On Friday afternoon (October 15), Chicago, Illinois emcee Lupe Fiasco joined fans at New York City’s Grand Army Plaza for a planned protest to release his third album, Lasers. While just days prior to the event, Lupe and his parent label Atlantic Records reached an agreement that has the album planned for March, 2011 release, the 1st & 15th Records founder greeted fans in celebration of the new developments.

Thanking those who showed up for the “Fiasco Friday” event – which include Warner Music executive Lyor Cohen, Lupe said that his ironically-titled Friend of the People is “on the way.”

Fiasco’s last official mixtape was 2009’s Enemy of the State: A Love Story , which featured beats originally used by Timbaland, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and Radiohead.