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Although Lupe Fiasco may have disappointed many fans by cancelling the Christmas mixtape Friend of the People, Hip Hop may still be in store of a fresh tape from the Chicago native on the way.
Alongside DJ Absolut, there will be a tape released featuring 12 unreleased songs within Fiasco’s career before he became the “Superstar” that he is today.
With no solid date set for the release, expect the upcoming project to be available by the top of the New Year.
Initially giving Lupe exposure in New York City through Hot 97 and over the mixtape circuit, Absolut will showcase some of the rapper’s work before he began launching 1st and 15th on Atlantic Records and was on Arista Records.
With the backfire of the unwelcomed leak of “I’m Beaming” and still no official release for Lasers, hopefully this will be able to hold fans over until Fiasco makes his much needed return and drops the album. #ShoutOut HipHopWired
Rapper LUPE FIASCO is taking legal action to find the person responsible for ruining his Christmas (Dec09) and leaking his new song online.
The Superstar hitmaker was furious to learn his track I’m Beaming had been illegally posted on the internet on Wednesday (23Dec09), before he had even put the finishing touches on the tune.
Fiasco took to his online blog on Christmas Eve (24Dec09) to blast the thief who “stole” his music, begging fans not to download the song.
He writes, “The track ‘I’m Beaming’ that was leaked last night was NOT authorised or intentionally leaked by myself or my company.
“Plain and simple its STOLEN property. And this goes for ANY record or track that leaks or is made available for illegal download from this day forward… Actions are being taken and the authorities have been notified.
“As a personal plea to all my fans PLEASE DO NOT share, stream, or download any unauthorised or stolen Lupe Fiasco music. A lot of time and energy goes into the creation of this music, not to mention large sums of money, money provided by my record company as well as from my own personal finances…
“I’m sure some of you can understand why this very harsh stance that is (sic) being taken up. And for those of you unsympathetic enough not to understand I can only compare it to someone breaking into your house and stealing everything not tied down or someone kidnapping your sister or brother and ransoming them back to you.”
I’m Beaming was expected to be included on Fiasco’s upcoming third album, Lasers, which is set for release in early 2010. #ShoutOut Contact Music
Lupe Fiasco and DMC are among the celebrities to appear on The People Speak, a special airing this weekend on the History Channel, putting a voice to former Boston University professor Howard Zinn’s celebrated book, The People’s History of the United States.
According to New York’s Daily News, the show—which was executive produced by actors Matt Damon and Josh Brolin—will feature a slew of stars including John Legend, Morgan Freeman, Rosario Dawson and Kerry Washington, among others.
The documentary finds the celebs retelling America’s history from the perspective of the everyday people that spoke up for social change. John Legend will recite Mohammed Ali’s speech as he headed to jail for refusing to participate in the Vietnam War and DMC will give David Walker’s argument to slaves to revolt against their masters.
Lupe spoke of Zinn’s universal appeal to New York magazine. “What he did and what he’s pushing with the movie and the books and all that, I think it’s something that crosses cultures, crosses beyond white, black, Chinese, Asian, whatever,” he said. “You know, it speaks to everybody.”
The People Speak airs on the History Channel on Sunday at 8 p.m. EST. —Elan Mancini