DX News Bits: Lupe Fiasco Edition

After saying that his Lasers album is "out of his hands," Lupe announces that his side project, Japanese Cartoon, will be releasing new material soon.

Lupe Fiasco fans may have to wait awhile to hear his latest solo project, the highly anticipated Lasers album. Recently, Fiasco took to his Twitter account to inform fans that the album's release is out of his hands. While Lasers is being held up, his side project Japanese Cartoon will see the light of day soon, with the release of their project In the Jaws of the Lord of Darkness.

"Lasers is out of my hands guys and gals...it's done and that's all I can tell you...when they drop it...they drop it...so drop it..."

With that, it seems fans rallied around the cause to get the album released and Fiasco later thanked his supporters for their assistance.

"Really appreciate the EXTRA EXTRA effort you guys are putting out to get Lasers released...not fallin on deaf ears up at HQ!"

Fiasco fans can expect something soon, either way. The rapper who once denied involvement with the group Japanese Cartoon, is now proud to say that the band will release new material.

"JC IS in my hands though...and that will be dropping Fo' Free @ allsabotage.com like soon as hell...ha!"

Back in 2009, JC released "Heirplanes " to varied feedback and the band released a statement saying that Lupe is not the lead singer but that he supports them.

"Percival Fats (born Percival Hindenburg-Fats) is NOT Lupe Fiasco (born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco). Although he is a dear friend," the group wrote, despite the lead singer sounding exactly like Fiasco but with a Brittish accent. "Lupe does finance the band but is not, I repeat, not, the singer in Japanese Cartoon. He is, however, the producer and we value his participation very much."

Now, their story on the matter has changed as their Facebook profile is advertising their lead singer as Wasalu Jaco.

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  • ptone814

    AFTER ALL THE ARGUING I DO WIT IGNORANT NIGGAZ-THIS IS THE REASON WHY LUPE IS THE GOAT: FOOD & LIQUOR THE COOL (CLASSIC) LASERS... FAHRENHEIT 1/15TH PART 1 FAHRENHEIT 1/15TH PART 2 A RHYMING APE TOUCH THE SKY IT WAS WRITTEN SUPER STARDOM FOLLOW THE LEADER LUPE THE JEDI DA EXAM RETURN OF THE JEDI ENEMY OF THE STATE: A LOVE STORY (BEST MIXTAPE EVER) BEFORE THERE WERE LASERS IN THE JAWS OF THE LORDS OF DEATH .

  • YADADAMEEN

    CRAIG KALLMAN IS A SON OF A BITCH..... THAT MOTHER FUCKER NEEDS TO STOP HOLDING THE DEAL UP.... HE'S JUST MAD HE AINT GOT NO 360 DEAL ON LUPE AND THAT HE CANT EAT OF HIS SHOWS..... FUCK ATLANTIC LUPE!!!!!

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  • slim fela

    man that im beamin joint rocked...DROP THE DAMN ALBUM

  • No Sense

    Atlantic is probably freaking out because Lasers is not a Rap ALbum. Its a hybrid rock / rap album. Anyone who went to the Lasers tour or heard some of those songs knows that. Scream / State Crime Radio / Beautiful all those songs are hybrids. He spits incredibly on them but there not commercial. Fuck Atlantic, little do they know he will still sell 600-700 K as long as they don't let it leak. Shit drop the alubm tomorrow on a surprise and lupe fans will swarm.

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  • riot

    The fact is, the two singles were just average. Shining Down was a tight song but no one really copped it. I'm Beamin was downright below average. But regardless of how tight they were, NO ONE was bumping them. You can tell that gay ass Atlantic is trying to build as much hype as possible for this album, they put out that Lasers Manifesto thing like a year ago, he went on a fucking world tour for Christ's sakes BEFORE the album was even close to dropping. Mainstream record labels suck dick, Lupe didn't realize this when he signed his contract...

  • Petey Pete

    Only 21 comments? No wonder Atlantic won't release his album. It won't sell. Not enough people talking about it. If Lupe came out in 96, then he'd probably be hyped like a Jay-Z album would. But since he came out 10 years later, in an era where people say outrageous shit like "99% of Hip hop sucks" or "*intersert 90s rapper* created the best rap album in the last 5 years" he's clearly going to be over looked no matter how great of a rapper he is. Plus the shit he raps about isn't "mainstream" or "relatable" for the average listener.

    • Macca187

      I don't see how claiming that a 90s rapper made the best album of the last 5 years is outrageous... The Roots, Pharoahe Monch, UGK, Nas, Jay, Raekwon, Ghostface, Common and others have all released albums in the past 5 years that could hold that title. I love Lupe and I wish people would pay more attention, but come on son...

    • asa

      wtf is interset? your right he wont sell blame mushed minds that FOLLOW hype.

  • C-Arson

    Does anyone know the real deal? Obviously there is something terribly wrong. Is it sample clearances? Is Atlantic trying to fuck with Lupe? Is Atlantic holding out on Lupe so he re-signs with them? Lupe already said he was done with major labels so the label might not release the album until............???????????

  • jaybains

    Don't care no more, It drops when it drops to me now too, But 3yrs??? better Material out there now days! Hip Hop is Back! Oh, Check that "Phil of The Future Pt 2" if Ya like lupe ya are gonna love that, I feel everyone should Know about That mixtape its so real about real life! Greatest Mixtape I've ever hear in 09 besides Wale "Back to the Feature"! Phil Nash Lyrics is so Crazy Real

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  • Up North

    Detox, Greatest Story Never Told, Nacirema Dream, Free Agent. All Not Happening, unfortunately.

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  • c/gaddic

    Atlantic only respects T.I. They screwed over Apathy and now they're screwing over Lupe The fucked up thing is both these dudes would easily wipe the floor with his over-rated wack ass!

    • OG T-BONE

      Dunno bout T.I. being over rated but Lupe is the Shit Dude is one of if not best lyrist out now and money at a live show..Killed it!

  • Megan fox lover

    Drop Lasers already!!!!! Fucking record companies screwing good rappers but quick to release coonery like wacka, gucci, soulja. I Need new Lupe shit in my ipod asap!!!! Lol Free Lindsay Lohan

  • Dab

    Damn this is the album I want to hear the most. I've been waiting since I first heard Shiining Down. Any heard that Beautful Lasers song it leaked on youtube, its sick and if we get the metaphorical stuff like Shining Down, the personal songs like Lasers and some storytelling Lupe is brilliant at, I think we'll get another great album Don't mean to seem like a fanboy or nothing, but I really want to hear this album

  • Its Um

    oh well, is he still doing LupE.n.d since the album before is finish but not release, cuz if I was he I'll still be following those plans.

  • JOE6PACKNC336GBORO

    these boys tweet to much get in the damn studio and stop crying about how the label is fucking you or want drop your album

    • dmize-one

      im gonna guess he HAS been in the studio, which is why his album is completed.... his going to twitter is trying to drum up fan support to get the label to drop the album.. he is a dope ass emcee but not commercially viable so i dont see his album droppin anytime soon, unless he folds and makes a couple of more radio friendly songs.....

  • D.D.410wutup

    I have a feeling that Lasers is shelved. We prolly won't hear it for a few years. Atlantic is just being asses to rappers now. Look at Saigon... What happened to his album?

  • d.will

    a ill-willed Lasers fix huh..sorta like the Splenda when you want Sugar, hey its still sweet (FNF!!!!)

  • pienman

    that is a good look for lupe... hope to see hear his debut lasers ablum.... and the side project

    • OG T-BONE

      Debut?????????????? Fuckin tool

    • Megan fox lover

      Hey @pienman this is what happens when gay boys like you drop out of school at grade 7 to become butt toys..... Lasers is not his Debut ALBUM. wtf is aBlum? Get yourself a dictionary coz you sound like a retard.

  • Bauce

    I'm still callin Bullshit on P fats not being Lupe

  • damn sonson

    it was stupid to try to cover that up.

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