Here's another clip of Lupe's performance from last night's @ The Music Hall of Williamsburg. Head over to ImSoLove to see more!
Monday, February 28, 2011
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Lupe got on the phone with Complex and talked with them about 'The Show Goes On,' 'Words I Never Said' and his Love/Hate relationship with Lasers.
“I don’t like the process behind Lasers. The music is dope but I just don’t like the process. We were literally at the point where all this music was done except for a couple songs that we did after the protest. So the bulk of the album was done.And we were talking about shelving the album and going to another label, that’s where we were like, ‘If you put the record out, put it out. Either move on to another album or can it and we’ll do other records at another label.’ The business of it got solved. I’m happy for the fans, this is their album. This is the album that they fought for and that’s what made me do songs like ‘Words I Never Said’ and ‘All Black Everything.’"
Read the full article HERE
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Sunday, February 27, 2011
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Here we have some footage of Lupe's performance with The Robert Glasper Experiment at the Blue Note in NYC yesterday. In the clip above they pay tribute to J Dilla and Lupe freestyles over 'E=MC2.'
Below you can see them perform unique renditions of I'm Beamin' & Paris, Tokyo.
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Saturday, February 26, 2011
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Lupe Fiasco will be at the FYE store in Elizabeth, NJ on March 5th and at the FYE store in Chicago, IL on March 10th to sign your Lasers copy! So be there!
UPDATE: Lupe will also be at the Norfolk Naval Base Exchange on March 3rd. At the 2 events before the album release you go to event, pre-order the CD, get the CD booklet, and then get it signed by Lupe! - More in-store events to be announced soon!
Friday, February 25, 2011
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Lupe's Live Webcast just started! Click HERE to ask him your questions!
UPDATE: Live Stream is over but you can watch the recorded webcast above!
Lupe talked about the Words I Never Said video, said that his concert on March 7th in New York will be broadcasted live online and he also said that there'll be some type of contest where you can send in a video treatment for 'All Black Everything.'
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There's been a lot of talk about this track and now, after there was a listening session for the album, it's been finally officially confirmed; 'If You Want To" (formerly known as Horn Synth) [ft. Pharrell x Lupe] will be featured on Travis Barker's upcoming album "Give The Drummer Some." The album drops March 15th. - Check the tracklist below!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
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Lupe's 'The Show Goes On' climbed up 13 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, from position #57 to #44. This marks the highest Hot 100 chart position for the song so far!
Meanwhile 'Words I Never Said' dropped out of the Hot 100 after debuting on #89 last week. - via Billboard
PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco's 'The Show Goes On' goes Gold!
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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If you're in the New York area this weekend, on the 27th, make sure to RSVP to this event! Spaces are limited so hurry up! - RSVP and details Here
The RSVP list is officially full, so if you didn't sign up, then you'll have to catch the performance when the video drops on March 15th. Also heads up, make sure you arrive early because late arrivals are NOT guaranteed admission (Yes even if you registered).
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MTV is taking their Spring Break event to Las Vegas this year and this time it'll be a 21+ event. The show will be taped in March and air later that month. Musical acts scheduled to appear include Pitbull, Lupe Fiasco, Wiz Khalifa and Jason Derulo.
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Lupe is featured in the March issue of DETAILS Mag. He talks about Lasers, reveals the albums he'd take with him on a Desert Island and shortly describes his own 3 albums.
Check an excerpt:
On a recent afternoon in Brooklyn, Fiasco, 29, explains why his new album, Lasers, took so long. "I wanted to make a popular record," he says, looking every bit the inscrutable intellectual in black shades, black porkpie hat, and black leather jacket, "but by my definition of popular."That meant inciting "an uprising of the people," he says, with apparent sincerity—not surprising, perhaps, coming from a guy whose Black Panther father taught him how to fire assault rifles as a kid.
READ it all HERE
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Gold status bitches! Busy just gave an update about the sales of 'The Show Goes On' and the track was sold over 500,000 times! Which means that it's GOLD now!
#theshowgoeson single sales up this week. 505k sold. aka gold status #lasers march 8 - BUSY
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Lupe stopped by the Y100 studios in Miami yesterday. They haven't put the interview online yet, but you can check out some pics of Lu in the studio.
More pics can be found after the jump, below you can also find out what you got to do to win a microphone that's been signed by Lu!
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Lupe did some radio promo in Atlanta on Monday and gave V-103 an interview. He talked about Lasers, 'All Black Everything' and revealed that Sanaa Hamri directed the video for 'Words I Never Said.'
Besides that Kane Beatz called up the station to talk about 'The Show Goes On' and Lupe also talked to some fans who called and rapped along to 'The Show Goes On', 'Words I Never Said' and 'BMF' while they were played on the station. Craziness!
DOWNLOAD: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ V-103
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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Here's some more footage (courtesy of @EmDottie) of the Q&A session Lupe did at Clark Atlanta University yesterday. In the video above you can see Lu's answer to the question: "What will it take for America to get angry enough to act?" (The question is referring to different things happening with the government).
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The good folks over at WMUC Radio spoke to Lupe some time ago and just aired the interview today. The interview was done before 'Words I Never Said' dropped. Lupe talked about Lasers, Japanese Cartoon, CRS and answered some fan questions.
DOWNLOAD: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ The Blender
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Atlantic Records & HOT 102.7 challenge Detroit Public School Students to obtain perfect attendance by bringing Lupe Fiasco to the students… All you have to do is be in school to win…On February 22, Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Robert C. Bobb announced that DPS has reached a 62 percent graduation rate, the highest since state began new cohort methodology in 2007.The first step to ensuring a student graduates is to ensure they are going to school, that is why Lupe Fiasco is reaching out to Detroit Public School Students and light a little fire and send his call to action.
Starting February 14th and ending March 5th, The Detroit Public School with the most improved (PERFECT) attendance will win an appearance to their school by recording artist Lupe Fiasco. The High School with the highest attendance turnaround in the three week span will win the special covenant prize.
The winning school will be announced on March 7th at 8PM by Shorty Da Prince so be sure to listen! - via HOT102.7
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While speaking at Clark Atlanta University yesterday Lupe read out his L.A.S.E.R.S. Manifesto and asked the whole crowd to read along. - Props to Duran
Lasers are the opposite of losers. Lasers are shining beams of light that burn through the darkness of ignorance. Lasers shed light on injustice and inequality. Losers stand by and let things happen. Lasers act and shape their own destinies.Lasers find meaning and direction in the mysteries all around them. Lasers stand for love and compassion. Lasers stand for peace. Lasers stand for progression. Lasers are revolutionary.
Lasers Are The Future.
Monday, February 21, 2011
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While in the UK Lupe also did an interview with Radio 1's Zane Lowe. He talked about the plans he had for LupEND, 'Kick, Push' and what it means to him, Lasers, things that he has achieved in his career and things he wants to achieve in the future, writing, teaching offers, DJing and more.
DOWNLOAD: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Zane Lowe
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In this new interview that Whoo Kid recently did with Travis, Mr. Barker talks about his collabo, "If You Want," that he did with Lupe x Pharrell for his upcoming album "Give The Drummer Some" and how it happened. Check it out at 06:20!
PREVIOUSLY: Lupe x Travis Barker - Joaquin Phoenix
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Lupe is at Clark Atlanta University right now to talk about Lasers, the Lasers manifesto and more. For all of you who can't be there, check out the stream above!
UPDATE: Stream is over. Unfortunately they didn't record it but hopefully there'll be some footage available soon. Lupe mostly talked about his Lasers manifesto, his view on politics and why he doesn't vote and he broke down 'Words I Never Said' and 'The Show Goes On.'
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While in the UK Lupe sat down with @miss_liljo to do an interview for MTV UK's The Wrap Up. He talked about Lasers, collabos he did and collabos he wants to do in the future, the difference between Lasers and The Cool, Hip Hop and the artist who impresses him the most right now and more!
Check an excerpt below:
TWU: What do you think about the general direction hip-hop has moved into in the last 5 years? Do you think it had evolved?
Lupe Fiasco: I don’t know, because hip-hop has always been something experimental. It’s always been progressive, so it may just be another cycle coming around, or maybe the beats are better, but are they actually creating new music?In some instances no, they’re doing the same stuff and people are jumping on the same bandwagon as opposed to some people making new things.The only person who really impressed me with making new music is Cudi. Everyone else seems to be jumping on the same music, the producer-made stuff, but the one person that’s made new music to me is Cudi.
Read the full interview HERE
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Lupe is currently in Atlanta and a few minutes ago he was on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show for an interview. He talked about celebrating his birthday, DJing, 'Nothin' On You' and how it went to B.o.B, CRS and political activismn.
DOWNLOAD: Lupe interview w/ Rickey Smiley
Sunday, February 20, 2011
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After 2 teasers here's the interview that Lupe did with PunchBowlBlog. He talks about the lyrical content of Lasers, his favorite track on the album which is All Black Everything, he spits a few bars & reveals that it was produced by The Buchanans.
He also talks about working with Sway, eventually working with Nas (for Food & Liquor 2) Damian Marley and more!
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Saturday, February 19, 2011
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LMAO! Someone just asked Snooki what she thinks about Lupe's Jersey Shore line in 'Words I Never Said' ...see her response in the tweet above! In the song Lupe raps:
If you turn on TV all you see’s a bunch of “what the fucks”
Dude is dating so and so, blabbering 'bout such and such
And that ain't Jersey Shore, homie that's the news
And these the same people supposedly telling us the truth
Friday, February 18, 2011
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Lupe rolled through Semtex' show on BBC 1Xtra earlier today as you probably already know by now. In the interview he discussed Lasers, Words I Never Said and how it was supposed to be a song about a relationship, All Black Everything and his collabo "Break The Chain" with Sway (who was in the studio as well).
He also revealed that did a collabo with Eric Turner and Tinie Tempah which will appear on Eric Turner's upcoming album and he talked about much more.
DOWNLOAD: Lupe interview w/ Semtex
RELATED: Lupe and Sway also did a freestyle on the show and Semtex premiered Lupe's 'Girls' track. I posted both tracks earlier and updated them with an HQ rip now! You can find the 'Monster' freestyle HERE and the 'Girls' one HERE
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Semtex just premiered this track on his show tonight. You probably heard it before; Lupe's been performing it during his live shows for quite some time now. The original track is by The Prodigy.
Updated with HQ!
DOWNLOAD: Lupe Fiasco 'Girls' [Freestyle]
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Lupe graces the cover of this month's issue of Loud and Quiet Mag. They also interviewed Lupe while he was in London. It's a really insightful interview in which he talks about his love/hate relationship with Lasers - definitely a must read!
Check below for scans!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
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Here's another part of the interview that Lupe did with The Hip Hop Chronicle earlier today. In this one he speaks on meeting Sway for the first time, his appreciation for UK Music, Tinie Tempah, Radiohead and more.
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Sumit from The Hip Hop Chronicle UK interviewed Lupe in London today. Lupe talked about Lasers, The Show Goes On, State Run Radio being inspired by Trae Tha Truth, Japanese Cartoon and how he plans to release a new album with them & another solo album this year. He also revealed his first rap name and discussed CRS and more.
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Lupe played some cuts (8) off Lasers to a select few people at West London’s Cuckoo Club earlier today. The good folks of SoulCulture were in the building as well... - Click HERE to read their recap of the event!
Related: Semtex was there, too - Check his blog entry HERE
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