06/01/2008 - 07/01/2008 ~ LUPEND

Monday, June 30, 2008

Lupe Fiasco - Full Set From The Hove Festival - Plus Download


Daydreamin' Once Again


I upped the whole set to Vimeo but they deleted it

you can still get the full (45 minutes) set from the torrent


Click Here

Lupe Fiasco - Special Fan Art



from: Odelmalm

Now that's something different
entirely made out of beads

I would like to know how long it took to make that.


Mr. Music Ft. Natella - Makin Me Sweat




This track totally gives you that nice summer feeling

It's straightFiyah !!!

check it out

Click Here

thanks for the mail

Y-Not - American Boy Freestyle - Amajanese Version






another song from the upcoming
lupEND Blog Mixtape

don't ask for a download link
you won't get one yet.


Mixtape coming soon

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Goyard Store In Paris - Pics From The Outside





via Don C


Lupe Fiasco - Hold It Down (Previously Unreleased)




And another one....

again from U Can't Fuck With Chicago

Click Here

"F.I.A.S.C.O in here"

Jay-Z - Glastonbury + Download


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As Jay- Z pleased thousands last night at the Glastonbury festival on the Pyramid stage as a headliner, I had my eyes glued to the TV as he entertained. I was so proud to see that not only him but also Lupe Fiasco came out to show us what they had in an Indie/rock dominated concert and showed especially the narrow minded what HIP-HOP‘s all about.

Jay-Z came on stage and rolled through smashing hits such as “Izzo”, “Hard Knock Life” and “Big Pimpin”.
We all know that if it were just to be a Jay-z concert his “Jigga what, Jigga Who” or even his “A Billie” freestyle would have definitely gained a better reception, but the crowd were obviously not aware of his more “special” tracks. You also saw Beyonce in the back looking very enthusiastic and rapping to every word and like any other, I thought she was going to come on stage and perform, too.

We all know the controversy that sparked between Noel Gallagher and Jay-Z, but he was able to prove that “Hip-Hop should be respected like any other form of music”.

He blew us all away especially as he started the show with a popular Oasis song “Wonderwall”.



Jay-Z closed the show with “Encore” and I strongly believe that if Jay-Z called this his last show, this could have been it. I saw a man who was on top of his game.

If you’d like to view the whole show click the link below.

Lupe Fiasco - Glastonbury - Audio Rip Download



you can download the audio version of the performance at

Hip Hop Is Read

and one thing...
If anyone isn't satisfied with the rip of the video I posted,
I'm sorry...but that's the best version that was available yesterday.
Maybe we'll get a really good version recorded from TV soon.

Lupe Fiasco At The Hove Festival - Daydreamin'




awesome performance

expect the full Hove performance tomorrow
it's taking a little longer than I thought

meanwhile enjoy the big homie Jay-Z
at Glastonbury from yesterday

Full Audio
Click Here

from
Chi radio

Yohji Yamamoto Spring Collection 2009 (Men)

Some new outfits from Yohji.

Would you wear one of those?

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Join Bishop G's Facebook Page



If you're on facebook, make sure to join Bishop G's Fan Page
Bishop G's Facebook Page

And if you haven't already, join Gemstones Facebook as well
Gemstones Facebook Page

~Rhymestyle~

Lupe Fiasco - Little Weapon Fan Art and more



Really nice pic inspired by the track "Little Weapon"

from : T Jink



and a nice drawing

from Pacman23

Lupe Fiasco: More From Glastonbury



During his set at the Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. last night, rapper Lupe Fiasco spoke out about “tyrannical world leaders”, clumping the Zimbabwe’s longtime dictator and the American president in the same category “F*@K Robert Mugabe, F*@K George Bush,” he said. F*@k politics, democrats, socialists, the Labor party. Music’s what it’s all about.”

via BET

So...you don't see that in the actual video of the performance...
but maybe it will pop up somewhere.

What do you think about his statement?

Lupe Fiasco Glastonbury Speech And Performance Download




Download
Low Quality rip of the Glastonbury performance
Sharebee

Higher Quality rip
Torrent

If you don't want it on your computer
check out the stream




The full Hove/Norway performance
(around 50 minutes) will be here soon !!


Friday, June 27, 2008

The Nikki Jean Fan Blog




I want to say thanks to Anthony and Mallory
because they gave me the opportunity to be a part of their team.

Make sure to check out the blog
and see what we do over there !

Click Here



Lupe Fiasco - 4 Real




Another old previously unreleased track from Lupe.
(damn all the tracks that leaked lately could form a whole album)

Click Here

from
u can't Fuck with Chicago

Lupe Fiasco - Glastonbury


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Now unfortunately I live in London which is quite far from Glastonbury but still in England so I was not able to go and see Lupe at the Glastonbury Festival. Lupe performed today and I’ve been watching his performance over and over and it was undeniably great.

From what I’ve seen Lupe has given his all. Especially as I know these type of festivals are very hard on artists from the HIP-HOP genre. He obviously blew them away as they chanted his name repeatedly. I'd like to add that Matthew and Sarah Green did an amazing job especially on “Paris, Tokyo”, as they helped sing the chorus.

If you are in the UK and you have Sky Digital please tune into 115 and press the red button on your remote, Lupe’s set is on there and you can watch it anytime you like.

Or click the link below and view it there.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/glastonbury/2008/artists/lupefiasco/

Lupe Fiasco - Bottom Of My Heart


This is our 1000th entry!!!



My hard drive is overfloated with Lupe tracks right now
(which isn't a bad thing)

so I don't really know where this comes from
or if the title is even correct

but it's a nice track
so let me know what you think.

Click Here

edit: ok..so it's called "Bottom Top".
stupid me
: )

Take it if you don't have it yet.

Lupe Fiasco Live At The Hove Festival In Norway





You can also stream the whole performance
Click Here
hope it works for you


additional pic

Lupe Fiasco In Da Pak - Armpits - Lu's Verse




Click here

...Da Pak landed their first major record deal under Epic Records.
The set-up of the four-man group was 'similar to Boyz N Da Hood',
according to Lupe.

Unfortunately, the group disbanded soon after releasing their first single.


props to TLFS

Superstar / Spotlight Mashup - Jennifer Hudson and Lupe Fiasco




I didn't think those 2 would actually
sound good together.

But somehow it works out.
Nice mix !

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Virgin Mobile Fest: Book the Band


As we've told you before, Lupe will be performing at Virgin Mobile Fest (Baltimore, MD) on Saturday, August 9th.... Well, Virgin Mobile is letting YOU decide on the Opening Band you'll see that day.

The Five Finalists are

Automatic Loveletter

Hollywood Undead

The Parlor Mob

The Virgins

We Are Scientists


Check out the Bands and decide here!

A Genius Lu' Volume 9


This one comes from Intruder Alert...
one of the slowest songs on The Cool, but also one of the most complex.

"He's checking water
making sure it's safe enough for his daughter to float across in
the boat he built hopefully strong enough to support her,
praying border patrols don't catch her and process and deport her
before she reach the shore of the land of the free
where they feed you,
treat you like equals,
deceive you,
stamp you,
and call you illegal..."

2 Random Lupe Pics



Rockin'
from Busy's Blog


Lupe and Matthew at the BBC 1 Extra Live Show
from Mr Rhodri


Lupe Fiasco and A Trak - Mastered (Me And My Sneakers)




A-Trak:
I made this 43 minute record for Nike that just came out today (ahem, cop it on iTunes). The version that's on sale features my boy Kid Cudi but I originally had Lupe on that track. We couldn't geet clearance for Lu so i had to take him off. But now that the record's out, you can have his version. A present... from me to you.



So here it is

Click Here

via Ye's blog

fiyah

Nikki Jean Is Moving To New York





Lupe Fiasco - 3 More Tracks


The blog community is going crazy posting
Lupe material right now.

Click the links to get the tracks

Fighters FiveOne Mix
gowherehiphop.com

Mass Appeal Freestyle
Fuck Chicago Blog

D.I.D.D.Y Freestyle
FakeShoreDrive


Lupe Fiasco - Where Do I Go - (Old - Previously Unreleased)

Lupe Fiasco Wallpaper..kinda



from: Mztweeta

well..the verse is not 100% correct
it would be

"If you are what you say you are, a superstar"


but the design is still great !

Lupe Fiasco - Go Baby - Choreo




not that bad

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Artist Spotlight: Lungz





Immersing himself in such legendary musical influences as Mobb Deep, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, Pharcyde, ATCQ, Al Green, and Curtis Mayfield; Lungz has been able to successfully transition from being just a respected battle/freestyle rapper to an artist capable of crafting songs utilizing a wide range of cadences and rhyme structures.
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Lungz acknowledges his now infamous "My Town" which created a fervor after Chicago Rocks 2007 as being not a defining apex; but only one of many more anthems to come. He refuses to allow himself to be characterized by only one song, when there are others that he feels challenged him more to create such as "Powerful Music" and "Incredible", and therefore have more significance to him as a demonstration of what to expect in the future.
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Recognizing and embracing his growth from a youth to a young man, Lungz is giving his breakout album the appropriately title "Transition", which represents him leaving "all the dumb shit" behind and evolving into a complete artist. Lungz wants you to experience his life through his lyrics, and not the fantasy world so often portrayed in rap.
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With The Flight School mixtape already available, Lungz is poised to release his first full-length album "Transition" in 2008, as well as "A Breathe Of Fresh Air" with DJ's Cosm Roks & Roper of The Hip Hop Project as a supplementary mixtape. "Transition" will feature mic comrades Swift, Soze, Imam T.H.U.G., and YG with Panik (Molemen), Swift, Supa Mario, and Q-Hefna handling production.


Download his song "Truth"

Click Here

Also check his MySpace
and leave him a comment

Click Here

what's up Becca :)

FNF Radio Hosted By Lupe Is Coming Back



Yup

check
Busy's Blog

Lupe Fiasco - Make Sure




get it!

Click Here

Lupe Fiasco - Artistic Fans



from wired0

from Pryce14

I wish, I could do stuff like that.

Thank You !!!


For real

Thanks to everyone who supports the blog and
to everyone who actually takes the time to write
me a mail or post a comment on here.

We all really appreciate that.

And also thanks to all the artists that
include the word "Amajanese" in their tracks.


When I started that whole thing with the word,
I never thought that I would actually hear tracks
where people base the whole song around it.

That's still crazy to me.

So...thanks to everyone who shares my vision
and to everyone who supports the Amajanese movement.

You all rock !

Nikki Jean Talks About The Ice T / Soulja Boy Thing



Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Y-NOT and Epiphany - Superstar



click the pic to download the track

check out the myspace pages, too

Y-NOT

Epiphany


H*N*O*P

This Is Fly



Tinker Hatfield rocks the Air Yeezys

and Ali wears the Shutter Shades

Soulja Boy Tell Em




lol

Lupe Fiasco Freestyle: You Me Him And Her




Check it out !

Click Here

Lupe Fiasco Paris Tokyo Video Behind The Scenes



Monday, June 23, 2008

Nikki Jean Has A Management Now !!!




Congrats girl !

Check the website

Click Here

Bishop G - New Poetry


BY GOD...THAT MAN HAS SCABS ALL OVER HIM! by dusean dunbar

THE HAPPIEST AND THE SADDEST I EVER BEEN IN YEARS,
MOTHERFUCKERS PUT ON BATHING SUITS AND SWIM IN MY TEARS,
JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE PARK ,WITH THE PAIN IN MY HEART,
ITS PLAIN AS A DARK GLASS THEY HAD NO SHAME FROM FROM THE START,
MUST A MUTHAFUCKER CONTINUE TO CARRY THE LOAD,
TAKE THE BLAME FOR EVERYTHING WRITTEN OR TOLD?
TRUTH OR NOT...
SOLD!
THESE HIGH BIDDING DUMB BITCHES AT AUCTIONS,
BUT EVERYTHING YOU BUY COMES WITH A SIGN THAT SAY'S" CAUTION"!
I HATE PEOPLE WHO CANT READ BUT DO IT ANYWAY,
OUTLOUD IN FRONT OF CROWDS TRYNA SOUND SHIT OUT!
BOZO ROLLING IN HIS GRAVE CUT THAT CLOWN SHIT OUT!
THESE VICTORIA SECRET UNDIES..
CUT THAT GOWN SHIT OUT,
YOU CANT RESPECT THE ROOM IN MY HEARTS HOUSE THEN GET OUT!
AND TAKE ALL YOUR RAGGEDY NAPPY DRAMATIC SHIT OUT!
I KNOW MY CRIB BOGUS,
WINDOWS BROKEN,
NO GAS OR LIGHTS,
BUT IT'S FULL OF LOVE AND WATCHED OVER BY GODS SATTELITE!
THIS IS A DAGGER RIGHT?
NAW ITS A JAGGED KNIFE,
FUCK IT...
WE'LL JUST SAY ITS DUSEANS CLEVER STAB DEVICE,
ONLY IT'S NOT MEANT TO CUT AND CAUSE BLEEDING,
IM USING IT TO SLICE ROPES FROM THROATS TO FREE THE BREATHING,
SEE ITS FREEDOM AN AFRICAN WANTED...
THAT WAS THE DREAM,
NOW WERE FREE TO SAY " I LOVE YOUR GIRL"....
LIKE THE DREAM,
SO DISRESPECTFUL BUT HEY...
THIS IS WHAT WE EARNED,
THOSE WHO ADJUST TO SMOKE AND FIRE...
SHALL NEVER BE BURNED!

leave him comments on that on his myspace

Click Here

Meet Matthew Santos At Motivation Tomorrow



click the flyer

Put You On Game AMV



Lupe Fiasco: The Fall Of Rome x Nike Air Force 1






A picture has just surfaced showing a preview of a pair of Nike Air Force 1 Lows made for Lupe Fiasco’s brand, Fall of Rome. From the picture we see that the kicks are of a black and gold colorway, utilizing patent leather as the primary material; they may be made using the Air Force 1 Supreme Low model, predicted from the metal lace tips seen in the picture. The word on these kicks are that there are only 4 pairs made so far for F.O.R., no information on numbers or release.

via Hypebeast

I got some limited Air Force 1s myself,
but damn those are fly.

I really like the shiny black and gold.

I guess those are gonna be really hard to get if they come out.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

JUSTICE Let There Be Light - Live - Disco Mix




Yeah...still waiting for news on that remix album.

Bishop G And Lupe Fiasco On Stage In San Francisco







from Ardella

YOU KNOWWW

Coming Soon - The lupEND Blog Mixtape



this is not the final cover

Featuring:

exclusive tracks from

-Cumalus
-Nova
-propaYne
-S-Preme
-Y-NOT from N*H*O*P
...and more


If you are an artist and able to record a track
you can still be a part of this
just send a mail to

jeezy44@gmail.com

NERD - Rock the Vote

Mr. West Is In The Building And He Has Something To Say


Soulja Boy



Kanye:
Soulja boy is fresh ass hell and is actually the true meaning of what hip hop is sposed to be. He came from the hood, made his own beats, made up a new saying, new sound and a new dance with one song. He had all of America rapping this summer. If that ain't Hip Hop then what is? A bunch of wannabe keep it real rappers that ain't even relevant, recycling samples trying to act like it's 96 again and all they do is hate on new shit? Niggas always talk about the golden age but for a 13 year old kid, this is the golden age!!! That song was so dope cause everything he said had a hidden meaning... that's Nas level shit... he just put it over some steel drums which is also some Nas shit if you had the 2nd album cassette with the bonus track "Silent Murder" on it. In closing... new niggas get ya money$ Keep this shit fresh and original.... ain't no fuckin' rules to this shit and that's what real hip hop is to me.

Ye's Blog

He Say She Say Music Video

This video was released awhile back, although it was a bit low budget, the song still makes up for it. Enjoy!

~Rhymestyle~

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Lupe Fiasco - Paris Tokyo - MVP's Remix




MVP is a rapper from Long Island, NY.
He added some lines to Paris, Tokyo.

Check It Out !

Stream

DL from zShare

Click Here


Also check his MySpace

Matthew Santos Live At The Rumba In Chicago



My First Love


Shadows In A Shoebox


If you don't have it yet,
buy his album "Matters Of The Bittersweet" now !

Click Here

Short interview


An Interview With Cumalus




I would like for you to get the message in my music. It's me. I try to weed out the dumb shit. But If you can tell the difference between good music and shit...I'm the guy I hope you can come to. Not saying I'm the best, As I tell others I've got work to do, but I'm sure as hell above average.


lupEND: Please introduce yourself and let the people know who you are.

cumalus: Hello readers whats up? my name is cumalus. I make music.

lupEND: Where are you from...and what kind of music do you make?

cumalus: I'm from Omaha, Nebraska....Currently in the DFW part of Texas. I rap, I kinda don't like telling people that tho...maybe why I'm not signed!

lupEND: That means you don't like to show others your talent(people you know)...how come?

cumalus: Talent....haha thanks, but yeah because being a rapper...now gives you a bad name...everybody can rap, or everybody THINKS they can rap. I just try to make good music. I mean one time this police officer told me if i heard any music is cousin had made...The game is Its too clouded and not just the rap game, I know of the rock game too! Too many of these bands are rip-offs of other bands it gets old! People aren't bringing anything new to the table!

lupEND: Yeah I know exactly what you are talking about......

cumalus: Yeah, people will try to sell u some knock off shit...I actually give samples out for free.

lupEND: That's cool....So...when did you start to rap..and why?

cumalus: I started rapping 3 years ago...just going into it without a knowledge of the game just cuz I wasn't liking what was on the radio like that 'Laffy Taffy' Shit was hot at the time. I could write but nothing serious, but then the homie Camelot said they was going to the studio so I was like can I join? I had never spit a verse before. I wrote it on the spot, nervous....My verse was weak! lol I admit it! but the second song i ever recorded people was its one of the best I've ever done...so I'm a fast learner!

lupEND: nice... Who are your influences and artists you look up to?

cumalus: Andre 3000 Is at the top of my list. he is just so creative. Most people dont understand why he would start singing...but i do. you get tired of saying the same thing! next to him is Eminem, aerosmith, john mayer, the black keys, lauryn hill, queen, lupe, the list can go on and on but it's basically anyone whos doing something different!

lupEND: right..so what can we expect from you?...Is there anything coming out soon?

cumalus: Expect the best! Expect to hear my name more often! Hopefully more collabs! I'm working on a mixtape called 'Poems and Punchlines Vol. 2: Why So Serious'...Expect me to switch flows every four bars hahahaha

lupEND: Do you already have a release date for that?

cumalus: Not at all. I have half of the songs done. It's getting there!

lupEND: Ok...you are also working on something for the lupEND blog....which is still under the wraps....how is that going on right now...and what can we expect?

cumalus: Haha I thought we couldn't talk about that!

lupEND: Right answer....

cumalus: Yep! but It's gonna be crazy!

lupEND: cool...so, are you only rapping or do you also produce beats?

cumalus: I'm a lyricist first! I dont make beats just yet. I actually have a producer in france! SHOUT OUT TO SILAS! one in seattle, one in chicago...

lupEND: cool....what's your favortie album right now?

cumalus: wow...um...that changes like every week! this past week it's been lyfe jennings he has this song called 'warriors' thats the cut!

lupEND: So do you listen to black music most of the time..or do you universaly listen to everything?

cumalus: it changes like every week! like before that is was gnarls barkley, before that robyn, the black keys, a couple of months ago it was utada hikaru lol her song "animato" is a must listen!

lupEND: ok..I might check that out...have you ever heard of Ayumi Hamasaki?

cumalus: nope, but i'll look her up! lol the music i listen to depends on my mood. Oh the cd I've probably played most all together is from this band called "Why?" Crazy guys. love it

lupEND: Ok..so is there anything else you want to say?

cumalus: Shout Out to Camelot, MCE, Silas, B. Rud, and Def Dee

lupEND: Alright man..thanks for taking the time for this...

cumalus: Thank you for the interview!


Check Out His MySpace

Click Here

Download the track he recorded for the upcoming
lupEND Blog Mixtape now !

Click here

Special Throwback - The Firm - Firm Fiasco




That's where the "Fiasco" came from.


Happy Birthday Yay !




Yeah that's right we have 2 girls on here
who celebrate their birthday today!

Happy Birthday to Yay and to June.

All the best to you!

I hope you have a great day!
And don't celebrate too much.
:)

and that cake took quite some time
so someone should eat it now...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUNE!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO YOU!, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO YOUUU, HAPPY BIRTHDAYYY DEEEAR JUUNE, HAPPY BIRTHDAAAY... TOOO... YOUUU!

From the entire lupEND Team, we would like to wish you a happy birthday, hope you had a good year and that more will follow!

Here's some Blackstar Dedicated to you!

~The lupEND Team~

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Testimony Of GemStones (DL)


Here's what you've all been waiting for


Click the cover
to Download



from TLFS

Lupe Fiasco Performs At The Voodoo Experience




Lupe is set to perform at the 10th Voodoo Experience festival.

The festival is gonna be from October 24th - 26th
at New Orleans' City Park.

Erykah Badu and Wyclef Jean are also amongst the performing acts.

Get your tickets here

click

source: Billboard

Matthew Santos Live At The Ann Arbor Summer Fest



Visit the site for more infos

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