It appears as though the conflict between a passionate group of Lupe Fiasco fans and Atlantic Records will finally be settled. On October 8, Lupe posted a picture with Atlantic COO, Julie Greenwald, after it was announced his Lasers album would be released March 8, 2011. Lupe and a group of his fans took to the Internet to express their displeasure with the album allegedly being not promoted due to the Grammy nominated emcee’s reluctance to sign a 360-deal.
However, the announcement didn’t stop fans from following through on their threat to create a Fiasco Friday protest outside of Atlantic Records’ offices. Lupe arrived, as he said he would, and was accompanied by Lyor Cohen—the CEO of Warner Music Group, Atlantic’s parent company.
Cohen also played the single, “Go To Sleep” to fans. Atlantic previously announced the official first single from Lasers would be available via free download on October 26. While the status of his solo album remained uncertain, Lupe began recording an Alt/Rock project under the alias Japanese Cartoon. During what has turned out to be a busy day for the rapper, the video for the single “Heirplanes” was also released.