Lupe Fiasco was back in Atlanta this week to premiere his “Lasers” CD, which hits stores officially March 8th.
During a private listening session at The Sound Table lounge, Lupe treated a few select ears to an early listening session for his project.
I first sat down with Lupe last November, just as his single, “The Show Goes On” was generating buzz [Sidebar: it has since went GOLD… selling over 500k copies!].
At that time, Lupe was putting the finishing touches on “Lasers,” (his 3rd studio album), and he was excited about it’s upcoming release.
Now the project is complete and it’s about to hit the shelves. My how time files!
Spotted at the private listening session were: Grand Hustle CEO Jason Geter, Mike Bigga (aka Killer Mike), DJ Trauma and a host supporters and friends. [Special thanks to Warner for the invite!]
Check out photos from Lupe Fiasco’s “Lasers” listening session PLUS listen to another new single from “Lasers” entitled, “All Black Everything”:
Killer Mike, ATLien & Jason Geter
Karl Injex (The Sound Table) & Lupe Fiasco
Lupe has a lot to say on “All Black Everything,” which he’s called his “favorite record ever.” The track is produced by the Buchanans and in it, Lupe imagines a world without slavery or racism. “ Gone are the days of Lupe rapping about skateboarding, now he’s got black history and politics on his mind.
In “All Black Everything,” Lupe raps:
You will never know what you could ever be/If you never try, you will never see/Stayed in Africa, you ain’t never leave/So there were no slaves in our history.
“Lasers” hits stores March 8th. What do you think of the politically vocal Lupe Fiasco?
Photos: Joi Pearson