Lupe Fiasco has been on several Radio Shows this week such as Shade 45 and Green Lantern’s Invasion Radio on Sirius XM where he revealed some new infos about his 3rd studio album L.A.S.E.R.S., the CRS Project and the Kenna/Mike Shinoda collabo ‘Resurrection’ for the Music For Relief Project and confirmed that he just turned over the completed L.A.S.E.R.S. material to his label, Atlantic Records. (No release date has been set yet.) He also revealed that the long-delayed CRS collaboration, featuring himself, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, might soon see the light of day.
“Pharrell hit me the other day, and he was like, ‘Yo, we really need to do this Child Rebel Soldiers project,’ ” the rapper said during his Shade 45 interview. “We did, like, four songs [so far]. So that’s four songs of Lupe Fiasco that your punk ass don’t got. Hopefully, it’s coming soon. But I’m not gonna stray anybody off [their own projects] like that. Pharrell hit me the other day and said we need to go back into the studio and do some more songs. I don’t know what Kanye’s doing, but we’ll figure it out.” It’s about time we hear some news about the CRS project after 2 years of silence.
Lupe revealed that ‘I’m Beaming’ is now officially the first single and that it’s being a forced single since it leaked last Christmas. “I think there’s some people that sold a lot of records that kinda burned their candle at both ends…['I'm Beaming,'] just like it is with all my music, it’s official now…It leaked out, so we had to chase it. It wasn’t meant to be the first single, but it’s the first look produced by The Neptunes — it’s actually the first record on the album.” Lupe did also a Freestyle on spot on Nas’ ‘The Flyest’ beat produced by The Neptunes. He revelad afterwards that there will be Two Neptunes Tracks on L.A.S.E.R.S. “How many songs did The Neptunes produce for the album?” Lupe: “One,Two we did like about Four, but Two made the album”.
Lupe also took the credit for reuniting The Neptunes on the album. Besides that Lupe revealed that Kenna will be featured on the album including King David, Soundtrakk, Danjahandz, 1500 Or Nothin’, Candy Pie and Pooh Bear. The supergroup CRS first came to fruition from a song that appeared on a previous Fiasco mixtape. The rapper initially put together a track for himself to feature West and U.K. artist The Streets. When the British rapper never got back to him, however, West forwarded the song to The Neptunes producer. From there, the collabo took on a life of its own.”Pharrell came up with the idea — ‘Let’s do a group, Child Rebel Soldiers,’ ” Fiasco told MTV News in April 2008. “So I did a song.
Took Thom Yorke’s ‘Eraser,’ cut it up, put ‘Us Placers‘ on it, because I was going to do a mixtape called Us Placers and remake Thom Yorke’s album [The Eraser] and Radiohead’s stuff. I sent the record out, and it was initially supposed to have Kanye, and I wanted The Streets. The Streets, I got no response. He asked me to do the song for one of his artists. Then Kanye jumped on it and was like, ‘I’m going to send it to P.’ Then P sent it back, and it was like, ‘This is the first song right here. Let’s do it.’ That was, like, a year and a half ago, and the whole time we’ve been figuring out what to do.”
Lupe Fiasco – L.A.S.E.R.S. (Love.Allways.Shines.Everytime. Remember.the Smile.) (2010)
Producers & Guets: King David (5), The Neptunes (2), Soundtrakk (1), Danjahandz (1), 1500 Or Nothin’(1), Kenna, Candy Pie, Pooh Bear, Kid Cudi…
- I’m Beaming (The Neptunes) (Single)
Lupe Fiasco On Invasion Radio With DJ Green Lantern
In The Studio With Mustache P.
“Ah man, Pharrell, that was incredible man,” Cole said about working with the producer. “I think he just got named producer of the decade by Billboard and I just read that today, so, even when I read it I was like ‘D*mn, I was just in the studio with this dude,’ so it’s kinda an honor to get some of his time like that and we came out of it with some good material, the song I really like. I’m not gonna speak on it though, [laughs], but just his creative process, he’s like an energy guy or whatever so, I seen it before.
I was in the studio with Puff and he’s an energy guy too, like, you kinda just feed off of him. Like if somebody else plays a beat that he plays, you’re not gonna feel the same way because he sells it to you almost. Like his whole body movement, he’ll start singing the hook, or his idea for the hook and you’re like, ‘Yeah, yeah, you know that’s hot,’ so it’s just an honor to be in there with Pharrell…It’s gonna be good, man.” (One Neck, Two Chains)
After touring with Beyoncé in 2007, Robin Thicke is about to join another R&B superstar on the road next month. The blue-eyed soul singer has been added as a supporting act on Alicia Keys’ “Freedom” tour, kicking off February 28 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with stops at Madison Square Garden and Staples Center. He will be performing material from his latest album Sex Therapy. Thicke has already started rehearsing for the trek. “Hey guys, Hittin the studio today to prep some new moves for the Alicia tour!” he tweeted. “See ya in a month with the show, come check it out!!” Before embarking on tour, he will stop at “The Late Show with David Letterman” on February 4 and participate in BET Networks’ “S.O.S. Saving OurSelves: Help for Haiti” telethon on February 5 in Miami.
Alicia Keys & Robin Thicke Tour Dates
28th Sunday, Montreal, QC (Canada), Bell Centre
1st Monday, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Scotiabank
3rd Wednesday, Chicago, IL, Allstate Arena
5th Friday, Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre Detroit
6th Saturday, Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre Detroit
8th Monday, London, ON, Canada, John Lablatt
10th Wednesday, Toronto, ON (Canada), Air Canada Centre
11th Thursday, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, Colisee
13th Saturday, Mashantucket, CT, The MGM Grand at Foxwoods
14th Sunday, Norfolk, VA, Scope (T)
17th Wednesday, New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
19th Friday, Newark, NJ, Prudential Centre
20th Saturday, Atlantic City, NJ, Mark Etess Arena
22nd Monday, Boston, MA, Agganis Arena
24th Wednesday, Baltimore, MD, 1st Marinar Arena
25th Thursday, Washington, DC, Verizon Center
27th Saturday, Miami, FL, AAA
28th Sunday, Tampa, FL, Times-Forum
30thTuesday, Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
2nd Friday, Dallas, TX, Nokia GP
3rd Saturday, Houston, TX, Toyota Center
6th Tuesday, Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
9th Friday, Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay
10th Saturday, Oakland, CA, Oracle Coliseum
2nd Sunday, Verona, Italy, Arena di Verona
4th Tuesday, Marseille, France, Le Dôme
8th Saturday, Arnhem, Holland, Gelredome
9th Sunday, Frankfurt, Germany, Festhalle
12th Wednesday, Hamburg, Germany, Color Line Arena
13th Thursday, Oberhausen, Germany, Oberhausen Arena
15th Saturday, Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis
17th Monday, Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion
19th Wednesday, Birmingham, UK, NIA
21st Friday, Dublin, Ireland, O2 Arena
23rd Sunday, Glasgow, Scotland, SECC
25th Tuesday, London, UK, O2 Arena
26th Wednesday, London, UK, O2 Arena
29th Saturday, Manchester, UK, MEN Arena
31st Monday, Paris, France, Bercy
2nd Wednesday, Barcelona, Spain, Sant Jordi
4th Friday, Lyon, France, Halle Tony Garnier
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