After months of back and forth, impending fan protests and internet buzz about whether it would come out at all, Lupe Fiasco and Atlantic Records finally found a happy medium to release his third studio album, Lasers.
March 8 is the release date both parties are running with, Fiasco told MTV News yesterday. While being intentionally mum on details, the rapper did let the streets know that the single will be out on Oct. 26 and that they'd continue to leak out material as the release date got closer.
Outside of the good news on his album, we also got new music from Lupe's supergroup. No, not All-City Chess Club, which features Asher Roth, B.o.B, The Cool Kids, Charles Hamilton, Blu, Wale, Diggy, J. Cole, and Pharrell, but his original supergroup, CRS (Child Rebel Solider), with Pharrell & Kanye West. We hadn't heard anything from them since 2007's Us Placers (the soundtrack to my first summer as an intern at CL) but on Friday, they dropped, "Don't Stop," which Lupe admitted was actually recorded in 2008 when they were in the midst of actually considering an album together.
In the meantime, Fiasco was out teaching teens in NYC how to rap through the World Up organization but shut down any expectations of it becoming a routine thing.