Don’t get it twisted: Lupe Fiasco has had an incredible career in music. But like anyone else who has been in the game this long, he’s seen his fair share of ups and downs.
One of the downs was LASERS, Lupe’s major-label dust-up with Atlantic. The album has some bright spots, but Lupe himself has admitted it’s not his (cough) best work. So today, more than four years after the initial release, Lupe offered a perfect solution to fans dissatisfied with LASERS: send him the physical copy, and he’ll destroy it with a laser. Ideally on New Year’s Day, 2016.
The “unmaking” of an album has rarely, if ever, been attempted. If anyone can do it, though, it’s Lupe. Lupe or Nicolas Cage. Read the full text below:
“My 3rd musically related thing I want to accomplish this year is not to make another album but to do something waaaay stupider…I want to unmake an album. I watched the ATARI E.T. documentary and got inspired. So here’s my idea. For all you people who really hated my 3rd album LASERS for whatever reason in the universe I want you to send it back to me so I can destroy it with an actual Laser.
You not getting any money back or an apology or anything like that. The fact still remains that a lot of people really loved LASERS (Me Included) despite the popular myth that it’s one of the worst rap albums ever but sometimes the myth can be stronger than the truth. So yeah….if you have a physical copy of LASERS that you absolutely hate and wish for it to be rendered non-existent then you can send it back to me and I’ll have it destroyed with an actual giant laser and send it into next world in spectacular grand fashion!
If your down hit me up in the comments or on Twitter with the hashtag #TheReturnOfLasers and if we get enough #LaserHaters willing to have their physical copy destroyed then will do it on New Year’s Day 2016!!! To you #LaserLovers out there with physical copies just sit back and enjoy the craziness that’s about to happen lol… This is a #WellBoggleMeGiblets© production”