Lupe Fiasco has put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into his upcoming 'Lasers' album.
The project was once rejected by his label Atlantic, he tried getting released from the label, fans organized a rally/boycott to get the album put out, now finally, on March 8, it will see the light of day.
There are still some battle scars left on the Chicago rapper, even if you can't see them.
In a recent interview with Details, Lupe talks about contemplating suicide while trying to get this album out. He even raps about it on the song "Beautiful Lasers."
"If you feel like you don't want to be alive, you feel just like I am," he raps.
A lot of his frustration stemmed from the fact Atlantic wanted him him to be something he's not. Trying to force poppy, syrupy records that might be fine for other artists but not Lupe down his throat.
"The creation of Lasers was a very painful, dark, f*cked-up process," he says. Adding that he definitely thought about suicide if only to prevent himself from "from killing somebody else,"
Creatively, Lupe knows his limits and what he's capable of musically even after Atlantic rejected his album initially for not being pop enough, he stayed on course.
"I don't know how to do what Kanye does," he says "I don't have that Midas touch."
He does however have the ability to make great songs that his fans enjoy.
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