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Lupe Fiasco set to headline Juice Jam [Syracuse, NY]

Lupe is set to headline Syracuse University's Juice Jam on Sept. 12th 2010. The music festival will begin at noon at Skytop Field on South Campus. Passion Pit and the Super Mash Bros. are set to open the festival.

Tickets will be available online and at the Schine Box Office starting Thursday at 9 a.m. and will cost $10 with a valid Syracuse University or State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry student ID.

illRoots Profile: Lupe Fiasco's Trilly & Truly

To follow up their profile with Ibn Jasper, illRoots caught up with Lupe Fiasco on set of the recent RSVP Gallery lookbook video shoot for Trilly & Truly’s Basic Info.

For the Spring/Summer run of merchandise, Lupe decided to stick with a simplistic theme that focused more around iconic imagery than complex design.

A true innovator in both fashion and music, Lupe goes in depth on his clothing line, how he separates the two and what he hopes people will take from it. - illRoots

Lupe Fiasco reacts to the Ground Zero Mosque Controversy

Before performing at Dwyane Wade's Chicago Has Talent showcase, Lupe Fiasco sat down with Rolling Out and shared his thoughts on the Ground Zero mosque controversy.

RO: As a devout Muslim, how do you feel about the Ground Zero mosque controversy?

Lupe: I'm taking President Obama's stance. Everyone has the right to worship where they please, but you do have to question the wisdom of it when you look at the reaction that it caused. I'm Muslim, so I understand the importance of practicing the faith.

But that is something that is sensitive to Americans. I don't trust polls, but there was such an overwhelming sentiment that maybe it's not the best of idea. I think the people who are building it should take that under consideration.

Would they be setting themselves up for vandals? Because now it's become a target. But on the other side, I think it's a great opportunity because Islam is in the forefront. This mosque situation is a good chance to spread what Islam is really about.

People can give commentary on how much of a peaceful religion it is. I look at the situation as a win-win. Just by you talking to me about the controversy, I get to spread the fact that Islam is a wonderful religion. The majority of Muslims are not even in the Middle East.

The majority of Muslims are in South East Asia. The point of Islam is to promote peace. But there are a lot of emotions in New York. I've visited Ground Zero so I understand that it's a sensitive subject. - Click HERE to read more!

Spotted @ RapRadar

Contest: The #1 Lupe Fiasco Fan of the Month

It's that time of the month again! You think you have what it takes to be named the #1 Lupe Fiasco Fan of the Month? Then click HERE to find out what you gotta do to prove it to us and send an e-mail to laserspromoteam@gmail.com

The deadline for submissions is September 5th. All people who already took part previously don't have to send in another mail, you're automatically takin' part again.

New Music: Lupe Fiasco - Go to Sleep [Radio Rip]

After the snippet now here's the full version of the first track off Lupe's Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album. Produced by 1500 or Nothin'.

UPDATE - All 3 verses - Download: Lupe Fiasco - Go to Sleep [Radio Rip] // Mediafire

The one with all 3 verses (above) skips due to the stream on the site messing up so if you want it without skipping, take the other version... - Lupe Fiasco - Go to Sleep [Radio Rip] (2 Verses) ...this should hold us over til the CDQ though...

B.o.B talks Lupe Fiasco x Atlantic Records

In a recent interview Vibe asked B.o.B about Lupe's power struggle with Atlantic Records and if he can identify with this issue. Here's his answer:

"Definitely…it’s human nature. It’s not even about an artist versus label thing. You're always going to have some form of struggle when you're dealing with personal conflicts. But Lupe has had hit singles so it's not like he’s struggling in that sense. I think it’s all human nature."

Click HERE to read the full interview!

Details: Trae Tha Truth x Lupe Fiasco - "Bad Don't Seem So Wrong"

The HoustonPress got to preview and review Trae's upcoming mixtape "Can't Ban Tha Truth" before its release. Here are some details about the collabo he did with Lupe:

"Bad Don't Seem So Wrong" features a hook taken from a song called "Private Affair" by an obscure 1970s rock band named Garfield. Lupe Fiasco delivers a monster verse.

The whole thing is an incredibly creepy song, crystallized when it gets to Trae's part, where a circling guitar accompanies each of his verses, building and building and building.

You know that part at the end of 28 Days Later where that guy snaps and starts killing all of those soldiers who were going to rape those two girls? That's exactly what Trae's verses feel like. - The full article can be found HERE

Video: Trae Tha Truth gives back with Trae Day

A few weeks back, Trae held his annual Trae Day event in Houston where he gave back to the kids, with school supplies, carnival rides, immunizations and music. Lupe and Buck were there to support as well, as were Gorilla Zoe, Jody Breeze, NBA star Stephen Jackson, adult-film star Pinky and Yo Gotti.

"This is one of the most beautiful individuals that I've come into contact in the music business," Lupe Fiasco said.

"He's a trusted friend, partner, family. Anything I can do to show support, especially something as beautiful as Trae Day and what it stands for — getting kids prepared to go back to school, immunizations, HIV testing — that's what I do. Any time I see somebody do that, I'm on it."

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Lupe Fiasco to be a judge for Chicago Has Talent

Dwyane Wade is hosting his fourth annual Wade's World Weekend, which benefits local charities, in Chicago Aug. 19-21.

As a part of this he's also hosting "Chicago Has Talent," his second annual talent show, at Merle Reskin Theatre on Aug. 21.

Jaslene Gonzalez, Lupe Fiasco, R&B singer Jeremih and TV's Judge Mathis are the judges for the competition. Unfortunately the auditions are already over.

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ Wake Forest University

Lupe is set to perform at the Wake Forest University Homecoming 2010. He'll perform at the Winston-Salem Entertainment Sports Complex, more specifically, at the Coliseum Theatre in Winston-Salem, NC on October 8th 2010.

WFC Sudents can purchase advance tickets at the Benson Center. All tickets $35 at the door. Show starts at 8:00 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets will also be available through Ticketmaster starting August 28th!

Japanese Cartoon interview w/ I-S

The upbeat, multi-genre ensemble Japanese Cartoon, which includes the vocal stylings of Grammy Award-winning artist Lupe Fiasco (also known as Wasalu Muhammad Jaco) and the creative shenanigans of local producer Le Messie, aims to spread an anti-fear message about the freedom of self-expression.

I-S talks to the dynamic duo about the ideas behind the band and the monkhood inspiration for their debut album In the Jaws of the Lords of Death. Click HERE to read the interview!

Pre-order: UNKLE - The Answer EP [ft. Lupe Fiasco]

The six song The Answer EP which includes two new songs, a collaboration with hip-hop prodigy Lupe Fiasco and a remix by original UNKLE member Tim Goldsworthy is now available for pre-order at unkle.com/shop in extremely limited quantities.

The Answer EP comes as limited edition 12" vinyl, limited edition CD and digitally. The only physical units available in the US will be via UNKLE's online merch store so order today before they're all gone! Out September 13th in the UK and digitally September 28th in the US.

The tracklisting can be found after the jump!

Video: Lupe Fiasco Live in Macau, China

Thanks to Eric we finally also have some footage of Lupe's performance @ the Cotai Expo at THE VENETIAN Macao-Resort-Hotel in Macau, China [Aug. 5th 2010].

Above is a video of Lupe's performance of State Run Radio and below you can see him performing Scream (he also confirms that Scream is a track off of Lasers) and Daydreamin'.

More videos can be found HERE

illRoots Profile: Ibn Jasper

A name you may have heard or a face you may have seen, Ibn Jasper is one of those unique individuals that manages to always stay on top of things at his own pace.

Most known for his relationship with Kanye West, many people credit Ibn as one of the most talented barbers in the game. More than that however, Ibn definitely has his own approach and outlook on the day to day, and you'll probably catch him riding through the city on his skateboard or bike.

IllRoots caught up with Ibn in Los Angeles. He took them down Fairfax to some of the most well known street-wear shops in the country, including Diamond Supply Co. with Nick Diamonds. Learn more about Mr. Jasper and what makes him tick.

Japanese Cartoon in Singapore - Day 5

Le Messie: "Day 5… The finale. After such a long week with so much going on in terms of directions and plannings for Japanese Cartoon and preparing for Lupe’s 1st “LIVE” show in Singapore the FFF team and Lu we’re undoubtedly all exhausted.

We pushed through switching Hotels for Lu in the early AM, to meet up with the band that just flew in 6 hrs before. Had a quick meet-up with Kanye in the lobby who was truly larger than life as expected...." - Click HERE to read more!
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