Lupe Fiasco, the hip-hop rebel who battled with his record label for a year and many months, has finally gotten his wish to release his third LP, Lasers. The LP has a concrete date for release, March 8th. Yes, that’s right! We’re two weeks away! Following the record’s first two singles (“The Show Goes On” and “Words I Never Said [featuring Skylar Grey]”) and the John Legend-assisted “Never Forget You,” Wasalu (I’m on a roll with these government names today) released “All Black Everything” (listen here) via the Lasers iTunes Pass today. The song, produced by The Buchanans, serves as somewhat of a history lesson and anthem for the African American culture; and what’s a Lupe Fiasco record without some controversy? (Artwork after the jump)
The single artwork for “All Black Everything” was put up on LupeFiasco.com earlier this evening. If this was the artwork for any other record, I’d find it easy to say that it speaks louder than words, but that is simply not the case here due to the lyricism laced with “All Black Everything.” I’ve become a rather large fan of art and photography recently, so this post may be a bit lengthy in relation to the topic; but hey, reading only strengthens the mind.
As I previously stated, Lasers is dropping in two weeks. Help Lu’ make the fight and struggle for the release well worth it by pre-ordering it now!