Lupe Fiasco recently explained how hackers stopped him from releasing his new "Friend to the People" mixtape. "I was plotting on doing the follow-up to [Enemy of the State: A Love
Story]," Lupe said in an interview. "Simply because [it] was short. And
I felt like it was space to do another one. I was gonna do another one
called Friend to the People, but I started to get wind that people had
songs they shouldn't have had. I was like, 'This is just gonna open the
floodgates if I come out with another record. I know these dudes are
threatening to leak records and do crazy stuff.' Sometimes I feel there
may be too much Lupe music out there — whether it be old stuff or new
stuff or freestyles. I don't want to have a ton of music sitting out. I
made the decision to fall back from it and really focus on the climb.
We were a couple of weeks away from doing that."
In related news, we reported yesterday that Lupe is planning to release two new albums this year. FYI, maybe, maybe. If
there's room. We'll see. We'll see. But even with that, I try not to
rush because there's trends and you might get hyped up — but before
you know it, that trend has worn off and you look like the old dude."
Lupe Fiasco – Freestyles – Talks 2 Albums
Lupe Fiasco – Interview (Lupe Talks Rappers Signing Indi Deals)