One day later than expected...
At the N*E*R*D concert in Manchester last week Pharrell said that Lupe will be delivering Japanese Cartoon on July 4th! Yes, you can get excited now! Oh, and Lu was there, too.
Take a look behind the scenes of the Tightrope (Wondamix) video shoot. The video will premiere on MySpace this Wednesday, don't miss it!
After performing at the Solidays Festival on June 25th, Pharrell and Lupe threw a little after party at the VIP Room in Paris...
June 25th, 2010 - N*E*R*D x Lupe @ Solidays Festival - Paris, France - Pic courtesy of So Fly!
PREVIOUSLY: N*E*R*D x Lupe Fiasco - Everyone Nose (Remix) Live @ Solidays
This is the full version of "Minion Mambo." The track is featured on the Despicable Me soundtrack which will drop on July 6th. Main vocals by Pharrell, Lupe rapping in the Minion voice.
"A Laser under the sea or a rocket to the moon, what about a time travelling robot? We can have it for you soon!"
Pharrell threw an opening party for the launch of his Moncler collection @ Collete in Paris on Thursday and brought along Lupe, Fam-Lay and his N*E*R*D band members. More pics after the jump!
The snippets of the tracks from the Despicable Me soundtrack just went live on Amazon. And of course you can also listen to the "Minion Mambo" which was written/produced by Pharrell and co-written by Lupe. UPDATE: It's Lupe who's rapping in that Minion voice!
Soundtrack drops on July 6th - Shouts to TheNeptunesOrg
Joey Le'Strat of The Knux gives an update about the "Fire" Remix that was meant to feature Lupe Fiasco x Curren$y
Joey Le'Strat of The Knux answers fan questions on his Tumblr page and jayogmrmack asked: "What happened to the Fire remix w/ Curren$y and Lupe Fiasco?"
Joey's answer: "Time, all our busy schedules, and Label Politics aka bullshit lol…. but we will do something with Curren$y and something Lupe soon. They are both the homies and very talented artists that we respect. Cudi is another one. He’s on the album though."
This is dope! Lupe once again joined N*E*R*D on stage for the Everyone Nose Remix. This time at the Solidays festival in Paris, France [06/25/10]
Are you ready for the album?
Photo by Stephane Feugere
While at Paris Fashion Week yesterday Lupe said: "I’m launching a jewelry line called Setlist & Rider in about two months." Besides that he also mentioned that he's plotting an European tour right now. - Spotted @ WWD
Photo by Stephane Feugere
Pharrell and Lupe were spotted at the Louis Vuitton show as part of Paris Menswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 today. 2 more pics after the jump!
Ever wanted to know what Kanye West, Common, and Lupe Fiasco are like in person? Well, GWHH recently talked with David Abrams and Zack Harris of the S.H.O.W. Foundation on GWHH's radio show on 89.5 FM and they spilled a couple details about the three Chicago artists from their experience with them at the 'Culture For Change' concert.
Trae Tha Truth will host his third annual “Trae Day” anti-violence rally this July along with numerous rap stars and celebrities.
This year’s “Trae Day” takes place at the former International Ballroom in Houston and includes an all-star lineup featuring Lupe Fiasco, Young Buck, Yo Gotti, Wacka Flocka, Sean Garrett and others.
Admission is free but fans are encouraged to donate school supplies like pens, paper, markers, crayons, backpacks, folders, binders, etc - More info's on AHH
June 20th, 2010 - Erykah Badu - Out My Mind, Just In Time Tour Stop @ The Greek Theatre in LA
It's finally on iTunes....you can get it HERE!
Timothy Norris comes through with some more pics from yesterdays show @ The Greek Theatre in LA. Check them out after the jump!
Watch how Matthew and his band perform "Day of Our Day Dreaming" live on WGN TV's Music Lounge. The track is off Matthew's new album "This Burning Ship of Fools" which is available now! - You can purchase it right HERE!
Janelle, Lupe and Erykah performed at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA yesterday. The concert was part of Erykah's Out My Mind, Just In Time Tour 2010. Pics come courtesy of Lindsey Best - After the jump you can see what Janelle said about Lupe after the show.
What's up everyone? LaserBoy checkin' in! Shouts to Sean for giving me a shot as a new writer on here!
We're still all waiting for Atlantic to finally give us some more infos about that album , aren't we? While waiting, check this clip of Lupe performing "State Run Radio." Are you guys feeling that new direction Lupe's going for or what?
"I very recently had brilliant conversation with Michael Vincent Patrick of Designer Drugs about non-conformity in music and the ability to work from all angles, ability to have no rules, it inspired me very much to go back to my original sound!"
"This is the un-mixed, un-mastered, vocal-edited version. Final version with vocals will be released shortly, in the meantime enjoy the sound of DEATH..." - Le Messie/DBD
Here are a few more pics from the N.E.R.D show @ Brooklyn Bowl in New York [06/16/10] They come courtesy of Luella, who also met Lupe as you can see in the pic above. Lupe sported the MLK tee from his new Trilly & Truly "Basic Info" Collection.
More pics after the jump!
This interview is actually a little bit older already, but you might remember that we reported about the Empowerment Conference for Teenage Girls in December of last year.
Some more footage from the 3rd Annual “Stay in School” Event which went down on Tuesday, June 8th 2010 in Chicago. There's a little part in it in which you can see Kanye, Lupe and Common perform Common's "UMC." Besides that you can see students talking about the event and The Kanye West Foundation.
In order to promote his upcoming album, Recovery, Eminem did an interview with The New York Times. Besides a lot of things they asked him if he thinks that Rap has peaked creatively...here's his answer:
"No. Hip-Hop right now — there are certain artists who put hip-hop in a good state. There are a lot of talented people, and there’s a lot of young talent coming up, like B.o.B, Jay Electronica, Lupe Fiasco and Drake."
As previously reported, Lupe joined N.E.R.D on stage @ the Brooklyn Bowl yesterday. Check the video above to see how they performed the Everyone Nose Remix together!
Pic courtesy of CrookRobbins
Hip-Hop trio N.E.R.D sent fans into a frenzy on Wednesday night, June 16 when they brought surprise guest Lupe Fiasco onstage with them at a free show in New York. The hitmakers, fronted by Pharrell Williams, performed at the fabled Brooklyn Bowl...
Click HERE to read more!
We already told you about this a while ago but now you can hear it from the man himself. Watch the video above (starting at the 7:43 mark) to hear The Game saying that Lupe (and Kanye) will be featured on his upcoming album. - Spotted @ FSD
The tracklist of the Official Despicable Me Soundtrack just dropped and it says that there's a track on there that was co-written by Lupe and produced by The Neptunes.
Lupe doesn't perform the track though, it's being performed by the film’s mischievous Minions and it's called Minion Mambo. The Soundtrack will be released on July 6th.
Spotted at The Neptunes Org
The Trilly & Truly S/S 2010 collection is titled, Basic Info, stemming from a desire to be as simple as possible; to express the basic ideas; to extract any unneeded complexity; an overall retreat to the basic. With 3 polos, 3 pants, and 3 tees, the collection is "basic" as labeled, but with elements that make each item stand apart on it own.
Click HERE to view the Summer Line!
Pic courtesy of Vanessa Acevedo
KiD CuDi perfomed at the BAPE store in SoHo/New York yesterday and Lupe came through and shook hands with almost everyone who was there. Before you ask, no, Lu didn't perform.
While we at it, check CuDi's performance of a new song, Revolution, after the jump!
Ever saw one of those rare Lupe tees that you'd die for to have in your collection but you can't find it anywhere? Too bad most of us will probably never be able to get one of those, unless they decide to re-release them (which, in most cases won't happen) Check the "Top 5 Lupe Tees You'd Love to Have" after the jump!
Exactly 7 months after The Sicktape: Volume 2 dropped, S-Preme's Is This A Mixtape?! see's the light of day. Is This A Mixtape?! features S-Preme going in over 13 industry instrumentals and sets him up for his next project, S-Prodigy, which drops at the end of July!
DOWNLOAD: S-Preme - Is This A Mixtape?! [Mixtape]
Marc Moran comes through with some pics from one of the Kanye West Foundation shows that went down in Chicago on June 8th. More pics can be found after the jump!
Kanye, Lupe and Common hit up Buca Di Beppo in Chicago yesterday on behalf of the Kanye West Foundation to have lunch with/show support to the kids they performed for earlier that day and to celebrate Kanye's birthday. - More pics can be found after the jump!
WBEZ 91.5 comes through with some footage of Kanye's concert @ the Farragut Career Academy in Chicago yesterday. It's more of a highlight/info video but hey, better than nothing.
RELATED: MTV Article
PREVIOUSLY: This just happened: Lupe x Common joined Kanye on stage
The Kanye West Foundation S.H.O.W. 2010 is going down in Chicago right now and Lupe and Common joined Kanye on stage during his "Power" performance. Dopeness! Now we only need some footage of this....
Side note: Happy Birthday to Mr. West!
B.o.B stopped by Hot 93.7 to talk with Jenny Boom Boom about his album “The Adventures of Bobby Ray”, his upcoming projects, the BET Awards & he talked about the All City Chess Club and said “I just recorded something with all of them, there is a project a float.”
N*E*R*D, Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu performed in Chicago last week and Fam-Lay , Lupe, Chad and D.A. from Chester French all met up backstage, Lupe also joined N*E*R*D on stage, check more pics after the jump! Photo's via BBC
Be on the lookout for details on the premiere of the video coming soon. - Busy
The Steppin Laser Tour Tee, the tour poster, the Lasers Manifesto tee and the Lasers armband/banner are now all available in Lupe's merch store together with the previously released items, so go and get whatever you like! - Click HERE to visit the store!
In an interview w/ PunchBowl, Janelle spoke about her debut album "The ArchAndroid", possibly collaborating with Estelle, B.o.B and Lupe Fiasco, her love for Solange and Erykah Badu, what to expect from her live performance and more! - Shouts to Miss P
Photo credit: SirRealPhoto
Oh shit! So check this...Denim hit me up a while ago telling me that she wants to go in over one of Lupe's beats and I told her she should definitely use "Failure."
So, I got the instrumental for her and sent it her way and just now she sent the track back to me. Her version is called "Arabian Nights" - Make sure to check it out! Her mixtape, which is called "Glass Ceilings," will drop this summer!
DOWNLOAD: Denim Mouzon - "Arabian Nights"
or: Alternative Link
B.o.B performed @ JAM'N 94.5's Summer Jam 2010 in Boston yesterday and Lupe joined him on stage for "Past My Shades." Video of the performance should be here soon.
Pics courtesy of JAM'N
The video for the Tightrope Remix is being shot today...Lupe just arrived on the set and is getting ready... - Pics courtesy of Ant
UPDATE: Pics from the actual shoot w/ Janelle, B.o.B and Lu after the jump!
"...and they said oil and water don't mix,
now they all down at the beach washing off the fish..."
-Lupe Fiasco - "Pressure" [ft. Jay-Z]-
The homie Ernest Estimé once again comes through with some dope concert pics. This time from the Bun B and Friends show @ SOBs yesterday. Above some on-stage footage and after the jump you can see some pics that were taken backstage.
Watch how Bun B and Lupe performed "Swang On Em" at the "Bun B & Friends" show @ SOBs yesterday. - Shouts to RapRadar
VIBE has some footage, too!
PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco - I'm Beamin' x Superstar - Live @ SOBs
It's been a rumor for a while now, ever since this tracklist popped up. Now, in an interview w/ Murder Dog Mag, The Game confirmed that Lupe will be on his upcoming "The R.E.D. Album"
MDM: In addition to Pharrell, you have an incredible cast on “The R.E.D. Album.”
Game: We got all kinds of crazy features to tell you about, starting off with of course Dre, Pharrell, Snoop, Beanie Sigel, Rick Ross, Nelly Furtado, Robin Thicke, Lupe Fiasco and Justin Timberlake, to name a few.
"The R.E.D. Album" is currently slated for a late summer release.
Click HERE to read the full the interview!
The Bun B & Friends show went down @ SOBs in New York yesterday and a whole bunch of artists were there, including Lupe. Watch him perform "I'm Beamin'" and "Superstar" above!
Footage courtesy of MisterMillers
"Whether you're high or low, whether you're high or low, you gotta tip on the tightrope"...Here goes the remix of Janelle Monáe's single off "The ArchAndroid." The Wondamix will be made available on iTunes June 22nd!
via Janelle's Site