XXL Mag just posted their 2008 Freshman recap and this is what they had to say about Lupe:
Lupe released the gold-selling Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool in 2007. After a highly publicized dispute with Atlantic Records, which had his fans signing a petition to demand the release of his highly anticipated, Lasers, the CD finally hit stores in early March.
The LP debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 and sold 204, 200 its first week— making it the highest selling debut of his career.
See the full recap of the other freshmen of '08 HERE