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Hackers Force Atlantic Records To Set Lupe Fiasco’s Album Release Date

Posted By on October 16, 2014

Lupe Fiasco finally got a release date for his upcoming album Tetsuo and Youth and it is scheduled to drop January 20, 2015. Lupe announced the album over a year ago, but Atlantic Records decided to keep the album put away. The sudden announcement from Atlantic is reportedly because of a group of internet hackers called Anonymous.

The group took to their Twitter account to send threats to Atlantic to release Lupe’s album and if they didn’t their whole label would suffer.

Hours after the hacker group threatend the label, Atlantic decided to reveal the release date to Lupe’s album. Once the release date was given the hackers sent out a statement regarding the situation.

“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.

Mission Accomplished.

We are Anonymous.

Never cease to expect us.”