B.o.B says that he'll appear on Lupe Fiasco's Lasers

Y'all probably remember the studio footage of Lupe x B.o.B which was put up on YouTube a while ago...if not, click HERE and HERE.

There were some discussions going on if they worked on stuff for B.o.B's album or Lupe's album or maybe something else...well, during an interview with 101.5 JamZ in Phoenix, B.o.B just recently confirmed that he'll be featured on a track on Lupe's upcoming album "Lasers." He also said that Lupe produced the track.

Thanks to for the info

Matthew Santos - GWHH Interview

photo courtesy of Stephanie Bassos

Matthew: I want to be an artist that people won't know what to expect from next, but they can expect that it's going to be quality.

I'm not a niche artist that writes and sings the same kind of songs over and over again, and I think that's what sets me apart from a lot of other singer/songwriters.

Click HERE to read the full interview!

Download: Lupe Fiasco Live From Melbourne (Audio)

You might remember that we already posted a recording of "Go Go Gadget Flow" from this concert a while ago. Now we have the complete radio broadcast for you!

Triple J Radio recorded Lupe's concert @ the Palace Theatre in Melbourne, Australia on January 27th 2009 and broadcasted it a few weeks ago.

Lance C. managed to record the broadcast and sent it to us...thanks for that! I hope you all enjoy this HQ audio rip! And if you wonder...yup! the guys from 1500 or Nothin' were in the building, too!

Download Here


Pics used for the artwork courtesy of Scootie

Questions for Matthew Santos

(Photo courtesy of Paul Natkin)

I'll be doing an interview with Matthew within' the next couple of days...and I thought...maybe some of you have some questions for him that you always wanted to ask...well...here's your chance!

If you have a question...just put it in the comments and if you're lucky, it'll be answered!

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ The Coke Live Music Festival in Poland

I don't know how many people from Poland read this blog but it has just been confirmed that Lupe will perform @ The Coke Live Music Festival in Cracow this year...the festival will start on August 20th and go until August 22nd. Lupe will perform on August 21st @ 9:00 PM. Other confirmed acts include The Killers, Nas, 50 Cent, The Streets and more.

Click HERE for more info's and click HERE to get tickets.

I don't want to say too much because there are no other confirmed dates so far...but if Lupe is already set to perform in Poland...maybe there will be some more European dates in August...stay tuned...we'll keep you updated!

thanks to Lulicja for the translation

Throwback: Lupe Fiasco in XXL Mag - 2006

I wrote the article down for you...in case you can't read if from the scan 'cause the text is too small:

If not weird, then Lupe Fiasco is definitely atypical. This 23-year old muslim rap phenomenon from Chicago is into skateboarding, custom kicks, Japanese animation and gourmet food as much as he's into hip-hop. Oh yeah, Kanye West and Jay-Z are his homeboys, too.

You see, back when they thought backpacks would hurt the Roc-before 'Ye got the shit to pop-Lupe was recruited by Roc-A-Fella.

After a 2001 impromptu audition for Jay-Z at a Chicago hotel, Lupe (born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco) was invited, not only to join hip-hop's Prudential, but inside the god MC's sacred space. "He's givin' me clothes out of his closet. Givin' me Gucci jeans, and I'm thinkin', I'm at Jay-Z's house. I'm at Jay-Z's house!" Lupe remembers.

Ultimately, Lupe chose not to sign, but build his own company, 1st and 15th, instead. When business partner Charles "Chill" Patton was forced to do a 14-month bid in the middle of creating Lupe's debut, Food & Liquor, Jigga stepped in. Says Fiasco: "We went to go see Jay and asked, ' Yo, could you help us?" Instead of simply making a few phone calls, Jay met with then Arista head LA Reid and offered to executive produce the upstart's album.

Though Food & Liquor has a new home on 1st and 15th/Atlantic Records, Mr. Carter is still it's executive producer. And Lupe's buzz has become a roar after scoring a 10 on "Touch the Sky" on West's Late Registration. "[Kanye & I] always had a relationship, explains Fiasco. "We was actually tryin' to get 'Ye signed before he was with Roc-A-Fella. When I did my showcase for Arista, 'Ye was sittin' on the couch in LA Reid's office. Right after our showcase, I was like, "What y'all wanna do with Kanye?" One good turn deserves another.

Now Lupe is poised to earn the underground respect and mainstream acceptance of fellow Chica-go-getters like Common and Twista. "I took the Kanye look as this is the biggest mixtape look ever," he says "That's the look that got the world's attention." And ain't nothing weird about that.

Video: KiD CuDi - Make Her Say (ft. Kanye x Common)

So...another great Cudi video, huh? Let's not forget...he dropped one of the best mixtapes ever, he's constantly improving his live performances, he is set to star in an upcoming HBO series and he has a very promising concept for his upcoming debut album...he's clearly on his way to the top!

Cudi's first album - "Man on the Moon: The End of Day" drops September 15th.

props to Yardie

Woody's Produce: Demev-strumentals [1st Leak - Toy Story]

On Thursday (July 23rd) Woody will be releasing "Demev-strumentals" and once again the project will be brought to you by The lupEND Blog and Subconscious Threads. On the tape you'll find the beats that Woody made for Charles Hamitlon/Demevolist artists over the past few months.

Now, here's the first leak!

Tracklisting for the tape:

01. Demev-strumentals Introduction
02. Toy Story
03. She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not
04. Get It Right
05. Prove Love
06. Murdered My Heart
07. Forever
08. Barely Legal
09. MTV Cribs (Prod. Charles Hamilton/Woody)
10. Fine
11. My Type
12. I Want It All
13. Go
14. Think Twice
15. I'm On 10
16. She Got That
17. What They Say (*bonus unreleased

Canceled Concert: SUNY Oneonta Students Are Disappointed

Jason left this in the comments: So I'm one of your biggest fans and me and my boy were excited that we FINALLY booked you to perform at our college at SUNY Oneonta. We had been working hard to negotiate a contract, we vouched for you when other members of our executive board thought that you coming here would result in an unsuccessful concert.

We were off the wall hearing that you would love to perform here and that the deal went through. We were preparing hard, we (me and my boy) were doing our own promotions, designing our own flyers, website and everything. We had people excited, not just from our school but from other cities and even states.

People were proud that FINALLY Oneonta was getting something different for a change instead of the usual alternative rock and the pissy poor Young Joc performance few years back. Then, we hear you backed out on us to go mountain climbing. I swear I did not sleep last nite after hearing that.

The point is, we are disappointed, all that hard work and excitement went out the window. Honestly, me and my boy love your music but we're a lil hurt. As fans, we are disappointed, we hope for the best in your future success however.

I didn't hear that the show was canceled until today...but now it seems like Lupe will go on that planned Mount Kilimanjaro climb with Kenna and Justin in September...this could also affect the other performance he was scheduled to do in NY at Governors Island...on one side I can understand that people are disappointed, especially 'cause they put so much time and effort into it but on the other...Lupe is doing this climb for a good cause and (no disrespect, but) I think it's more important than this concert...besides that, I'm sure that most of the people @ SUNY who are interested to see Lupe perform will be able to attend another one of his shows in NY or somewhere close.

Update via La Bamba: Lupe tried to reschedule with the school but it wasn't possible. Also the show on Sept 11th on Governor's Island got moved to the 18th.

Update 2:...the Governor's Island show is actually on September 19th now and it seems like Oneonta is back on, too!

Kanye West's Chicago Theatre Concert on FUSE

Fuse TV has announced a legendary TV concert event featuring one of the world’s biggest pop music superstars and personalities, KANYE WEST! On July 25th, “Fuse Presents Kanye West: Live From The Chicago Theatre” will bring Kanye’s recent “Stay in School” benefit concert straight to your TV.

The event was sponsored by the Kanye West Foundation S.H.O.W. (Students Helping Our World), a charity organization established in the honor of Kanye’s late mother, Dr. Donda West. She had an exceptional legacy and passion for education and children and her commitment inspired Kanye’s touching tribute.

Kanye West’s Foundation S.H.O.W. partners with schools and community organizations to give underprivileged youth access to music production and academic support programs.

Fuse has captured this landmark benefit concert and will be bringing it straight to your TV on Saturday, July 25th!

Be sure to tune-in to Fuse TV on July 25th @ 8pm/7c to see Kanye perform tracks off his latest album, 808’s and Heartbreak.

For more information about Kanye West: Live from the Chicago Theatre, head
here: http://www.fuse.tv/kanyewest

The LupEND Blog presents: Woody's Produce: Breaking News

Yesterday everyone got a chance to preview two beats from this
instrumental tape, well here's the rest of that tape!

Note: The songs in the parentheses are the ones that Woody sampled

1.Breaking News
2.How Can I (Jay-Z - Izzo (H.O.V.A.))
3.Leave It Alone (UGK ft. Outkast- Interanational Players Anthem)
4.Stop Right Now (Cam'ron ft. Kanye West - Down and Out)
5.Dead Presidents (Jay-Z - Dead Presidents)
6.Just Breathe (Charles Hamilton - She's So High)
7.Fashion Avenue (Andre 3000 - Love Below Intro)
8.Open the Window (Charles Hamilton - Windows Media Player)
9.Look Good to Me (Charles Hamilton - Brooklyn Girls)
10.Start The SHow (Eminem - Rock Bottom)
11.Not a Love Song (Jay-Z - Song Cry)
12.She Needs It (Cam'ron - D Rugs)
13.Difference (Dr. Dre ft. Eminem & Xzibit - What's The Difference)
14.Gasoline (Big Boi - Toilet Tisha)
15.That Boy (Cam'ron ft. Juelz Santana - Oh Boy)
16.Sit Down (Charles Hamilton - DSW)
17.Steps to Life (Outkast - Jazzy Belle)
*Bonus Track---> So Right (Freeway ft. Jay-Z - What We Do)


Woody's Produce - She Needs It x Just Breathe (Instrumentals)

We'll release Woody's instrumental collection called "Woody's Produce: Breaking News" on Tuesday, July 14th.

It consists of instrumentals that Woody gave to Show TuFli for his Fox 5 Series...so it's especially for all the young, aspiring rap artists out there who are always looking for some hot beats.

"Woody's Produce: Breaking News" is brought to you by The LupEND Blog & Subconscious Threads. It's the first time that we're presenting a mixtape to you that we didn't put together ourselves...and it looks like there'll be more to come.

Here we have the first 2 leaks from the tape:

Download: "She Needs It" (instrumental)
Download: "Just Breathe" (instrumental)

Click HERE to see the full tracklist.

Wear E-Lasers?

LOL, I just had to message this fan and ask him
to check out the blog for an update...


Video: Lupe Fiasco - Smash The Mic Interview [+Performance]

Alexis from SmashTheMic.com interviewed Lupe after the Bun B & Friends concert in Houston. Lupe said the following after being asked about retiring:

"My record company won't let me retire, unfortunately...so I have to do 3 more albums, you know...but it's cool, I like it."

Check the video to find out what else they talked about. Some footage of Lupe's Hip Hop Saved My Life performance is also included.

Audio: Nikki Jean - Valentine's Day Interview

We (JayBee, Anthony and myself) interviewed Nikki for the NikkiJeanLive Blog earlier this year before she went on her road trip. We wrote it all down and posted it on there, somehow we never came around to post the audio file of it though but here it is now...so check it out!

And please excuse the few skips...we had some technical difficulties during the interview so I had quite some editing to do to get this file the way it is now...hope you enjoy it...

Video: Jay-Z - Blueprint 3 Intro (Live @ Mohegan Sun)

Blueprint 3 - September 11th

Jay performed @ the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut yesterday, together with Fabolous and Lupe. Wait...Lupe performed?...Yeah!...originally Ciara was meant to perform but she had to cancel due to an unspecified illness...so Lupe stepped in and performed in her place. Footage of Lupe's performance?...maybe later.

Here's what Fabolous said about the show:

Fabolous on Twitter

A review of the concert can be found HERE

Chat Update

Just to update y'all, the live chat is now on TBA status.
That means as soon as we find out anything we will post
about it. You can also stay tuned to Lupe's Twitter

Lupe Fiasco @ The Hip Hop Theater Festival in DC

Tuesday, July 7th 2009 - VOICES REMIX: A People's History of the United States

@ the Kennedy Center in Washington DC

Lupe reads Clint Hopson and Joe Martin's AntiWar leaflet which they wrote after the twenty-three-year-old John D. Shaw (a black American GI) was killed in Vietnam. After that he raps a portion of "Fight the Power" by Public Enemy.

Visit this website: PeoplesHistory.us
Props to Franco for the footage.

Get Your Tix: Lupe Fiasco @ The Beach At Governors Island

Tickets for Lupe's performance @ the Beach at Governors Island in NY will go on sale today! The concert will be on September 11, 2009 - Doors open at 6:00PM - Show starts at 8:00PM - First ferry leaves from Battery Maritime Building at 6pm.

Tickets on sale to the general public - starting:
Fri, 07/10/09 12:00 PM EDT

Get your tickets

Click HERE for more info's about concerts
@ the Beach at Governors Island.

Shout out to Steve
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