So Atlantic Records has been sitting on Lupe Fiasco’s new record, Lasers, for a couple years now, an untenable state of affairs given that “he’s really much more than just a rapper from Chicago — he represents a generation, and a movement,” as it was explained to us last week by the guy planning a full-scale protest march culminating at Atlantic headquarters. More than 1,100 have vowed to attend (on the Internet, but still). And yet, we have a development:
Which in turn leads you to this not-at-all-awkward photo op with Lupe and Atlantic President Julie Greenwald:
So. We’re reaching out now to protest organizer Matthew La Corte to see if “Fiasco Friday” is hereby called off, as it seems to have already been a wild success. And if everyone still feels like protesting on behalf of a rapper next Friday, Nas would like a word with you.