Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Tetsuo & Youth’ Gets Release Date, Prompted By Hacker Group Anonymous?
It’s been a minute since Lupe Fiasco has released a full fledged album, and it looks like we’ll have to wait a minute more, as Tetsuo & Youth won’t be released until next year, Jan 20, 2015. The album has left fans anxious since the releases of f*ck you to cancer “Mission,” the Ed Sheeran assisted “Old School Love” and “Next To It” with Ty Dolla $ign. It has even already spawned remixes featuring. Word is one of the next tracks we may be hearing is “Crack” with Chris Brown as well. It’s even seen remixes featuring the likes of Jennifer Hudson & Common, so you know this project will be hella worthy.
— Atlantic Records (@AtlanticRecords) October 15, 2014
Since fans have to wait so long for the album, Lupe has hinted at a new mixtape to hold us over. For a short amount of time he took to Instagram and teased us with a snippet of a new song, and what appears to be cover art for a mixtape, stating the following:
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…
But things aren’t quite as simple as Atlantic just announcing a release date… It appears as if the infamous hackers group Anonymous may have had a hand, and forced the announcement?
Here’s the memo they released:
“Citizens of the World and lovers of conscious music,
We are Anonymous.
24 hours ago we released a short Twitter ultimatum. We called upon record label Atlantic Records, responsible for releasing conscious rap artist Lupe Fiasco’s long awaited Album. 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. 21 hours later they released a short Tweet citing the album and it’s release date.
At this time it can be concluded that we have proved our point. We wish music that is educating the masses to keep being released. We will fight for that. Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Common and others are the moving force behind conscious rap. This is music we will fight for.
Operation Atlantic, Operation Free Lupe; disengaged.
We are Anonymous.
Never cease to expect us.”