Lupe Fiasco‘s third album, Lasers, has been a bit of a thorn in its creator’s side for several years now. After his label initially rejected it, Lupe’s fans gathered in protest to demand its release. Now that it’s out been leaked, fans seem to be disappointed in it. Lupe himself has admitted to being disappointed in the album in an interview with Complex Magazine.
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.
Lasers is in stores March 8th.
Have you heard Lasers? What do you think of the album?