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Anonymous Extorts Record Label For Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Tetsuo & Youth’

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Looks like Lupe Fiasco is in another battle to drop new music. Fiasco’s forthcoming album, Tetsuo & Youth, looked like it was coming soon with his recent tour around the country. But now Fiasco claims Atlantic, his label, won’t release the album without a guarantee of commercial success. The Chicago rapper took to Instagram to reveal the true status of the album and announced that he will be dropping a mixtape instead.

He posted a snippet of the song “Lillies” featuring Sirah and produced by The Buchannons. In the caption he wrote:

“ATLANTIC RECORDS won’t release the album until they get a “pop” single…so putting together a mini-project while they find one for me. It’s called “Lost In The Atlantic Ocean” with a bunch of my friends to stay active and happy…this a snippet called “Lilies” feat Sirah produced by The Buchannons…finishing today…”

The post has been deleted but Fiasco came back with another snippet featuring singer Nikki and produced by Sountrak. This time it’s from his upcoming mixtape Lost In The Atlantic Ocean which may be dropping sooner than we think. Check it out here.

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**UPDATE**

Lupe Fiasco’s album Tetsuo & Youth officially has a release date from Atlantic Records thanks to Anonymous. According to Fake Shore Drive, Anonymous’ latest statement said that they gave Atlantic Records an ultimatum over Twitter to release Lupe’s album, or else. The hacker group behind such political movements such as Occupy Wall Street took to Twitter yesterday to let Atlantic know they aren’t playing games.

“We called upon record label Atlantic Records, responsible for releasing conscious rap artist Lupe Fiasco’s long awaited Album,” Anonymous wrote in their statement. “We demanded a statement from the label within 24 hours to release a date or we would unleash the complete and utter fury of our collective on their company and executives.”

While Lupe’s official blog was quick to somewhat thank Anonymous, the Chicago rapper hasn’t release an official statement. However, he did sub-tweet only one letter a short time ago after retweeting Atlantic’s announcement. It seems like he’s appreciative and humbled by it all.

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