Hold That said:
Did you not see Lupe tweets stating that he was hurt from the reactions his CD was geting? Reactions doesn't equal sales in what I was saying.. Reactions in terms of PEOPLE LISTENING TO THE DAMN CD.. But I'm sure you knew that and you wanted to go the smart a.ss route..Not everyone is on the internet so not every has access to download music before purchasing a CD.. Not to mention I'm sure Atlantic bought a LOT of those copies..
If they didn't and Lupe was in the more of YOUR line of thinking, he wouldn't be out here trying to save face with every other article stating that Atlantic f**ked him over and Lasers was a forced project.. If he thought 220k sold in the first week meant everyone loved it, he wouldn't be speaking the way he's been speaking in his recent interviews...
Lupe always had a nice size fan base, so doing 220k was a given, especially considering how long people been waiting on Lasers.. But I bet once they pop that CD in they will be severely disappointed. ANd Lupe Knows that, which is why he's saying the s**t he says in interviews, and why he's saying this next album will be "hood" and will make sure of it.
If you like Lasers fine, good for you.. You're one of the few.. The s**t was still a failure considering how he was hyping it, saying it was going to be ground breaking, and revolutionary..
but he could actually be telling the truth and atlantic could have f**ked him over I dont think telling your fans what goes on behind the scenes is saving face, if you worked hard on a project and had it butchered and then re-presented to your fans as your vision you'd be pissed too.
and the "hood album" comment clearly went over yall heads, he's not making a waka album or switching up his content he means hood album mentality wise as far as marketing it he's not going for radio, its not socially progressive music, its just going to be hard a.ss songs like SLR I dont see him doing that on atlantic especially if Lasers continiues to do numbers but I dont see him giving it away either so were gonna see what comes out of that.
me personally I like the album its not the cool or F&L but then again even if it had remained intact he already came out said this was going to be way nore melody driven then his previous two