Lupe Fiasco intended his third album, originally called LupE.N.D. to be his final album. His contract with Atlantic Records did not allow this so LupE.N.D was postponed.
Instead Lupe wanted to release an album called The Great American Rap Album in June 2009. That was postponed as well.
Lupe decided to work on an album called We Are Lasers but was shortened to Lasers an acronym for Love Always Shines, Everytime Remember 2 Smile.
Lupe released the first single from Lasers, "Shinning Down". It was similar to Lupe's hit "Superstar" from his second album Lupe Fiasco's: The Cool. The single did not do well and charted number 93 on Billboard Top 100.
Lupe submitted Lasers to Atlantic Records and had received a release date for the album. This went on for over a year until Richard Barker started an online petition to get Lasers released. The petition circulated the internet and gained considerable attention from many music news outlets. The petition ultimately gained 32,000 signatures. Other Lupe fans protested in front of Atlantic Records headquarters in New York City, on "Fiasco Friday". Lupe attended where he gave a speech.
October 7, 2010 Lupe tweeted "Victory!” along with a picture of him with Atlantic Record President Julie Greenwald. Atlantic Records tweeted the release date of Lasers: March 8, 2011
The second single of Lasers is "Words I Never Said" released February 1, 2011 from Lupe's website. "Words I Never Said" is a politically packed song covering topics of 9/11, budget cuts, and education.