FALSE x Better Off Dead launch new websites

Amanda and Le Messie just launched 2 brand new websites. The WeAreFalse site got a complete makeover and functions as a tool to promote their upcoming "Disarm OR Die” line now.

Besides that they launched the Better Off Dead site which is gonna serve you (bloody) fresh pieces of their upcoming "Karl The Butcher" line pretty soon.

Click HERE to check the new FALSE Site
and HERE to check the BOD site!

FALSE “Disarm OR Die” is slated for a late April 2010 launch.
Better Off Dead “Karl The Butcher” is set for a late March 2010 launch.

A Genius Lu' Volume 30

"I intend to go as quiet as an entire choir
singing higher than a man walking on the wire
Electric lines, I am 6 wires higher,
can't hang sneakers from me, I'm doing my thing!"

-Lupe Fiasco - McFly-

Lupe Fiasco's Grammy Predictions [Suggestions]

Over the past few weeks MTV News asked artists who they think will win big at this year's Grammys.

In the realm of hip-hop, Lupe suggested Mos Def had the best album of the year (he's up for two Grammys, including Best Rap Album) and that Drake should be up for Best New Artist (he only received a nod for Best Rap Solo Performance).

"I think he's deserving of it," Lupe said of Drake. "As many accolades as he can accumulate, pre-album, is a phenomenal task. I think that should be rewarded. He has the potential to do great things, not good or mediocre, but great things."

Fore more predictions check MTV.com

- The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 31st at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

R.I.P. Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn, a maverick historian whose landmark leftist manifesto "A People's History of the United States" became a cultural touchstone for a generation, died on Wednesday in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 87.

He had suffered a heart attack, according to the Boston Globe. - via MTV

Denim Mouzon - ESC

Denim Mouzon, up and coming singer/emcee from New York, who has
been previously featured on the blog has a new song called "ESC"!

Click HERE to listen!

"...and delicately framed from my head to my boots/ but I train and recruit for a war that's afoot/From ya backyard stoop to this studio booth/ I'm a hard knocks grad when you see me salute!"

Audio: Lupe Fiasco on Shade 45 w/ Tony Touch [Interview]

Lupe just invaded Tony Touch's show on Shade 45. During the interview he said that he might pushes 2 albums this year, the 2nd one would drop 4th quarter if it works out.

Lupe also confirmed that "I'm Beamin" is indeed the 1st track (the intro) on Lasers. Besides that he talked about the "Resurrection" record, SOTS:K, CRS, his Nike commercials & more.

Now the most interesting part (besides the freestyle): Lupe revealed a few more producers/collaborators that will appear on Lasers:

King David produced 5 tracks, Soundtrakk did one, Danjahandz did one, 1500 or Nothin' did one, too...besides that he said that Candi Pye and Pooh Bear do hooks on the album.

Last but not least Lupe addressed the Jay Electronica rumors and said that he'd like to do a whole album with him!!!

Click HERE to listen to the interview!
(Sorry, there are like 20 secs missing cause the stream messed up)

Bonus: Lupe's Shade 45 Freestyle

Audio: Lupe Fiasco on V-103 w/ Greg Street [Interview]

Lupe just called in to Greg Street's Radio Show on V-103 in Atlanta. He talked about Lasers and said that he hopes that there'll be a release date for it within the next few weeks.

Lupe also took the credit for reuniting The Neptunes (there are actually 2 tracks that were produced by them on the album) besides that he talked about his fan base, touring & more!

Listen to the interview HERE

Lupe Fiasco talks about "LASERS" & CRS w/ DJ Green Lantern [Invasion Radio]

Last night on Green Lantern’s Invasion Radio, Lupe revealed that he’s handing over his third album, Lasers to Atlantic Records today.

Besides that he also said that Pharrell hit him up about finishing the CRS project, 4 songs are done so far!

Listen to some of the interview HERE
Click HERE to DL/hear Lupe's Freestyle!

Shouts to B.Dot

Lupe Fiasco is set to perform in Claremont, CA

(pic courtesy of Brian Moghadam)

Lupe will perform for the students of the Claremont Colleges @ the Bridges Auditorium in Claremont, CA on Friday, March 5th 2010.

Tickets go on sale the week of February 1st at your respective school and at Bridges Auditorium. Students will be able to purchase tickets at $15, while 5C and public seating will be available at $20 and $25, respectively.

Tickets will also be available online at Ticketmaster starting February 15th. More info's can be found HERE -via CMC Forum

Sidenote: Lupe is also set to perform at UPenn but there's no date for the show yet. Looks like Lupe is going on another college tour...more dates should be coming in soon!

This shit isn't official

You have probably seen/heard a preview of this Vintage Fiasco mixtape on a couple of blogs lately, some claim that it's an official release but it's NOT.

They already removed the pre-order button from the site but anyways...Don't waste your money on this (in case they still sell it), instead you should go and buy I'm Beamin when it's up on iTunes tomorrow or get another copy of The Cool or F&L. Or donate a couple more bucks to Music For Relief.

A Genius Lu' Volume 29

"All in together the weather is better than ever
I hope it never ends, I hope it lasts forever
But when it does, we can all pretend that
it's better than it's ever been..."

-Lupe Fiasco - Hello/Goodbye [ft. UNKLE]-

Win tickets to see Lupe Fiasco @ The Shrine in Chicago

A few days ago, we reported that Lupe will be performing @ The Shrine in Chicago on January 28th. Now The Shrine is giving away 2 tickets to the show! Just do what they ask you to do in the tweet above & good luck!

Sidenote: Apparently Lupe is also hosting a night at Club Traffic in Houston on Saturday, January 30th. (probably after he performed at the Sprite Step Off Event) - via David Anderson

Download to Donate for Haiti - New Music by Linkin Park, Kenna, Lupe Fiasco & others

What we have here is a compilation of unreleased music, presented by Music For Relief that was put together to aid the Haitian people.

As we reported yesterday, Lupe & Kenna teamed up with Mike Shinoda for the project and created the track "Resurrection." Check it in the player above!

Mike Shinoda: "On January 12, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti. Hundreds of thousands are feared dead, many of whom are children. Millions more are in need of medical attention, shelter, clothes and food just to make it through the days ahead.

It will take years to rebuild homes and communities. My Linkin Park bandmates and I are deeply saddened by the situation and–with the help of an amazing list of talented artists all working in partnership with Music for Relief–want to aid the Haitian people.

Music for Relief has brought together an incredible album of artists who have all generously donated original songs to support the Haiti relief effort.



Make sure to check out Mike Shinoda's complete Blog entry about the project and click HERE for more info's about, and to donate to, Music For Relief!

Mars talks about working with Lupe Fiasco and others

In an interview with Tim “Styles” Sanchez from WeTheWest.com Mars from 1500 or Nothin talked about his solo projects, 1500 or Nothin, future plans and working with Lupe, The Game, T.I. and others. Here's a little excerpt:

Styles: You guys have worked with Just Blaze and had big songs on Jay-Z's album and The Game's album with him. Tell us about those experiences.

Mars: Just Blaze was in Los Angeles and initially what had happened was we were working on The Game's album. I don't know if Just Blaze knew if the Show Me What You Got beat was going to be for Jay-Z's album – I think we were just creating.

We were working on Detox on Game's album. He had the drum beat and the sample and we added all of the instruments in. We lost our minds and went crazy on that song. Just Blaze is like our big brother. He's been our link to some of the greatest artists.

Styles: I also saw video clips of you guys playing backup for Lupe Fiasco.

Mars: We were on tour with Lupe for like 2 years off and on. We traveled all over the states and then went overseas. I had the time of my life. I didn't realize how high I was jumping on stage until I saw the youtube clips that you are referring to. The fans always see you perform but you never really see yourself.

Styles: How did you initially hook up with Lupe?

Mars: He was working on his album and was looking for tracks. His manager at the time was up on us and he hooked us all up together. He told Lupe that we were a band as well as music producers. Lupe took us out and gave us a chance and we all grew together.

Styles: Back to 1500. What have you guys been working on as of late?

Mars: We've been working with The Game on his new R.E.D. album. Of course we did some stuff with Lupe Fiasco for his new album.

We also did several joints for Bone Thugs N Harmony as well as their single. I just finished my own mixtape Mars Attacks which is out now. The group has been working on the 1500 Or Nothin' album as well...

Click HERE to read the full interview!

Cheryle Jackson Campaign Concert w/ Lupe Fiasco

Join Lupe Fiasco at The Shrine in Chicago on January 28th for a concert in support of U.S. Senate candidate Cheryle Robinson Jackson!

Tickets to the show are on sale now for $30 to the general public and $20 for campaign volunteers.

They are available at the Cheryle for U.S. Senate campaign headquarters located at 1006 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 or at Cheryle2010.com.

The Shrine is located at 2109 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60616.

Lupe Fiasco lends his voice to a Robot for Jack Splash's upcoming animated short film

A while ago we already heard about Jack Splash's upcoming animated short film in which Lupe lends his voice to one of the characters.

XXLmag.com reported that Lupe would voice Baatin from Slum Village in this film, turns out that that's not exactly how it is. Jack Splash revealed some more details about the film in an interview with Verbicide Mag:

Verbicide Mag: What’s up with the Jack Splash Technology and Love Might Save Us All… short animation we’ve been hearing about? Who is it produced by? What’s the style of it? When will be start seeing signs of it on the internet?

Jack: I’m just putting the finishing touches on it now. It is mini-movie that I made that accompanies this album. I’m really particular about what type of visual art I like, so it took me a while to find someone with the style I really liked.

I wanted it to be this weird mixture of Dr. Seuss meets Salvador Dali with a little knowledge sprinkled in like Basquiat. I finally found these really cool animators who lived in South Africa who have a really cool and psychedelic style, so we met up in New York and set everything into motion.

It was an expensive and time-intensive endeavor, but it’s important to me to give people something special with my art. Don’t believe the hype that all these major corporate entities keep trying to force feed us about how “nobody buys music” anymore….that’s bullshit! People still buy art when it’s good. They just don’t buy the bullshit!

The movie stars Cee-Lo as the narrator and is based around this little boy with a million questions about the world and this weird funky robot who comes down in a butterfly spaceship and kind of becomes his interplanetary guru.

It was inspired by my friendship with Baatin (from Slum Village), who was an amazing person and had such a bright spirit. Lupe Fiasco plays the voice of the robot and Janelle Monae plays the voice of the child. I’m really excited about it. It should be out very soon!

Click HERE to read the full interview!

LupeTheRobot, huh? lol
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