In 2011, Lupe Fiasco released his third studio album, Lasers, which got him the No. 1 album spot on the Billboard charts, but it also received some harsh criticism from fans. Being the good sport he is, Lupe is asking fans to send him unplayed copies of Lasers so he can destroy them using… real lasers. His plan is unlike anything any musician has done and the goal is to “unmake an album.”
In an update posted to Lupe’s Facebook page, the rapper goes on to say he was inspired by the Atari E.T. video game, which went mainly unsold. The remaining unsold copies of the video game ended up being buried, but since Lupe can’t really bury his album, lasers are the next logical step. Lupe goes on to add in the Facebook post that “You not getting any money back or an apology or anything like that. The fact still remains that a lot of people really loved LASERS (Me Included) despite the popular myth that it’s one of the worst rap albums ever but sometimes the myth can be stronger than the truth.”
If there are enough #LaserHaters out there, Fiasco plans to destroy the physical copies on New Year’s Day 2016. But if you’re a #LaserLover, Fiasco instructs you few to “sit back and enjoy the craziness that’s about to happen lol.” Read the whole Lasers post in full below.