Billboard: Lupe Fiasco Drops Label Beef to Focus on 'Lasers'

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Although Lupe Fiasco's upcoming album "Lasers" has suffered noticeable delays due to label disputes and leaked tracks, the Grammy award-winning rapper plans on making this release his biggest yet.

"Lasers," out March 8, 2011, will feature superstar producing duo the Neptunes, as well as guest spots from Trey Songz and U.K. rapper Sway. The album's lead single "The Show Goes On," which saw a proper release and video last week, is a song Fiasco said will appeal to "die-hard Lupe Fiasco fans."

"It's a big controversial record, and a lot of ears should perk up on this song. It really is what the direction of 'Lasers' is all about," Fiasco tells Billboard.com

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For now, Fiasco looks forward to the release of "Lasers" -- and to furthering his own musical legacy, despite the industry hiccups that have plagued him along the way.

"I think I set the precedent for record labels -- showed everyone that you can have rappers that don't fit the format and still have a presence," says Fiasco. "You look at a person like me, or Kanye [West], and it was sort of a shock to the system. I definitely think I was part of changing that, and an influence to a lot dudes that are coming out today."

Click HERE for the full report.

Poem: Bishop G - 'Oh Guarding Tool - Oh Garden Tool'

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2nd week. We bring you another new poem by Bishop G! Check it out below!

More Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ The Platinum Motorsport Toys 4 Tots Charity Event

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We posted a few pics from this charity event a couple of days ago, now here are some more courtesy of Platinum Motorsport. Check them all below!

Woody x Rhymestyle - The In-Crowd Show - Lift Off

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SuperProducer Woody and our very own Rhymestyle have a new Podcast series called The In-Crowd Show which will be fully starting next year. They'll be discussing Hip Hop, internet stuff and more. As a little test run they produced a show in which they discuss their Top 5 mixtapes of the year.

Click HERE to listen and HERE to follow on Twitter!

Mixtape: Asher Roth x Nottz - RAWTH EP

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The long awaited Asher x Nottz EP is finally here! Grab it here

MTV Jam of the Week: The Show Goes On

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Lupe's The Show Goes On is MTV Jams' official Jam of the Week! So you can tune in to MTV Jams all week long to see the video on heavy rotation!

Video: Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On

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Check out the Hiro Murai directed video for The Show Goes On!

We're Going Mobile!

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I know this is something that should have been done a long time ago..but it wasn't really possible to do, due to Blogger and all..blah blah. But now there's a mobile version of our blog, so if you check it on your phone it'll be easier to navigate.

Some phones gonna support the mobile thing and automatically show the mobile page, others, like my Blackberry, don't and you might have to use a special mobile link, in that case, just go HERE and bookmark the site on your phone!

I hope y'all like it and it'll hopefully make surfing the site from your phone a better experience.

MVPuppets: Christmas Edition [Ft. Lupe as Blitzen]

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Considering the time of the year, it's only right to bring those videos back. Blitzen vs. Santa, LeBron and Kobe. Check the clips after the jump!

New Mixtape: Diggy - Past Presents Future

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Check out Diggy's new tape, Past Presents Future, featuring Diggy going in over various old school beats. Tracklist and Download Link after the jump!

Bishop G is Back! - One Poem Per Week

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Bishop G is back! We'll bring you one poem from him every week from now on. The first one can be found right after the jump so check it out!

Pics: Lupe Fiasco - 'The Show Goes On' Video Shoot

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Check out pictures from the TSGO video shoot, follow the link to see more!


Video: Terry Kennedy says there's no more beef with Lupe Fiasco

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Recently, HardKnockTV caught up with Terry Kennedy. At 3:27, they ask him about his previous issues with Lupe. Among other things, he says that they are now cool and there are no longer any problems between the two. He also talks about what he learned from the situation. Check it out above!

LASERS! The Release Celebration!

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Looks like the Matts who helped organize the Fiasco Friday protest are now planning a celebration for the fans around the Lasers release date. If you are in the NY area and want to help out, then follow this Link!

New Music: Kanye West - Christmas In Harlem (Ft. Cam'ron x Jim Jones x Vado x Cyhi Da Prynce x Pusha-T x Musiq Soulchild x Teyana Taylor x Big Sean)

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After a few weeks without any GOOD Friday tracks (it's not really friday today either...lol!) Yeezy dropped the final Dipset version of his Christmas joint today. Right in time for the festivities!

S-Preme - S-Prodigy mixtape release Party

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S-Prodigy dropped a few weeks ago, now there'll be a mixtape release party at the Double Door in Chicago on January 3rd 2010. S-Preme will perform the whole S-Prodigy EP! Be there if you're in Chicago or somewhere in that area!

Video: Wyclef Jean discusses Haiti w/ Nikki Jean

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Lil B Salutes Lupe Fiasco in Exclusive LupEND Interview

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I had a chance to do this very rare interview with Lil B yesterday about his creative process, working with other artists, co-signs he's received, Lupe Fiasco and more!

LupEND: Lupe recently mentioned you in an interview and gave you a co-sign. How does it feel to get co-signs from all these other artists who been on their grind for so long?

Lil B: Man, I mean it's amazing, to be co-signed by Lupe really shut down everybody. No one can really say anything after Lupe co-signs me cause that's just one of the most respected.

Lupe Fiasco's "The Show Goes On" Music Video Premieres on Christmas Day!

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Happy Holidays Generation Lasers! Your gift will be here on Christmas Day! 12/25 - log on to watch the world premiere of "The Show Goes On" right here on LupeFiasco.com!

The video is super dope and was directed by Hiro! And don't forget to cop Lasers in stores March 8th! Lots more to come as well including a brand new LupeFiasco.com and new tracks off the album coming in the next month, so keep it locked!!! FNF UP!! - LupeFiasco.com

UPDATE: Video premieres at 10am EST!

Official Lupe Fiasco iPhone App

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You can now get the official Lupe Fiasco application featuring news, videos, updates and more. Stay connected with all the latest updates from Lupe Fiasco from your iPhone.

It's free...click HERE to check it out!

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ The 1st annual Platinum Motorsport Toys 4 Tots Charity Event

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The 1st annual Platinum Motorsport Toys 4 Tots charity event benefiting needy children of Los Angeles went down on Sunday Dec. 19th. People were asked to donate new, unwrapped toys to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas. At the end of the event they had 20 huge bins filled with toys.

Lupe came through to show his support and so did Ben Baller. More pics below!

A "Cool" Jacket [Throwback]

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Whilst tweeting some Lupe Fiasco lyrics today, Mikill Pane responded to me, re
citing the rest of the lyrics. I then asked him what he knew about Lupe and he sent me a link to this dope photo of him wearing a Lupe x Romanelli jacket from The Cool collection.

You all remember those, right? Bringing back some good old memories and the question: Wouldn't a Lasers jacket be cool?

Video Premiere: Mick Luter - Dumb it Down [Freestyle]

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I don't know how many of y'all remember this freestyle, we posted it over a year ago. Mick was planning to drop a mixtape back then but somehow it got scrapped. Now he's back with his "The Myth" mixtape which just dropped and also includes the "Dumb it Down" freestyle.

To go along with it, he decided to drop the video that he shot for the song, too. Check it out above and enjoy! Shouts to Mick for letting us premiere the vid!

Click HERE to download The Myth (presented by FSD x ImSoChi)

Pic: Lupe Fiasco in the Studio

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Photo courtesy of @calebslife


Does this have something to do with 12.25.10? We'll see...

No More Classic Rock; Black Eyed Peas Pick For Super Bowl Halftime

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything hip hop-related at the Super Bowl halftime show. As a matter of fact, if you’re of the younger generation, you’re probably feeling like it’s been a while since you’ve wanted to watch a Super Bowl halftime show.


The Super Bowl odds makers originally projected that the classic rock theme – which has gone on since 2004 – would continue again in 2011 but to the delight of many, the group that will be performing at Super Bowl XLV is The Black Eyed Peas.


If you’re wondering what keyed off the classic rock run, just think back to 2004. It was a performance with Nelly, P. Diddy, Justin Timberlake and, of course, Janet Jackson. There was also a significant wardrobe malfunction and some nipple slippage, which led to Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Tom Petty.


Now we get something a little more modern as The Black Eyed Peas should cover the palates of a number of different fans. They aren’t hardcore hip hop; they do have a definite infusion of pop and that should make it a fun show.


The Black Eyed Peas have previously done a couple of big football games, including the Super Bowl pre-game show in 2005 and also the halftime show of the Grey Cup, which is the championship game in the Canadian Football League.


Obviously, this stage will be one of the largest they have been on as over 230 countries will be watching with virtually all of North America as well. The Black Eyed Peas have sold over 28 million albums worldwide and are one of the most popular hip hop groups nowadays.


Super Bowl XLV will take place on February 6th, 2011.

Audio: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Pirate Radio

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Lupe called in to the Pirate Radio show on Bulls Radio in Florida on Friday. He talked about Lasers and who he worked with for the album, dumbed down Hip Hop, Southern Hip Hop and more. Listen below!

Lupe Fiasco - I Gotcha [Arkane Beats Remix]

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Arkane Beats gave Lupe's "I Gotcha" a nice lil soulful backdrop...dope!

Pics: CRS - 'Us Placers' Video [BTS]

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VA$HTIE just recently posted some pics from the 'Us Placers' video shoot on her blog, while I'm pretty sure that I've seen most of those before I thought some of y'all might haven't. So check some more after the jump!

Video: Bam Alexander playing to 'Flashing Lights' by Kanye West

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Just messing around with a few licks on this song... It had been a minute since I had been able to do a little shedding and Alysa Powell made me sit down to this @bdubtheproducer's studio. - BAM

Overthrown Junta: Trilly & Truly Leather Pouch

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RSVP Gallery in Chicago just received Lupe's Overthrown Junta Leather Jackets & Vests and along with them they also got the pouches that you can see above.

Overthrown Junta is now available in store at RSVP Gallery in Chicago and Online!

Lupe Fiasco is set to perform with The Robert Glasper Experiment in New York

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Lupe will be the special guest at The Robert Glasper Experiment's shows at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York on Feb. 25th and 26th 2011!

There are 2 shows each day, one at 8:00PM and one at 10:30 PM.
The Robert Glasper Experiment is a group consisting of Robert Glasper, Casey Benjamin, Derrick Hodge and Chris Dave which experiments with the fusion of Jazz and Hip Hop.

They previously worked with artists such as Mos Def, Jay-Z, Talib Kweli, Pete Rock and many more. This should be interesting!

Reservations can be made right HERE (25th at 8) HERE (25th at 10:30)
HERE (26th at 8) and HERE (26th at 10:30)

12.25.10??

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What could it be?? Let the discussion begin!

Lupe Fiasco Trilly & Truly Jacket to be auctioned to benefit a Good Cause

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Starting Friday, Dec. 17th, several celebrities - including Lupe Fiasco - are putting their coats off their back on the auction block for a good cause.

The auction, running through December 27th on eBay, is part of The Glad Products Company’s Celebrity Coat Auction with all proceeds benefitting One Warm Coat, a nonprofit organization that provides free coats and cold-weather accessories to families in need.

Lupe gave a Trilly & Truly jacket and you'll be able to bid on it HERE

Lupe Fiasco - Lasers - UV Tattoo

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Jayda got this tattoo on her 21st birthday. She explains: 'I decided to make my birthday a memorable one, getting a tattoo of something I truly believe in. Something that I want to live and fight for every day.'

So she got a Lasers UV tattoo that only "shines" under blacklight.

Vote for Lupe Fiasco's "The Show Goes On" [Best of the Booth Awards 2010]

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'The Show Goes On' is nominated in the category "Best Hip Hop Record (Mainstream)" at this years' Best of the Booth awards over at DJBooth.net.

Also nominated is Sarah Green for her collabo "Dirty Rose" w/ Lupe in the category "Best R&B / Pop Record (Unsigned / Independent)."

Click HERE to vote!

Lupe Fiasco's "The Show Goes On" makes CoS's 'Top 50 Songs of 2010' List

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Consequence of Sound put together a list of their top 50 songs of 2010 and Lupe's 'The Show Goes On' made it to #44. Check the full list HERE

3 Years LupEND Blog

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Today, 3 years ago, I published the first blog entry on here, without even knowing what the fuck I was doing and getting myself into...lol! And after 3 years...we're still here updating you every day...

Some statistics: In the last 3 years we published over 4270 posts which got over 22.000 comments and generated over 4.4 Million page views. That's pretty powerful stuff for a 'Fan blog/site.'

Thanks to all of our readers, who come back regularly to check for updates and news. Without you, we'd be nothing. Also shout out to all the artists, all the media outlets, blogs, photographers, fans and everyone from FNF who supported us within' the last 3 years, it's much appreciated.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LupEND Blog...3 years...let's go for another 3!

RefinedHype Awards: Lupe Fiasco wins "Best Rapper"

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Fan Power! Lupe won one of this years' RefinedHype Awards in the category "Best Rapper (Major)" with a whopping 320 votes (58.93%) - Congrats!

Lupe Fiasco @ Converse's SoHo NYC Grand Opening Launch Event

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Last Thursday, Converse hosted a party celebrating the grand opening of its first retail store in New York City’s Soho neighborhood. Q-Tip was one of the DJ's at the event and Lupe was one of the celebrity guests together with Jim Jones and Julius “Dr. J” Erving.

The new Soho store is located at 560 Broadway and offers the largest offering of Converse footwear in the world, showcasing the breadth of the brand’s collections. - Nitrolicious

Video: Ashanti "The Mad Violinist" Floyd - 'The Show Goes On' [Violin Freestyle]

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Ashanti "The Mad Violinist" Floyd who actually plays the violin on Lupe's "The Show Goes On" goes in on a freestyle over the track in the video above. Check it out!

Audio: Lupe Fiasco - Power 92 Chicago Interview

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I posted a small part of this interview a few days ago, it's the one in which Lupe said that there won't be a mixtape before Lasers drops. Now here's the full thing! Lupe talks about Fiasco Friday, Lasers, CRS, Twitter, his dislike for TSA pat-downs and more.

Video: Lupe Fiasco's DJ Set @ Vitamin Water's Winter Escape

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Check out a quick clip from Lupe Fiasco's first ever DJ set that took place at Chicago's Whiskey Sky 12/3/10, presented by Vitamin Water. - RubyHornet

Video: Lupe Fiasco talks Lil B collab

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You may remember that we posted about a possible Lupe Fiasco x Jay Electronica x Lil B collab. While at The Future Of Hip Hop forum in Drexel University, Lupe was asked (@8:29) why he would work with an artist like Lil B.

He says that the track isn't official yet, but doesn't rule out the possibility of the collaboration taking place. He also talks about his open-minded approach when it comes to working with different artists. Check it out above!

Lupe Fiasco x The Bullitts

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SoulCulture revealed that UK band, The Bullitts, worked with Lupe Fiasco on their upcoming mixtape series. Here's what they had to say:
Taking their name from Steve McQueen’s 1968 Bullitt thriller, an intriguing new “action adventure” musical outfit by the name of The Bullitts is on the way with a creative concept inspired by the short stories of Roald Dahl.

Information at this point is sketchy but we’re told their first single, “Close Your Eyes”, is due for release in February 2011 and features Jay Electronica and Lucy Liu, followed by the groups’ debut album They Die By Dawn, which also features Mos Def and Tori Amos.

In the meantime, the outfit have been working with the likes of Passion Pit, Kano, Roisin Murphy and Lupe Fiasco on a series of ‘FlixTapes’ – presenting their unique audio-visual take on the mixtape, reinventing classic TV theme tunes and film soundtracks.
Click HERE to listen to their collab with Jay Electronica and Lucy Liu!

Video: Lupe Fiasco explains "Dumb It Down"

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We previously posted videos of Lupe's visit to Drexel University, where he discussed the future of Hip Hop with Professor Michael Eric Dyson. Now, you can watch above as Lupe explains the origin of "Dumb It Down". He reveals what the original chorus was, and what inspired him to turn the song into what it is today.

PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco Preview's a New Verse

Audio: Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis says "Never Forget You" is the 2nd single off Lasers

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Previously, we posted a verse that was speculated to be from Lupe's 2nd single. Now, NPR gets an exclusive look from producer Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis on the creation of "Never Forget You".

They break-down the different instruments and sounds of the beat, and the addition of the chorus by John Legend and verses from Lupe. They also reveal that "Never Forget You" will be the 2nd single off Lasers.

Click HERE to listen to the in-depth analysis of "Never Forget You"!

Lupe Fiasco x Vocalo Radio (Interview)

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The interview Lu did with Vocalo radio is finally up on iTunes for download, so check it out if you haven't got a chance to hear it the first time!

Subscribe & Vote for Lupe Fiasco on Youtube

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Pretty sure a lot of people already are subscribed to Lupe on youtube, but if not, then follow this link to do so! Also if you do subscribe, you enter a contest to win a signed CD from Lu!

Pics: Lupe Fiasco in Overthrown Junta

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Previously, we posted about Lupe's new clothing line, Overthrown Junta. Now, HypeBeast comes through with an inside look at the new line.

Here's what they had to say:
Lupe Fiasco has launched a camo-leather based capsule collection for his fashion line, Trilly and Truly, called “Overthrown Junta”; the line was co-designed by Marisol Martinez, and was produced at the storied New-York-based leather house, Coyote Leather.

The line is a celebration of Fiasco’s love for the iconoclasm of punk rock, melded with his opinionated stance on war and peace. First featured on Esquire Magazine’s style blog, penned by noted fashion editor Josh Peskowitz, Fiasco’s capsule collection features both a leather motorcycle jacket, called “Malcolm” for $4,000, and a leather motorcycle vest, called “Martin” for $3000.

Overthrown Junta is also slated to launch a small run of leather portage goods, likely before the close of 2010. Overthrown Junta by Trilly and Truly can currently be found at RSVP Gallery in Chicago, with new retail accounts to be added in the near future at top-tier, ultra-premium retailers.
Hit the jump for more pics!

Video: Tate Tucker raps for Lupe Fiasco

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Lupe recently visited Professor Michael Eric Dyson's Sociology of Hip Hop class at Georgetown University. During his visit, Tate Tucker rapped for Lupe. Check the video of it above!

Watch an alternate video HERE!

Apathy advises Lupe Fiasco to Jump ship & get out of his Contract

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Apathy recently spoke to HipHopDX about his upcoming album Honkey Kong. While talking about it DX brought up Lupe's label situation, seeing that Apathy was signed to Atlantic himself, they asked him which advise he'd give Lupe.

DX: Speaking of labels, I just thought I’d get from a former Atlantic Records artist any advice you might have for Lupe Fiasco in his war with Atlantic?

Apathy: Oh shit, Lupe [Fiasco] doesn’t need any advice from me, man. Lupe’s a very smart dude, and he’s gonna come out on top… [But] I’m not even sure what [his] position is. Is it that he’s not getting the push from them and he wants more push?

DX: Well, yeah. It’s like, they abandoned him and then they came back [around], but… They put out “The Show Goes On,” which is hot, but then they still haven’t [released] a video for it or anything.

Apathy: Yeah, it’s like when you lose interest from the building and when you lose complete confidence from the building, it’s almost damn-near impossible to get that back. You might as well just say, “Alright, fuck this, I’m out…” A record label’s building and all the departments involved and everybody involved are almost like fickle, buzz-oriented girls.

And once you lose that initial buzz that you created, they don’t give a fuck about you. You’ll walk up in the building and they’ll smile and be like, “Yo, what’s up man? Oh shit! I’m feeling the new shit.” But, they’re not gonna work it.

It’s a very phony, corny situation… Like I said, Lupe definitely doesn’t need any advice from me, but I would say, Lu, fuckin’ jump ship, get the fuck outta there. You might as well take everything that’s built up from this point and go cake-off your own shit independently. Or go with somebody who completely gets Lupe Fiasco like Kanye West’s label or some shit like that.

Click HERE to read the full interview!

Video: Mikkey Halsted Interview w/ Gowhere Hip Hop

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Mikkey Halsted recently chopped it up with Gowhere Hip Hop. He discussed his upcoming projects Dark Room and Photo Album, his collabo with Lupe (at 11:15), Kanye's influence on him and more!

Lupe Fiasco on Online Piracy & How it affects Artists

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Lupe talked about Online Piracy and how it affects artists when their tracks get leaked with The BoomBox. Here are some excerpts:

"People are trapped in the culture where music needs to be free and you don't need to pay for it," he told The BoomBox. "I was just at Princeton, speaking at Cornel West's class, and someone asked that. They asked about the relationship between blogs and artists. I told them, at a bare minimum it costs me, literally out of my own pocket, it costs me $3,000 to $4,000 to make a song. It costs me about $700 to $800 to make a freestyle. I'm giving you that."

The Chi-town MC went on to discuss the difference between the tracks he dishes out compared to those bloggers take from him, unjustly.

"Just imagine if I work with The Neptunes, including studio time and everything that goes into it -- flying people around -- it gets up into the hundreds of thousands of dollars to make a song like 'I'm Beamin' or 'I Gotcha.'

So to kinda see it on the Internet and, for some instances, for sale, who are you to have the right to tell me that I shouldn't demand payment or feel a certain way for seeing people put my music out there like that. If I chose to do that, that's one thing. But I didn't choose to do that. That music was stolen."

Click HERE to read the full article!

Video: Lupe Fiaso discusses UGK w/ Rosenberg

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Peter Rosenberg caught up with Lupe a while ago (in June). Lupe talked with him about UGK, Bun B and what kind of influence they and the whole rap scene of Houston had on him and people in Chicago.

Video: Black Male: Re-Imagined Discussion

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If you missed yesterday's live webcast, you can watch the first 10 minutes above. Click 'Watch Full Program" to watch the full discussion!

Mixtape: B.o.B - No Genre

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You've been waiting for it and it's finally here! B.o.B's new mixtape No Genre!

Vote for Lupe at the first annual RefinedHype Awards!

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One of the categories is 'Best Rapper' and Lupe is one of the nominee's, so vote for him Here! - Also don't forget to run through the rest of the categories!

Live Webcast - Black Male: Re-Imagined Discussion [w/ Lupe Fiasco x Russell Simmons & Others]

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Today a community town hall discussion will kick off 'Black Male: Re-Imagined' — a national summit to address the negative perceptions and associations of black men and boys in American society.

The town hall conversation will feature an intergenerational group of artists, including Lupe Fiasco, Russell Simmons, Nick Cannon and others, who live at the intersection of culture and social change.

The discussion will start in an hour from now, at 6PM, so tune in to the live webcast above! In case you can't watch it or you're reading this and the webcast is already over, don't worry, Fora.tv will make the full webcast available soon after the broadcast.

If the player above doesn't work, click HERE to watch!

The Readers Book Club uStream on Sunday!

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You can still catch-up and read the book HERE. Unrelated to that, Lupe's also gonna have his album photo shoot this upcoming week!

Audio: Lupe Fiasco says that there won't be a Mixtape before the Album

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Power 92 Chicago just broadcasted an interview which their host Esko did with Lupe. I didn't manage to rip the full interview, I missed the part where he talked about Twitter and body scans at airports...

...but I did manage to catch the last part in which Lupe talked about Soulja Boy, eventually collaborating with him, and how he doesn't plan to drop a mixtape before Lasers drops because the album is crazy and he thinks that it'll be enough for people.


UPDATE: Lupe tweets...

Lupe Fiasco to speak @ Black Male: Re-Imagined Summit

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The Harlem Children’s Zone, American Values Institute, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement host a community town hall discussion to kick off Black Male: Re-Imagined—a national summit to address the negative perceptions and associations of black men and boys in American society. The town hall conversation will feature an intergenerational group of artists who live at the intersection of culture and social change.

Our hope is that this rich dialogue will empower black youth to use art and culture to transform self-images and empower communities to create change. AGENDA Monday, December 6th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Town Hall at Harlem Children's Zone A town hall with grantees, all conference invitees, and community to talk about the role of culture, media and politics from an intergenerational perspective.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Nick Cannon, Russell Simmons, Lupe Fiasco, John O’Neal, and Jordan Coleman - MODERATOR: Ann Beeson

Watch it live tomorrow night - Monday, December 6th @ 6:30pm EST right HERE!

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ Vitamin Water's Winter Escape

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We already told you about Lupe's DJ set during the Vitamin Water sponsored 'Winter Escape' at the Whiskey Sky, inside The W Hotel in Chicago, that went down on Friday. Now here we have a couple of pics from the event. - More after the jump!

Video: Lupe Fiasco - "The Show Goes On" [Drum Cover]

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After 2 acoustic, one violin and one piano cover, here's a drum cover of Lupe's "The Show Goes On."

Video: Baba Says Cool For Thought (Dance Routine)

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Lupe Fiasco morphs into 'Super DJ Lupe Fiasco'

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Photo courtesy of Vanessa De Luna

Vitamin Water held an exclusive Winter Escape party at the Whiskey Sky in Chicago yesterday. And guess who did an exclusive DJ set there? Yup, that's right, Lupe!

Tracks he played included Kanye West's All of the Lights, Cudi's Ashin' Kusher & Enter Galactic, Nirvan's Smells Like Teen Spirit, N*E*R*D's She Wants To Move, Wiz Khalifa's Black & Yellow, some of his own and more.

Request 'The Show Goes On' on the Radio [Update]

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The wonderful people over at Kanye To The compiled a list of 110+ radio stations that take online song requests, so you know what that means?? YES! Head over there now and start filling out the forms and request The Show Goes On!

Click Here for details and start requesting!

Video: Lupe Fiasco speaks @ Drexel University

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Photo courtesy of IllAntic

We previously had a clip of Lu spittin' a verse from a new song at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Now here's footage of him discussing his views on Hip Hop, the music industry and more. Check all the clips (courtesy of Jasmine Whaley) after the jump!

Video: Lupe Fiasco Preview's a New Verse

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While at Drexel University to discuss The Future of Hip Hop, Lupe spit a new verse from a track that is featured on Lasers and according to several people who were there, Lupe said it's going to be the next single.

Video: Anti-Anti & FALSE featured on Attack of the Show

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If you caught Attack Of The Show today, then you probably noticed a familiar brand featured on today's episode!

Video: Lupe Fiasco - At War with Lasers

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"At one point it wasn't about Lasers, it was about 'yo, we want out," says Lupe Fiasco about his long standoff with Atlantic Records.

Lupe had a completed project, and an eager fan base awaiting it, yet Atlantic Records did not want to release Lupe's 3rd studio album, citing creative differences and corporate concerns.

In this interview we talk to Lupe about his feelings during the holdout, as well as how this ordeal has affected his relationship with the music found on the new LP and his enthusiasm to promote it.

We also talk about the impact of all the protests and demonstrations on the future of the music business, and how he finds grounding and support in the Lasers Manifesto. - Ruby Hornet

3 of 'The 50 Greatest Chicago Rap Songs' are by Lupe Fiasco

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FakeShoreDrive and Complex put together a list of "The 50 Greatest Chicago Rap Songs" and 3 of Lupe's songs made the list. Failure is on position #26, Superstar on #14 and Kick, Push can be found on #6.

Click HERE to check the full list!