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    December 24, 2009

    For The Record:

     

    The track "I'm Beaming" that was leaked last night was NOT authorized 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 unauthorized 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. My music is the product of my life. It means so much to me. I take pride in it and i also take pride in how it changes peoples lives and gives them hope. So to see it treated in this manner really numbs the soul. So many of my family and friends rely on me for their well-being and I rely on my music to give me the opportunities that allow me to provide for them. 

     

    So this one i'm taking personal. And I will do ALL that is in my power and my circle of influence to make sure that the persons directly or even remotely responsible for this and any future events involving the piracy and illegal distribution and solicitation of my music will be brought to justice and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Both criminally as well as civilly. 

     

    With the history that surrounds the devastating and massive piracy of my first album i'm sure some of you can understand why this very harsh stance that is 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 you sister or brother and ransoming them back to you. A deep sense of helplessness. I hope you never have to feel this and i wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. 

     

    Happy Holidays...

     

    EVEN AT THIS TIME WE ARE NOT LOSERS...

     

    Lupe Fiasco...Friend Of The People...
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on December 24, 2009

For The Record:

 

The track "I'm Beaming" that was leaked last night was NOT authorized 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 unauthorized 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. My music is the product of my life. It means so much to me. I take pride in it and i also take pride in how it changes peoples lives and gives them hope. So to see it treated in this manner really numbs the soul. So many of my family and friends rely on me for their well-being and I rely on my music to give me the opportunities that allow me to provide for them. 

 

So this one i'm taking personal. And I will do ALL that is in my power and my circle of influence to make sure that the persons directly or even remotely responsible for this and any future events involving the piracy and illegal distribution and solicitation of my music will be brought to justice and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Both criminally as well as civilly. 

 

With the history that surrounds the devastating and massive piracy of my first album i'm sure some of you can understand why this very harsh stance that is 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 you sister or brother and ransoming them back to you. A deep sense of helplessness. I hope you never have to feel this and i wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. 

 

Happy Holidays...

 

EVEN AT THIS TIME WE ARE NOT LOSERS...

 

Lupe Fiasco...Friend Of The People...

Comments

Gene_2's picture

I will honestly say this is the first time I have ever felt bad for downloading a song after seeing what Lupe said. I will try and not download but dont know if I will always succeed. Why i download; Im am a broke grad student and it is not that logical to pay for something you can get for free. It is soooo easy to download and I def have habit of it now. Lastly, alot of new music comes out earlier and im am not patient enough to wait until it is officially released.
nIANja909's picture

lol @ people apologizing for listening to a song >_< You guys have a ridiculous sense of commitment to celebrities.
Mike4bears54's picture

i will not download i heard it on youtube.com sorry man
JayAllDay72's picture

I thought it was a christmas present from you, Lu ...whoever started the leak is a snake...real fan like I will be feenin for more, but still buy the album. Consider it deleted and lost until its official.
kEDKFNAEOFO's picture

word...y does ur stuff keep leaking?
DENIM.MOUZON's picture

aint hear it...wont try... All your real fans understand where you're comin from... Stay Up Lu...
Jblaze82's picture

Long nights and days in the studio, grinding, sharing a piece of your soul on every record. Years of preparation, and finally making it just to have someone STEAL what you create. I'm with you on this issue. Many people who steal music always just say, he/she is rich so they not missing anything. Well if a million people steal one thing that's a large amount missing. If you wouldn't walk into best buy and walk out with it then don't steal through the NET. J. Jordan DreamCatcher Productions
Nick5214's picture

first off Nianja909, thank you. I personally haven't heard "i'm beaming" yet but I wont lie I do scour the internet looking for leaked material all the time so I can decide whether or not I want to make a purchase, I love your work Lupe, I will look for the leaked song so I can listen and get pumped for the rest of the album, when does that drop btw, like tomorrow??
Anonymous's picture

Everybody's gotta step up and recommend the album to a stranger when it comes out. Track is incredible Lu, I could'nt help but give it a listen. Peace!
K-Flow's picture

i'm sorry Lu, i've been listenin to it like crazy, i thought u leaked it but i'll delete it from my mp3 player asap
Stevems10's picture

The song was mind blowing and i didnt know it leaked when i listened to it but i wont again, but for sure imma buy the album release day no doubt. just hurry up with it. FNF up
LadyLasers's picture

I haven't heard it yet, which is a good thing, because I knew that I saw ppl posting the song but it never occured to me that it was a leaked track at the time till last night..Man I really hate that ppl would do that tho. Just keep doing what you doing Lu, can't wait for the LASERS album to drop. Im standing behind you 100% "WE ARE NOT LOSERS!"
nIANja909's picture

Oh yeh. And Get Money.
nIANja909's picture

Yes, justice! Massive jail sentences and fines to the middle class citizen for downloading a song from large, excessively wealthy corporations. Get over it Lu, your sh**s gonna get leaked like every other artists. Make a good album, people will buy it. That's all there is to it. And nobody should expect people to blindly spend their hard earned money (we aren't all extremely wealthy people like those we are "stealing" from) on something their not sure the quality of. I'm gonna continue listening to the leaked tracks and evaluate for myself whether the album is worth a purchase or not. F*** the rest of that s***.
Didy_3mperra's picture

really sorry lupe, I'm not even going to listen to it now.....
RedRelicify's picture

I originally uploaded this to Youtube. after reading this blog I removed it completely. I am a huge Lupe fan, and I apologize to Lupe and his fans.
gnmgnt's picture

I won't lie, I'm a REAL Lupe fan. I've listened to you since like 2004 and I've purchased all the albums, but I think you should look at this as a plus that this one song got leaked. All of those people who got all upset because you canceled Friend of the people can now back off. I was getting to the point where I was like "What ever, Lu. I'll believe it when I here it, I'll go listen to these other guys who are actually putting out material and wait till you actually keep pace with them." But after hearing "I'm Beaming" I can honestly say I have complete trust in your word again and can't wait to buy L.A.S.E.R.S. and continue following you on this journey which is your music career.
TheSerene's picture

Global Grind has it posted to their site too.
TheSerene's picture

I heard the song, thought it was released legally. Read the blog and got disgusted. Shame on the person that did this.
Blazenificent's picture

We got your back LU. Yeah I promise not to listen/distribute tha song. I listend to it once and its that shit that we prefer. We as in the real hip hop community. Happy Holidays Lupe, FNF, Everybody on Da site. Sincerely, Ya Boi the Almighty Blazenificent
christian_6's picture

That sucks , Im buying LASERS twice the song's fire if that helps haha
moorbs's picture

I'm buyin the album release day :)
RealisticallyME's picture

this is my first time hearing this situation...I hope you find the corrupt and fine him/her to the fullest. **Wait patiently for Lasers**
DMart86's picture

Damn I'm sorry to hear this Lupe. I do understand how you feel about piracy, with all the lost sales of Food & Liquor (potentially going platinum), I can definitely see why you would take such a serious stance. Honestly I'm surprised you were so lenient for so long. As eager as I am to hear your new music, I WILL NOT DOWNLOAD YOUR MUSIC (unless in mixtape form or from appropriate vendors, ie itunes). But in order to feed our hunger for great music maybe you could post some snippets from upcoming songs (it worked for Maxwell, when he posted a sample of Pretty Wings about a year before BLACKsummersnight came out) besides the mixtapes it could help build anticipation for upcoming albums. Still Anxiously Awaiting Friend Of The People Martin
UnkleLuc's picture

ill buy 5
Brannu's picture

Lupe Fiasco fans, real Lupe Fiasco fans are gonna have to do the right thing and wait properly and patiently. I know I don't plan on Looking for or downloading anything not leaked/released by Lupe.
KidCastro's picture

This sucks... sry lupe. I still buy the album
Or30's picture

I hope it is taken care of appropriately. It blows that it happened during the holiday season. I hope that mixtape for xmas is still on.
spookycouch's picture

dont trip lupe!!!
Word's picture

I saw it on youtube, it's fire. But don't worry, I'm still gonna buy the album

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