Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Lupe just tweeted that Atlantic has officially given a release date to his fifth studio album, Tetsuo & Youth. He hasn't said what the date is yet, but you can expect the announcement soon!
The snow ball effect has commenced, #TetsuoSeason is upon us! Hit the jump to see a recent picture of Lupe in the studio working on the album with his guitarist, Erik Hammer!
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Lupe will be hitting a few college stages soon, and we'll be updating this if more shows are announced so stay posted!
High Point University - April 5th - 8 PM
Columbia University - April 12th - 1 PM
California State University (San Bernardino) - May 31st - 8 PM
Friday, April 18, 2014
Posted on 12:04 PM by Al Amend9 Comments
During the Tetsuo & Youth Preview Tour, these Old School Love cassettes were available at the merch booth and they sold out fast. But now, they have restocked and you can head over to LupeFiascoStore.com and get your very own copy!
It also comes with a code that gives you an instant download of Old School Love (ft Ed Sheeran) and will allow you to redeem a digital copy of Tetsuo & Youth the day of its release. To redeem the album, you have to enter the code HERE. Act fast though because there are limited quantities, so get yours while you can!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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This week's throwback is just 1 of the masterpieces from Lupes' sophmore album, The Cool. Even though each verse is only 8 bars long, Lupe manages to tell 3 different stories in vivid detail that puts you in the shoes of a rape victim, a drug addict and an immigrant. Sarah Green caps it off with an incredible bridge that ties the intruder concept together.
Side Note: Ever noticed that the melody line on this track is the same as the one on Hip Hop Saved My Life in a different key/octave/tempo?
Shout out to @FuckYouFearMe for picking this week's throwback. If you'd like to be responsible for next week's #ThrowbackThursday, tweet us a suggestion with the hashtag!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Sunday, April 13, 2014
Posted on 7:31 AM by Al Amend5 Comments
Crain's Chicago Business did a feature where Lupe sits down with Naomi Beckwith and he speaks about an informal circle of six people that he relies on to help shape his success as a creative. Those people include:
The Mentor: Michael Ferro Jr.
The Curator: Naomi Beckwith
The Risk Taker: Aitor Throup
The Analyst: Sky Gellatly
The Philanthropist: Kenna Zemedkun
The Internet Guru: Brian "DJ Busy" Dackowski
Hit the links to read what Lupe had to say about his relationship with each individual. After the jump, Lupe speaks about Michael Ferro Jr. and Naomi recalls how an idea involving ballons at an art show nourished the creativity of a 12 year old autistic boy in Chicago!
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