11/01/2010 - 12/01/2010 ~ LUPEND

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lupe Fiasco's Trilly & Truly Leather Jackets


Esquire's Style Blog got an exclusive look at a new Trilly & Truly collection. Here's what they had to say:

Lupe has a clothing line, called Trilly and Truly. What might come as a surprise is that he and co-designer Marisol Martinez are putting together the beginnings of a high-end collection that will resonate far beyond Fiasco's typical fan base.

The Style Blog got an exclusive look at the first two pieces of this new collection, called Overthrown Junta by Trilly and Truly. And while the name is a mouthful, the classic leather motorcycle jackets (with a camouflage twist) are a sight for sore eyes.

Overthrown Junta will be hitting RSVP Gallery in Chicago in the next three weeks.

To see the jackets, just hit the jump!

Video: Lupe Fiasco 'The Show Goes On' [Piano Cover]


Wow! I was talking about a possible Piano cover and how I'd like to see one of this song with Luella yesterday. Now this guy edHendy comes through with exactly that, a Piano cover of Lupe's "The Show Goes On." Check it out!

Soulja Boy talks Lupe Fiasco & Possible Collabo


In an interview with HipHopDX Soulja Boy talked about the situation him and Lupe had going on a few weeks back, we reported. He addressed the issue and added that him and Lupe will do a song together. Read below:

DX: You give people plenty to talk about. You always seem to have a crazy-ass headline on the site, like this one from November 5th: “Soulja Boy Takes A Shot At Lupe Fiasco?” Can you elaborate a little bit on what you were saying to XXL about not wanting “to be super-Lupe-Fiasco lyrical…”?

Soulja Boy: They didn’t [publish] my whole statement. And basically, the interviewer dude, he was asking me why do I make lyrical songs like “Only God Knows,” “Born”… “The World So Cold,” and why do I make non-lyrical songs like “Crank That” and “Pretty Boy Swag”? And he was like, why don’t I just be lyrical all the time?

And I was telling him on [a] specific song, like “Pretty Boy Swag,” I ain’t wanna be all lyrical. I just wanted to be straight-up, and just be simple, [so] people can get what I’m saying ‘cause it’s a club song. But I wasn’t saying as far as my whole music [output, with] all of my songs, that I don’t wanna be rappin’ like Lupe Fiasco. And they took it the wrong way, or whatever, and they blew it up.

But I don’t even care, ‘cause controversy sells. And when that hit, Lupe hit me up and he was like, “Yo man, what’s up?” I was like, “Nah man, they just blew it outta proportion. I actually was giving you compliments.” And after that we chopped it up. We ‘bout to do a song [together].

Click HERE for the whole interview.

Video: Lupe Fiasco - On Da Spot Freestyle


Lupe was on Green Lantern's show for an interview recently. While he was there he also spit a little freestyle which you can check in the video above.

Spotted @ RapRadar

Lupe Fiasco x Jay Electronica....and Lil B?

In a recent interview with Vibe, Lil B revealed the following:
Vibe: Fill us in, Based God.

Lil B: This is a VIBE first - Look out for some music from Lil' B featuring Jay Electronica and Lupe Fiasco, coming real soon. No one knows about this. I got a text from Jay Electronica last night. It’s just a respect thing between us. I mean he’s such a dope emcee.
Lil B recently inspired a Twitter freestyle from Lupe, even receiving a shout-out in SLR. This trio may seem odd, but Lil B has already collaborated with Hip Hop legend, Cormega. I am a fan of Lil B (no kidding), so I hope this track comes to fruition soon!

Thoughts?

Ice Cube says that Kanye West & Lupe Fiasco are keeping Hip Hop Alive


Ice Cube recently did an interview w/ Hustler Mag. He talked about the state of hip-hop and said that he likes what artists like Kanye and Lupe are doing.

Are you impressed by any new MCs? I like what Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco are doing and where they are taking hip-hop. Those are good styles that are making hip-hop grow.

It’s not dying as people say just because the mainstream is not paying attention anymore. It’s just back to where it came from—underground. In the ’90s, mainstream took hip-hop and tried to play it out. Rap is something that can’t die because it’s the voice of the youth. There is always something to be said by somebody somewhere, and there’s so many ways to say it now.

Spotted at Karen Civil's Place

Lupe Fiasco's 'Lasers' on Spin's '27 Winter Albums That Matter Most' List

Photo courtesy of Ernest Estimé

SPIN put a list featuring the 27 most important albums that are going to be released between December and the end of March together and Lupe's "Lasers" is featured on it!

Held up and teased for so long that fans had good reason to wonder just what the hell was going on, Lasers is a rare album that comes in part as the result of its own petition campaign.

Click HERE to read the full article!

Lupe Fiasco - "The Show Goes On" Video Shoot is going down Today!


Yup! It's going down today! A few more info's via VideoStatic:

artist: Lupe Fiasco
song: "The Show Goes On"
label: Atlantic
director(s): Hiro Murai
production co: Partizan
rep: Doomsday Ent

Video: Day 3 of Lupe Fiasco x Platinum Motorsport @ SEMA 2010


We previously posted Day 1 of the SEMA show in Las Vegas, now you can watch Day 3 above. Lupe can be seen @ 2:12, including footage of a quick push-up contest. Click HERE to watch Day 2, courtesy of Platinum Motorsport.

Lupe Fiasco & Michael Eric Dyson to lecture on "The Future of Hip-Hop" @ Drexel University

The Good Idea Fund will present "The Future of Hip-Hop" featuring Grammy award winning hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco and Michael Eric Dyson, an acclaimed
author and academic who was named one of the 100 most influential black Americans by Ebony magazine, on Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium (33rd and Market Streets).

The Drexel community is invited to join the guest speakers for an open discussion about the politics, ethics and unintended consequences of hip-hop’s mass
consumption and production. - Drexel University

Monday, November 29, 2010

New Music: Hey Champ - Winner's Circle Vol. 2 [Mix]
















Recently someone in the shoutbox wanted to know what's going on with Hey Champ. Well, seems like they've been working on some new songs & remixes.

Here goes Volume 2 of their Winner Circle's series which features all new Hey Champ remixes and tracks from Penguin Prison, Luke Million, Tensnake and others plus a brand new Hey Champ song.

You can listen to the mix in the player above and download it if you like what you hear.



Besides that they offer 25% off of every bundle of their debut album "Star" for the next 24 hours. So if you haven't gotten it yet, click HERE to do so!

Video: Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On (VIOLIN COVER)


I love the fact that we're getting more and more covers of this track. This one right here is incredible! Peter Lee Johnson with a Violin Cover of 'The Show Goes On' mixed with Pachelbel's Cannon.

Pics: Lupe Fiasco Meet & Greet @ PHLI in Chicago


We had a video of this on here previously, now NBC Chicago comes through with some pics of Lupe's Meet & Greet at PHLI in Chicago. Photos courtesy of KingVision.

More after the jump!

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Fake Shore Drive


While in town for the Holidays, and for some Lasers promo, we caught up with Lupe after a stop at WBEZ – Vocalo Radio.

With FSD correspondent Laura Mitchell running point, we chopped it up with Lupe about the leaks, his thoughts on bloggers and blogsites (does he hate us all?), the MTV rant, “S.L.R” vs. “The Show Goes On”, being Principal for a day at Crown Academy, and he also shouts out his favorite Chicago rappers (some of whom will definitely surprise you). So tune in to our long overdue sit down with Mr. Fiasco. - FakeShoreDrive

Vibe Mag's lame excuse to put Lupe on a list named "The 10 Most Disappointing Rappers of 2010"


Vibe Mag included Lupe in a list called "The 10 Most Disappointing Rappers of 2010." They put him on position 9, read their reasoning below and my opinion about it after that.

The Case: Going into 2009, Lupe Fiasco became an underground legend of sorts. With two critically acclaimed and rap blog approved albums under his belt, Chi-Town’s nerd with swag promised a final three disc opus. As time progressed, Lupe continued to change his plans and sight problems with his recording home Atlantic Records as the main source for the album’s delay.

The Verdict: With a sole mixtape release last November (Enemy of the State), Lupe stans continue to wait on a full length album going on 3 years. Now twitter rants about rap blogs contributing to the unauthorized piracy and label politics continuing to delay his now shortened, single disc album. In reality, his reluctant behavior has transformed Lupe into the rap version of the Boy Who Cried Wolf.


So dear Vibe Mag editor, you put someone on a list of Disappointing Rappers cause he hasn't put an album out in 3 years which wasn't even his own fault in the most parts? How lame is that. The reason behind the 3 disc album not being released was his label not being cool with it and we don't even have to talk about the whole Atlantic/360 Deal/Lasers situation anymore...

Besides that, if he'd want to, which is not the case, he could even wait 5 years between releases like some rock groups do and no one could do anything against it cause it's up to him and his label.

Besides that, he's entitled to his own opinion and free to talk about whatever he wants to on his Twitter, like everyone else does. No need to critize him for this either. If you don't like it, that's your problem. I usually don't post about bullshit like this to stay out of it, but this right here is just stupid on Vibe's part and needs to be addressed.

Lupe Fiasco Fan Forum - LUPEmperor


One of our readers, Hachi, started a Lupe Fiasco fan forum. So, if you want to, you can check it out and sign up right HERE

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

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On (Cover by David Pinard x AJ Oran)


David Pinard & AJ Oran cover Lupe's The Show Goes On


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Now Available: Fallacy of Rome - "Together We Ride" Collection

The Fallacy Of Rome capsule collection was brought about through the joint minds of Lupe Fiasco’s F.O.R Fall Of Rome & highly revered hand-screen duo and his long time friends Le Messie & Amanda Scully of FALSE.

Click HERE to order!!! ...and click HERE for other new FALSE and B.O.D releases!

Also check some FALSE F/W lookbook pics ft. Lupe after the jump!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Video: Lupe Fiasco meets fans at Marquette University


Lupe surprised students at Marquette University on 11/23/2010 by attending a forum sponsored by WMUR Marquette Radio and hosted by the station's own DJ Poizon Ivy.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Lupe Fiasco's 'The Show Goes On' falls to #86 on the Billboard Hot 100


This week 'The Show Goes On' falls to position 86 on the Billboard Hot 100 after debuting on position 57 last week.

Seeing that Radio Promo is in full effect right now this will most likely/hopefully change again next week and it'll start to climb further up.

If you didn't get it yet, the song is available HERE

Video: Lupe Fiasco on the Angie Martinez Show



We already gave you the audio of Lupe's interview with Angie on Hot 97 a few days ago, now there's a video, too! Check it out!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pharrell says Lupe Fiasco could join N*E*R*D


In a recent interview with HardknockTV Pharrell said that if there was a fourth member of N.E.R.D it would be Lupe and that people should not be surprised if they do an album together but it wouldn't be on the next album because N.E.R.D has already started working on an album and its going to be Nature based. (check 4:27)

Mickey Factz speaks on joining the All City Chess Club


In a recent interview Lupe revealed that Mickey Factz is also a part of the All City Chess Club line up now. Mickey talked to Vibe about it and shared his thoughts.

“Me and Lupe, we’ve spoken a lot in the past, toured together, so it just makes sense,” Mickey says of joining the team. “We kind of have the same ideology when it comes to music, so I’m glad that he finally decided to put me down. It’s definitely a natural fit.”

Click HERE for the full article!

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ the Hot Boyz [Power 92]


Lupe Fiasco stopped by Power 92 in Chicago yesterday for an interview with the Hot Boyz! He talked about beefing on twitter, Soulja Boy, Kanye & Bush and more.

Rhymefest & Lupe Fiasco To Provide Food To Needy Chicago Families Today

Registered voters in Chicago's 20th Ward, where 'Fest is running for office, are offered meal supplies today, if they are registered voters.

After working together for a campaign fundraiser earlier this month, Chicago, Illinois emcees Rhymefest and the Lupe Fiasco Foundation are teaming up again, this time to feed families within the 20th Ward of the city. Today, in the same district that Rhymefest is running for Alderman, the two emcees have announced "Vote To Eat." - DX

More info's HERE

Trailer: Trae Tha Truth x Lupe Fiasco - 'Bad Don't Seem So Wrong' Video


Check a small sneak peek of the upcoming video for Trae and Lupe's "Bad Don't Seem So Wrong" directed by Jordan Tower.

Video: Lupe Fiasco Meet & Greet @ PHLI in Chicago


Lupe stopped by PHLI in Chicago yesterday to greet his fans and answer a few questions. Lu explains the situation between him and Atlantic, the current status of 1st & 15th records, how "Lasers" will be one of the most controversial albums you've ever heard and much more!

Lupe also says that a new Trilly & Truly collection is dropping very soon!

via WIMH

Video: Lupe Fiasco - Thoughts on Kanye West's Apology to George W. Bush


While being interviewed on Vocalo 89.5 in Chicago yesterday, Lupe shared his thoughts on Kanye West's apology to ex-president George W. Bush.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Audio: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ DJ Hot Sauce


Lupe chopped it up with DJ Hot Sauce on Milwaukee's V110.7 JAMS earlier and besides talking about things like Fiasco Friday and his whole label drama he revealed that 'Stereo Sun' and 'Army Girl' won't be featured on Lasers, Lasers will have around 11 tracks (no bonus tracks) and that he plans to drop 2 albums next year.

Click HERE to listen to the interview!


Video: Lupe Fiasco raps Intro to Food & Liquor II


Lupe treats a Marquette University Hip-Hop forum to some bars from his next, next album, Food & Liquor II. - BlogThingy

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Yasmin [Power 98]

Yasmin sat down with Lupe Fiasco over the weekend to talk about his new album coming out next year! - Power98

Video: Nikki Jean - Welcome to my new House


Nikki moved into a new place recently and to celebrate that, she recorded this little video.
"Welcome to my new house, it's better than my last house, I still live in a glass house but this one's got more space."

Audio: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ DJ Greg Street

Pic via ANT

Lupe was on Greg Street's show on V-103 yesterday and chilled in the studio a bit, I said he chilled 'cause they barely talked about anything...blame it on the DJ.


Full Interview w/ Groundbreaking Video Productions


We posted an excerpt of this earlier, now here's the full thing. Lupe discusses Lasers, ACCC/CRS, his style of music, and more!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Video: Lupe Fiasco tells you why you should get 'Lasers'

Video courtesy of Cicely

Trae Tha Truth x Lupe Fiasco - 'Bad Don't Seem So Wrong' Video to drop in December!


Jordan Tower just took to twitter and revealed that they'll release the video for Trae and Lupe's "Bad Don't Seem so Wrong" in the first week of December.

Watch out for it!

Mistah F.A.B reveals title of collabo w/ Lupe Fiasco x Fashawn


We reported about this track a while back. Until now we didn't know the name of it but Mistah F.A.B answered someone's question on twitter today and revealed that the track is called "Yes Indeed"


Side note: Lupe will be on Invasion Radio with DJ Green Lantern tonight at 10pm, so tune in!

Video: Lupe Fiasco - 92Q Rap Attack Interview


Lupe was interviewed on 92Q's Rap Attack in Baltimore during his current radio promo tour and talked about Da Pak and the early days, his label refusing to release his album, his father, the BMF record, Chicago & gangs, Rhymefest, deciding against signing with Jay-Z's label and more.

Video: Lupe Fiasco Discusses Soulja Boy x SLR at Radio One Conference


TheSource comes through with some footage of the Radio One presented Media and Entertainment Conference that went down in Raleigh, NC on Saturday.

Video: Lupe Fiasco says 'Lasers' is a Revolutionary Album


While in Atlanta Lupe talked to StraightFromTheA.com, about the inspirations behind his upcoming album, Lasers, says that it's a revolutionary, more popular (not POP) sounding album with songs that have a social awareness edge to them.

He also revealed that there'll be another poem by his sister on the album and that his favorite song off the album is "Beautiful Lasers"

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Groundbreaking Video Productions interviews Lupe Fiasco


Groundbreaking Video Productions sat down with Lupe Fiasco in Charlotte, NC and talked about why his album was put on hold for so long, his Muslim faith, supergroups and more.

Pharrell promises: "CRS is 'cooking' "


Pharrell recently did an interview with the LA Times in which he talked about future projects and he said that the supergroup consisting of him, Kanye and Lupe is "cooking."

There is also that long brewing full-length album of Child Rebel Soldier, another side group -- this one comprised of Williams, Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco (recently the track “Don't Stop” surfaced as part of West’s G.O.O.D. Friday leaks). Williams promises the trio is “cooking.” - via LA Times

Whatever they'll serve us, I'm sure it'll be a good meal. HA!

While we at it, click HERE to download the 'Don't Stop' Instrumental.

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ A. Black


A. Black caught up with Lupe to talk about his upcoming album, Lasers, his label situation and the 'Don't Stop' record that dropped as a G.O.O.D Friday track. Talking about G.O.O.D Friday, what's up with this week's track 'Ye?

Lupe Fiasco wants to bring some Balance to the Game


Carolina Redd interviewed Lupe yesterday and asked him what he wants to bring to the game. He said that his whole purpose is to bring some balance.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lupe Fiasco will be on Vocalo Radio on Tuesday


Lupe will be on Vocalo 89.5 FM this coming Tuesday for an interview with Jesse Menendez at 3PM. You'll be able to listen to it right HERE so tune in!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Media & Entertainment Convention

Are you currently a working professional in the media and entertainment industry and would like to take your career to the next level? Are you a college student who dreams of making big in the media and entertainment industry? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then the M.E.C is an event you can't miss!

If you're in the Raleigh, NC area and are interested in purchasing tickets to attend or more information, then click Here



Lupe will also be speaking on a panel at the event, so don't miss out!

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ TT Torrez


Lupe Fiasco stopped through iPower to discuss some of America's economies major problems. TT Torrez sat with Lupe as he talked about why he questions America's authorities, Arizona's highly controversial immigration law (sb1070) and why he thinks that it's important to bring such topics to the masses and invoking it in his lyrics.

Shouts to Young Kingz

Video: Lupe Fiasco discusses Leaks, Kanye West & Jay Electronica w/ PATisDOPE


Another clip from the TFM Writer's Wrap. In this one Lupe discusses Leaks, his future after Lasers, Kanye West and doing an album with Jay Electronica.

Houston Press: Lupe Fiasco - 4 ways he'll write a song about YOU


Houston Press put a list called 'Lupe Fiasco - 4 ways he'll write a song about you' together. Click HERE to check it out! - Can you think about some more ways? If so, post your ideas in the comments!

Alternative Video: Lupe Fiasco @ TMF's Writer's Rap


We posted a video of this yesterday, now here's an alternative version in 2 parts, all together this is a bit longer than the previous video. Part 1 above, part 2 below.

TFM held their first Writer's Rap with Lupe Fiasco at their local offices in Downtown Baltimore, Art District. The event allowed bloggers and photographers from all over to participate in an open forum with Atlantic Records Hip Hop mainstream artist Lupe Fiasco. Each question asked pertained to Lupe as an artist and his ideas and thoughts on his upcoming album entitled Lasers, set to hit stores on March 8th


Footage courtesy of Mark Milly

Audio: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ DJ ENVY

Pic via ANT

On his current radio promo tour Lupe also recently stopped by SiriusXM's HipHopNation for an interview with DJ Envy. He talked about the Atlantic Records situation, Lasers, album features and more. Excuse the poor sound quality, but hey, better than nothing.


Audio courtesy of DatKid and Acirema

Video: Lupe Fiasco talks WorldStarHipHop w/ EZSTREET


EzStreet talked to Lupe on 93.9 WKYS recently and asked him about a whole bunch of videos that were posted on WSHH.

They talked about Soulja Boy and 50 Cent, Lupe said he would do a song with Justin Bieber and the DJ played him Bieber's recent Freestyle (which Lupe says wasn't a freestyle, obviously.) They also discussed Jay Elect, Wiz Khalifa, Mayweather and more.

UPDATE: Brought this entry back up cause we now have the full interview. Lupe additionally talks about Kat Stacks and reveals that Alex Da Kid and Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis produced tracks for Lasers.

Lupe Fiasco - Chicago Meet & Greet

If you're in Chicago (or somewhere in that area), there will be a Lupe Fiasco Meet & Greet athe the PHLI store on Tuesday, November 23rd! It's brought to you by WBMZChicago and Atlantic Records.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Live Stream: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ DJ Radio Raheem


Lupe is live on 103 Jamz w/ DJ Radio Raheem right now and just revealed that Trey Songz is on Lasers, also said that he got a lot of new beats from Soundtrakk in the last few days. Check the live stream above!

UPDATE: Lupe just left...

Video: Lupe Fiasco @ TMF's Writer's Rap


We had a couple of pics and a little article with some interview excerpts from TMF's Writer's Rap with Lupe Fiasco on here previously, now here's a video of it!

He talked about the state of Hip Hop, touring, his growth as an artist & how he got more simple compared to some of his previous works, Lasers, and more.

Video via TFMoutLoud

Audio: Lupe Fiasco on The Angie Martinez Show


Lupe stopped by The Angie Martinez Show on HOT 97 and talked about Fiasco Friday, his The Readers Book Club and picking songs for Lasers.

DOWNLOAD: Angie x Lupe

Lupe Fiasco is on Hot 97 w/ Angie Martinez today at 4PM


Click HERE to tune in!

Lupe Fiasco - 'The Show Goes On' Video News


Within the last couple of weeks, better yet, ever since "The Show Goes On" dropped people were curious to know if or when there'll be a video for the song.

I can tell you now that they'll shoot a video for it within the next few days and it'll be directed by Hiro Murai who also directed B.o.B's video for Airplanes and Usher's DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love. That's all I know so far...


Props to Nav for the info.


Lupe Fiasco x Curren$y


Whatever might come out of this...I'm definitely looking forward to it - Jets Fool!!!

Lupe Fiasco's 'The Show Goes On' Debuts at Nr. 57 on the Billboard Hot 100


The charts are in and Lupe's first single off Lasers debuts at #57 this week on Billboard's Hot 100. Just to let you know how good of a debut this is, Superstar only debuted at position #76 and later on peaked at #10. The Show Goes On is also #31 in Digital Songs this week.

If you haven't purchased the song yet, you can do so HERE

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ TFM's Writer's Rap


Here are some pics from TFM's first Writer’s Rap with Lupe Fiasco which they held at their local offices in Downtown Baltimore, Art District yesterday. The event allowed bloggers and photographers from all over to participate in an open forum with Lupe.


More pics after the jump!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lupe Fiasco @ the Task Force Media Offices [Interview Excerpts]

Image courtesy of TaskForce

Lupe stopped by a Mount Vernon marketing office Wednesday afternoon and spoke with a small group of journalists and bloggers about Lasers, resolving his label drama and how he's helping his community.

On the sound of Lasers:
“Musically, I’m more comfortable bending genres. … The album feels more popular, if that makes sense. The message is a little more wider. More people will be able to get it and it’s more clear. I became more simple. Still complex, but I became adept at communicating better. … There’s a lot of rock influence on the record. A lot of trip-hop, downbeat stuff. Some of it doesn’t even sound like a hip-hop record.”

Click HERE to read the full report! [Audio and video to drop soon!]

uStream: Lupe Fiasco in the Task Force Media Offices


They're interviewing Lu right now. As of now, you can't hear anything on the stream though but that might change...so check it out!

UPDATE: It's over, you can enjoy the off-air picture of the stream above now until they upload a better video to their site, we'll keep you updated.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fallacy Of Rome: "Together We Ride" F/W 2010 Collection launches Nov. 23rd


Get ready for a whole bunch of FALSE releases, dropping all in one week from now.

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ The Shrine [Rhymefest Fundraiser]


Some pics of Lupe @ Rhymefest's Alderman of the 20th Ward fundraiser that went down at the Shrine on Sunday. More pics and a short video after the jump!

Video: Lupe Fiasco reaches 1 Million fans on Facebook!



Lupe sends out a thank you to all of his fans who "Liked" him on FaceBook. If you're not a fan on FaceBook yet, then don't forget to become one!

New Music: S-Preme - Spitfire


The first release off the S-Prodigy EP, which is dropping December 1st!

Decoded: Jay-Z in Conversation with Cornel West [Full Video]


Jay discussed his new book "Decoded" with Dr. Cornel West at the New York Public Library yesterday. Why am I posting this? Well, they briefly talked about Lupe who was also in the building (click on 'Watch Full Program' & check it at the 45:07 mark)

I met Lupe 10 years ago and I thought he was an extraordinary writer from there, I executive produced his first album...some of the things he's said are just mind boggling, if you sit down and really listen to some of the things this young man has said, you just can't believe it. - Jay on Lu

Shouts to RTNY

Monday, November 15, 2010

Video: Lupe Fiasco Freestyles @ The Shrine in Chicago


Lupe appeared as a special performer at Rhymefest's Campaign Fundraiser at the Shrine in Chicago yesterday. After performing "The Show Goes On" he went into a little freestyle session. - Footage courtesy of Sole-Search

UPDATE - Cam Be x Maks G come through with a better video:


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Video: SIXX - Superstar


I don't know if anyone remembers but we posted a video of SIXX before, back then it was a cover of Lupe's "Streets on Fire." Now here's a video of them performing "Superstar" on 987fm. - More on wearesixx.com

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Readers Book Club uStream Chat w/ Lupe Fiasco


UPDATE: The live chat is over now, if you missed it you can check out the recorded stream above! In this one Lupe discussed the book "Revolutionary Suicide" by Huey P. Newton.

The next book that's gonna be discussed is "John Brown" by W.E.B. Dubois. It's available for free online. Click HERE to check it out!

#TheReaders Book Club uStream chat goes down Today!


If you read "Revolutionary Suicide" by Huey P. Newton over the last
few weeks, CLICK HERE and tune in today at 6PM!

Video: Lupe Fiasco x Platinum Motorsport @ SEMA 2010


You might remember how Lupe tweeted from the SEMA show in Las Vegas some time ago. Here's some footage from Day 1, courtesy of Platinum Motorsport (Lupe @ 4:41)

Lupe Fiasco to be on V100.7 JAMZ on Tuesday


Lupe will join DJ Hot Sauce on V100.7 JAMZ in Milwaukee on Tuesday! Show starts around 6PM. You can listen online HERE

UPDATE: Interview was pushed back to Nov. 23rd!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Mixtape: J. Cole - Friday Night Lights


Here it is! J. Cole's long awaited new mixtape: "Friday Night Lights" - Tracklist and download link after the jump! Enjoy!

Lupe Fiasco says: "Fuck Bush!"


Lupe just took to Twitter to make the statements you see above. I guess they were made 'cause of the Kanye x Bush discussion that started again over the last few weeks, after Bush said that Kanye's Katrina comments were the "All time low point and the most disgusting moment" of his presidency.

Kanye replied to Bush's statement recently on DeviDev's show:

Well, I definitely can understand the way he feels to be accused of being a racist in any way. The same thing happened to me, I got accused of being a racist, with both situations it was a lack of compassion America felt.

With him, it was a lack of compassion for not rushing or taking the time to rush down to New Orleans. For me, it was a lack of compassion for cutting someone off in their moment.

Bush also made some other questionable statements recently - Read HERE

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Some old Nikki Jean Tracks


Nikki just uploaded a new video to youtube and included a download link to 10 of her older tracks, including Sunshine, Dirty Laundry and Plastic Loves You.

Click HERE to download! // Alternative Link

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Music: Charles Hamilton - All Alone (prod. by Woody)


In celebration of his birthday, here's Charles' first release off his album My Heart

Lupe Fiasco clarifies: 'SLR' is not a diss towards Soulja Boy


I guess this whole "Diss" discussion can finally end now. Soulja said he wasn't dissing Lu, and Lu just made it clear that he wasn't dissing Soulja Boy either...so, yeah!

Video: Soulja Boy talks Lupe Fiasco on 97.9 The Box


Soulja Boy did an interview with 97.9 The Box down in Houston where he clarified his recent comment about Lupe in XXL Mag. He said it was taken out of context and was never meant to be a shot against Lupe. (Check the 4:30 mark)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lupe Fiasco - 'SLR' video on the way? Maybe...


We just got the track and Lupe is already talking about eventually doing a video for it. I don't know if that will actually happen but we'll see...

Fallacy Of Rome: 'Together We Ride' Collection to drop in a few Days


FALSE is about to roll out their new Fall/Winter 2010 collections very soon. I'm looking forward to all of them, especially the new Fallacy of Rome stuff. Stay tuned for more!

PREVIOUSLY: FALLACY OF ROME - Together We Ride (Promo)

New Music: Lupe Fiasco - Super Lupe Rap (prod. by Soundtrakk)


"Flow is soo nuts, this track is getting T-Bagged" - Lupe

via FSD

UPDATE: Check the lyrics HERE

Monday, November 8, 2010

Lupe FIasco's 'The Show Goes On' is out on iTunes!


Grab it from iTunes now and DON'T stop requesting it on your local radio stations!

It's also available through Amazon and other digital outlets!

And So It Begins....


Keep your eyes open for this..."SLR" on the way! Friend of the People!

Pics: Lupe Fiasco - Principal for a Day


You might remember how Lupe tweeted about being principal for a day at Crown Academy in Chicago. Here are some pics of it. More after the jump!

Lupe Fiasco in NY Mag's 'A History of Rap As Literature''


NY Mag has this featured up on their site called 'A History of Rap As Literature' in which they list 'The artists who flowed so fine they turned Old School rhymes into poetry.'

Lupe is featured and here's what they said about him:

2006: Lupe Fiasco - THE NEW GUARD
Keeping literary lyricism alive in an era of hook-driven “ringtone” rap.

Click HERE to check out the whole feature!