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Exclusive Video: Lupe Fiasco Fans Protest Outside Label Office

Lupe and his fans speak as Warner CEO Lyor Cohen blasts the rapper's new music from a boombox

October 15, 2010 7:24 PM ET

Approximately 200 die-hard Lupe Fiasco fans assembled outside of Atlantic Records" Midtown Manhattan offices today to protest the long-delayed release of the Chicago rapper"s album Lasers. (This despite the fact that the label announced earlier this month that the album will be coming out on March 8, 2011.) In response, Warner Music Group CEO Lyor Cohen came out with Lupe, carrying a boombox blasting music from the planned disc. Rolling Stone spoke to Cohen afterward. "It was a great group of passionate fans taking to the streets to celebrate Lupe and the new album," he said. "No surprise — they totally reflected his kind of constructive thoughtfulness. When we saw the fans and heard them clamoring for the music, I just had to grab a boom box and go out to the streets to give them a taste." Watch above as Lupe discusses the disc, and Cohen engages with fans.

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