the first place. So when I have that kind of knowledge behind it, I’m just kind of neutral to it like, ‘Another day, another dollar.’ As opposed something like The Cool, which is more of my own blood, sweat, and tears, and my own control. With this record, I’m little bit more neutral as to the love for the record. 
When I think about everything that I went through on this record, I hate this album.
“I don’t like the process behind Lasers. The music is dope but I just don’t like the process. We were literally at the point where all this music was done except for a couple songs that we did after the protest. So the bulk of the album was done. And we were talking about shelving the album and going to another label, that’s where we were like, ‘If you put the record out, put it out. Either move on to another album or can it and we’ll do other records at another label.’ The business of it got solved. I’m happy for the fans, this is their album. This is the album that they fought for and that’s what made me do songs like ‘Words I Never Said’ and ‘All Black Everything.’

Read the full interview here 

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