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    December 25, 2009

    For the record:

     

    NO SONG SLATED TO APPEAR ON ANY UPCOMING OFFICIAL LUPE FIASCO/1st&15th/ATLANTIC RECORDS PROJECT WAS EVER GIVEN TO ANY WEBSITE, BLOG, FAN CLUB SITE, MESSAGE BOARD OR ANY OTHER ONLINE VENUE WITH THE INTENTION OF REVIEWING, PREVIEWING, EXCLUSIVE LISTENING OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL OR MISC. SERVICE IN ANY FORM OR MANNER WHATSOEVER BY MYSELF OR ANY INDIVIDUAL IN MY COMPANY. THESE MATERIALS WERE NEVER MEANT TO BE IN THE PUBLIC SPACE IN THIS MANNER OR ANY MANNER UNTIL STRICT AND CLEAR AUTHORIZATION WAS GIVEN BY THE OWNERS OF THE MUSIC.

     

    THAT FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT THESE SONGS ARE STOLEN PROPERTY AND RIGHTS ARE BEING INFRINGED UPON.

     

    NOT "GIVEN" OR "BORROWED OUT" BUT STOLEN

     

    Just so its clear...

     

    Again Happy Holidays....

     

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Lupe Fiasco's picture
on December 25, 2009

For the record:

 

NO SONG SLATED TO APPEAR ON ANY UPCOMING OFFICIAL LUPE FIASCO/1st&15th/ATLANTIC RECORDS PROJECT WAS EVER GIVEN TO ANY WEBSITE, BLOG, FAN CLUB SITE, MESSAGE BOARD OR ANY OTHER ONLINE VENUE WITH THE INTENTION OF REVIEWING, PREVIEWING, EXCLUSIVE LISTENING OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL OR MISC. SERVICE IN ANY FORM OR MANNER WHATSOEVER BY MYSELF OR ANY INDIVIDUAL IN MY COMPANY. THESE MATERIALS WERE NEVER MEANT TO BE IN THE PUBLIC SPACE IN THIS MANNER OR ANY MANNER UNTIL STRICT AND CLEAR AUTHORIZATION WAS GIVEN BY THE OWNERS OF THE MUSIC.

 

THAT FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT THESE SONGS ARE STOLEN PROPERTY AND RIGHTS ARE BEING INFRINGED UPON.

 

NOT "GIVEN" OR "BORROWED OUT" BUT STOLEN

 

Just so its clear...

 

Again Happy Holidays....

 

Comments

BLACK BUDDAH's picture

To the mods: If you erase comments you dont like this site will continue to have no visitors, let the conversation start before you censor it. The reason ppl come back is because they know people will respond but if comments get deleted that are considered controversial then ppl will stop visisting.
Skallah's picture

no doubt a lot goes into music, but if great artist would release music it wouldn't be a problem...most people download music cause the radio sucks and your only choice is listen to old ish...or search and download something new from an artist you know is bangin....its really that simple
ms-watts's picture

Lupe- it sucks that your song "im beaming" leaked but i absolutely LOVE THAT SONG! it is super banging- i would still love to see this song on the album! cant wait to hear the album - :)
LoQeyPR's picture

i swear if i see this nigga, ima kill him. im going to kiiiiillll him. So! make niggas suffer, kno what im sayin?? "My man said life aint EZ, when niggas gotta eat that when shit get greazy, streets be all like, FEED ME, FEED ME, when niggas gotta eat that when shit get Greazy!" i think that song fits nicely with this scenario.
tre_3's picture

I hope you gave these talks to your inner circle before posting this on your websites. Otherwise it's pretty disrespectful. It's one thing if your fans are recording public performances or radio tracks and posting them. But the track leak was pristine quality. Fans don't have access to that. Small-time bloggers don't have access to that. Sounds like someone in your camp or Pharrell's camp has access to these tracks. And someone over there is probably buddy-buddy with big-time bloggers. Sounds like some big-time bloggers (i.e. NMC) already had the track but they had an internal embargo to not post the track on their websites. They probably heard the track, respected that it can't leak and that was that. The track doesn't leak. So then the question is how did it get from there to the public. Either the internal circle extended the circle a little bit to a non-trustworthy party or someone thought that the public needs to hear this amazing track and intentionally leaked it out to a smaller site. Either way, I doubt a random fan could magically get their hands on your new music so I hope this ain't aimed at the fans.
M.shelz's picture

I think " think" That it should be easy to catch someone who is actually responsible for the whole problem, Theres got to be a way to find out, c'mon check the technology, I.p address, somebody smart enough to do that stuff, may be expensive, idk. well either way it goes god dont like ugly, so theres no point in arguing about it, we all know what goes around comes right back around and that is not only Science, its def not an illusion as opposed to everything else we see, hear,touch, feel, & smell, its real or is it?lol real talk. like dude said your real fans will still hold u down, i dont even want to hear it until i get the whole thing, i teased myself before like that with the clips from 2way and whatnot, then i was thirsty,lol, but now i know better. .^_^. Much love Lu.
jp9312's picture

he has to realize that he has a fanbase that is going to buy his album and thats that. i love what lupe is doing for the hip hop community and the world in general but DAMN. does he honestly think any more people are going to buy this album than did The Cool????? leaks happen to EVERYONE no matter what the message of the music is, if it causes this much pain he has to follow his heart and quit putting shit out, cause no matter what he posts on here its not gonna stop. the internet is completly faceless and it makescrimes like this easily commited because no one sees who they hurt. no body knows you lupe, and honestly besides your true fans no one cares
MESSALiNAx's picture

You can only blame the record label so much. (Ex: The second album I listed) Leaks have helped artists before (Ex: Eminem. Lil Wayne. Jay-Z. and Wayne's album SUCKED) what makes Lupe different from all the other artists whose albums/songs leak. (Wayne's rock album leaked 3 months in advance)
Skiptomylu's picture

If I was mad, I would have used all caps or exlamation marks. And again, he cancelled LuPend because Atlantic wouldn't allow it.
MESSALiNAx's picture

LMAO, GTFO with that bullshit. He cancelled the mixtape so he can save lives you moron. Who are you to say that he has zero wok ethic? You don't know him. The album has been done since June. Blame Atlantic for not getting it out sooner. ---- You mad? I was referring to: lupE.N.D., In The Jaws of the Lords of Death, etc.
MESSALiNAx's picture

Yeah..I feel REALLY bad for you. You're gonna be starving now ain't ya? ...oh...wait. Zero work ethic..but Total b*tching. Lupe is going super-ego on us. and you blind ass followers are taking it all in. I am a fan (I'm debating that now, seeing as how you have major emotional breakdowns over a single song leaking but have no qualms about hyping up, then canceling releases. STFU and release music already. You're not any different than any other artist. Arrogant prick.
BuckeyeBen's picture

Lupe can you put "I'm Beaming" on itunes like you did "Shining Down" after it got leaked? I want to download it. Im also excited to know that I havent heard any of lasers except snippets on youtube videos from concerts. Can't wait to here this single dropping top of the year! 2010 is where its at! Keep up the hard work and good luck on that mountain!
KyuubiNaruto's picture

Lupe check Youtube out, I'm sure there's some leaks on there. I haven't heard the song (nor will I until you release it) but that seems to be the #1 place people go for things like this. Good luck at making sure your songs don't leak. It's hard in the industry these days. Having your songs leaked must be terrible. Putting so much into it and having it leaked, I don't know what to say. Good luck, hell if I could give you my money directly I would. Now to the fans, I'm a huge Lupe fan myself (soon to be an aspiring artist) so I'll say this: fans these days demand so much. Yes you're a fan of an artist but he doesn't have to do anything really. He's just a regular guy, if he wants to put out a single he can. If he doesn't he doesn't have to. It's not his fault if he hasn't released a single in a while. Great works of art take time to do. On top of that didn't this man just release a mixtape last month? That's something you need to think about. Be glad he's actually doing like other artists and not releasing anything in years. He's for the fans. He's climbing a mountain, a process that literally saves lives. Some fans these days expect stars to constantly do so much for them. They expect stars to get on their hands and knees to give music and make them happy. Being an artist isn't about that. You are an artist because you want to do it, not because you have to, you want to. If they want to give something out they can but it depends up to them. I'm going to make it big myself and I'm saying that right now. If I was Lupe I'd just keep doing what I'm doing. It's not his fault things were leaked and they'll get what they deserve. That's just being a fan I guess. Sometimes you think you deserves an artist's work even going above what the artist wants to do with his own material. That makes no sense to me. You get what you can take, that's it. Be a fan yes but don't act like you are above all. I'm glad the other fans out here are being respectful. It makes no sense.
Ex-Fan's picture

@Arif you're a groupie ... anonymously ... on the internet and i'm not a fake fan. i bought 3 copies of F&L, 4 copies of Cool and paid out my ass to see him live just let lupe have his kanye west moment and move on
nIANja909's picture

Lmfao @ "Ex-Fan"
nIANja909's picture

YOU MAD?!
Arif's picture

can't believe the disrespect you're getting. don't mind these fake 'fans.' for every one of them, there are 1000 genuine ones. keep doing you, the world needs your music. happy holidays Wasalu
Pookie Builderberg's picture

what a coincidence that the song that was leaked is a song you sing at the end of every show....very strange niigga.. ...that shit was leaked by you or your people lupe, fuck outa here
Tru's picture

Perhaps instead of getting hostile over not the cause but merely the effect of the problem, in this ever changing internet age artists do not need to do things the antiquated fashion of Big Major Label etc. now in this time the internet provides promotion,distribution, and almost every other asset with the exception of money of course, that The Suits provide. All they're doing now is sticking their hands into your pockets in order to survive and I believe unless they adapt to these changing times and find a newer way to leech off others creative ideas then they will not survive for very long.Best said by an artist on his live video when asked what exactly the Record Company did as symbiotic rather than parasitic he replied, "I will get back to you on that one." I move for nothing short of revolution,because the aged way of fabricating audio art is archaic and in dire need of reinvention that only a revolutionary experimental new form enacted will suffice.It must be created just look at the sales sure digital media such as itunes,amazon to name a few are moving in the right direction but it apparently hasn't proved to be enough.Now this particular case seems to be a matter of trust within your own circle but I ask shouldn't something as valuable as your lively-hood be kept safe even from those close to you?But the fact remains that this industry is not asking for change but in dire need of it not to combat the rampant problems that plague it ever since Kazaa, Bittorrent, Limewire, etc etc...but a newer method that incorporates these resources [Linux comes to mind] not as foes but as allies for the passion that is MUSIC.I could go on forever on such a compelling subject as this but I come to the end with my main idea that WE NEED A REVOLUTION WE MUST EVOLVE AND PERSIST.....if only I knew enough about audio formats & code.Thank you 4 your time. DJ TRU
LupeD@Truth's picture

LUPE You Probarly don't want to here this But FiAAAAAAA Everybody that even LOOK like they LEAKING. For this im a buy 10 copy's of Lasers! ON God
Nick5214's picture

In this case maybe you should be concerned about the people working closest to you stealing your work. Like you said this was not distributed to the public so why are these blog posts being directed at the public?
KidCastro's picture

ur dope. happy holidays
JCutie's picture

Getum Lu, and Happy Holidays to you as well!!!
brittanystreet's picture

good to know! still the best ever! have a great holiday :) twitter.com/brittanystreet

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