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Thursday, March 31, 2011
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While at MTV's Spring Break Lupe talked with DJ Envy for MTV's Sucker Free about the songs that were meant for him but went to B.o.B and crazy tour experiences.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Most of you should have already heard this song the other day. You should have also noticed that the third verse was empty, so I sent it over to S-Preme and had him remix it with a third verse.
"I overlooked the sins...you Lust but i'm the Alchemist"Yay for Full Metal Alchemist references! Anyways, listen below:
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It's been quite a long time since we posted a throwback. I don't know how many of you saw this performance before or actually heard the remix featuring Pharrell (Hello, new fans!) but this right here went down during the Pharrell and Friends MySpace concert back in 2006. - Check it out!
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We just put up some pics of Lupe in the studio with Big Tigger. Now here's the interview already! Lupe talked about Lasers and the process, loosing his brother and more on the show this morning.
He also said that a sexy video for "Out of My Head" is coming soon and revealed which girls he'd put in the video if he could cast whoever he wants to.
Besides that he answered some caller questions, talked about what he'd do if he wouldn't be a rapper, DJing, martial arts, not retiring, being suicidal and more.
He also got deep for a second talking about the problems we all have to face these days.
DOWNLOAD: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Big Tigger
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Lupe stopped by Big Tigger's morning show on WPGC radio in DC this morning for an interview. Unfortunately the live stream doesn't work outside of the States so I wasn't able to record it but let's hope we'll get to hear the interview soon.
Meanwhile check out some pics!
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On monday we already got MTV's footage of Lupe performing 'Words I Never Said' and 'I Don't Wanna Care Right Now' at MTV's Spring Break 2011 in Vegas, now here we have the clip of him performing 'The Show Goes On.' - Also check out some pics of Lupe @ Spring Break below!
PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco talks Spring Break Performance
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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The HitsDailyDouble sales report for this week just came in and according to that another 27,632 copies of Lasers were sold in the 3rd week.
Official SoundScan numbers come in tomorrow. We'll update this entry with the final number as we did in previous weeks; so stay tuned!
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Lupe just dropped this gem via his twitter. An unfinished track feat. B.o.B from phase 2 of Lasers, produced by Lupe himself. Here's what Lupe said about it:
Who Are You Now from Phase 2 of LASERS. Was an early track for LASERS that got put on the backburner unfinished. I wanted Cee-Lo or Janelle on the 3rd!Prod by Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B on Guitar & Matt Nelson on the boards. Oh and Graham Burris on BASS!!! Japanese Cartoon On The Check In.For those who say I don't put out free music or question my love for my fans...take this as a peace offering or a STFU whatever fits you haha!
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While in Las Vegas Lupe sat down with Sway of MTV to talk about performing at MTV's Spring Break and to give advice to up and coming artists.
Catch Lupe performing @ MTV's Spring Break tonight on MTV at 9:50 pm EST.
PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco performs @ MTV's Spring Break 2011
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In an interview with The Hilltop Lupe revealed that the next single off Lasers will be 'Out Of My Head' feat. Trey Songz. The song already gets mad airplay on various radio stations so I guess it's the best choice. Check an excerpt below:
Hilltop: What makes this album different from your last musically and lyrically?
Fiasco: This one is a little bit more pop, a little more commercial oriented. I'm focused on more radio records, but that was just musically. Lyrically and content wise it's the same as all of my other records, social conscious, social awareness, and self-determination and things of that nature.
Hilltop: Do you know what the next single will be?
Fiasco: The next single is actually a double hit. We're going to put the video out for ‘Words I Never Said' in a couple of weeks and the next single they are pushing is ‘Out of My Head' featuring Trey Songz.
Click HERE to read the full interview!
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While on his promo tour in Florida last month Lupe stopped by Power 95.3's Obie and Lil Shawn morning show. Lupe spoke about Waka Flocka, Bobby Brown, Odd Future and Frank Ocean, his relationship status, cars, Lasers and more.
PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco meets Lucy Lopez
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Check out some more and better footage of Lupe's performance at the DUB Show in LA that went down on Sunday. Up top he performs 'Superstar,' down below you can see him perform 'Hip Hop Saved My Life,' 'Kick, Push' and 'The Show Goes On.'
Monday, March 28, 2011
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A lot of people who attended the Lasers Release Party at the House of Blues in Chicago 2 days ago were disappointed with it. Lupe just took to twitter to clear some things up:
To be clear to everyone that attended the House Of Blues Laser release thing in Chicago. It was NEVER supposed to be a show... The promoters didn't stress to the public the fact that it was supposed to just be a party.I had NO hand in organizing the event. Nor did my team. I don't even know who the other performers were until the night before the event.As far as me being late I literally drove about 6 hours to get there and I ran out of gas around Springfield!!!! Shout to AAA 4 the save!!! But anyways my name was on it so I'll take the "L" and rest assured that it will NEVER EVER happen again.
I love my fans. I'm sorry u guys had to go thru some BS. Again me and my crew had NOTHING to do w/ how the event was ran or organized. Also all the money for the event from my side is and always was going to be donated to charity so atleast for me it was a free event.
PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco performs 'Words I Never Said' @ HOB
Sunday, March 27, 2011
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We first reported about this track back in August of last year but it never dropped. Now Honors English is getting ready to release his Needlz produced collabo with Lupe, called 'Flying High,' this coming week.
Be on the lookout for it, we'll definitely have it on here for you!
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Saturday, March 26, 2011
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Friday, March 25, 2011
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Posted on 4:04 PM by Rhymestyle
XXL Magazine compiled a list of 100 of their all time favorite story telling raps and 'Hip Hop Saved My Life' made it to #31 and 'The Cool' made it to #88 on the list.
If you want to see what other songs made the list, follow this LINK!
By the way, if you had to make a list of YOUR top 5 favorite story telling raps, what songs would they be?
Posted on 3:59 PM by Rhymestyle
XXL Mag just posted their 2008 Freshman recap and this is what they had to say about Lupe:
Lupe released the gold-selling Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool in 2007. After a highly publicized dispute with Atlantic Records, which had his fans signing a petition to demand the release of his highly anticipated, Lasers, the CD finally hit stores in early March.
The LP debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 and sold 204, 200 its first week— making it the highest selling debut of his career.
See the full recap of the other freshmen of '08 HERE
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
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After 12 weeks on the charts, Lupe's "The Show Goes On" almost makes it into the top 30 on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. After dropping to position #40 last week, it can be found on position #31 on the charts this week.
Meanwhile 'Lasers' falls to #3 on the Billboard 200 but remains #1 on both, the Rap and R&B/HipHop album charts. - via Billboard
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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HitsDailyDouble reports that 45,795 copies of Lupe's Lasers were sold this week. That's a 78% sales decrease and makes the album #3 on the charts.
UPDATE: Official SoundScan numbers are in and Lupe sold 47k! That makes him #3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Rap album charts!
Posted on 12:14 PM by Rhymestyle
Chicago Mag recently did an interview with Lupe and asked him what he's currently reading, listening to, and wearing.
Lupe Fiasco’s third album, Lasers, cements his reputation as one of hip-hop’s most cerebral and distinctive performers. “Before I did any of the recording, I wrote a very socially conscious, socially active manifesto, and I used it as the template for the album,” says the 29-year-old, who lives in East Garfield Park. Chicago Mag talked to him about what spurs his creativity.
Read the full article HERE
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Monday, March 21, 2011
Posted on 12:32 PM by Rhymestyle
Tickets for this weekend's Lasers celebration at the House of Blues in Chicago are officially sold out! Fear not though, you still have a chance to win some tickets to the event!
Fans will have the opportunity to celebrate and hear all of Lupe’s latest hits at “The LASERS Official Celebration.” Lupe is riding high on success with tickets being sold out within 48 hours of them going on sale.
For those who didn’t purchase tickets yet, all is not lost. Fans still have the opportunity to attend the celebration and win complimentary tickets to the show. One lucky winner will have the chance to win an exclusive VIP package consisting of admission for two, an exclusive gift bag and a special meet and greet and photo opportunity with Lupe Fiasco. In order to win you must go to www.LUPESLASERS.com. To win VIP tickets guests must be 21+.
Check out the official website (www.LUPESLASERS.com) for additional ticket giveaways and information on the Lupe Fiasco “LASERS Official Celebration” at the House of Blues Chicago, located at 329 N. Dearborn. Special surprise guest appearances have been confirmed
So go HERE for a chance to win! Good luck!
Shouts to Andrew!
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The 2011 B96 Pepsi SummerBash goes down on Saturday, June 11th, 2011 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL.
The show will feature live performances by Chris Brown, Pitbull, Keri Hilson, Chicago’s own Lupe Fiasco, Big Time Rush, Jay Sean, Far East Movement, New Boyz, and even more artists to be announced! - B96
Click HERE to buy tickets!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
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This interview was done exactly one year ago when Lupe performed at Bob Hope Theater in Stockton, CA but it just now dropped. Lupe spoke on Cornel West influencing 'The Cool' and his music in general, inspirations, Dumb it Down, Hip Hop and more.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
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Another tattoo that makes you say: 'Ouch!' - Kara got this tattoo which features a line from Lupe's 'Hurt Me Soul.' - Check out what she says about it below:
This is my second tattoo. I got it February 24, two days after my 21st birthday. Ever since my first tattoo in 09, I've always wanted lyrics to a song.
Lupe is one of my favorites, so I figured why not. Besides I believe this line from Hurt Me Soul is beyond powerful!
Friday, March 18, 2011
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As you all know a week ago we asked all the fans to send pics of themselves with their copy or copies of Lasers and a special message to show love & support to Lupe. Well the wait is over, the Lasers Slideshow is finally here!
Special Thanks to Jabbar Apollo Muhammad for putting this video together!
We Are Not Losers...We Are Lasers!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
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Lupe is still on voice rest so he won't be able to perform at SXSW tomorrow. Cee-Lo also won't make it, so Janelle Monae and B.o.B will take their spots and perform at the showcase with Wiz. - Get well soon Lu!
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After scoring his first #1 album on the Billboard 200, Lupe took to Twitter and dropped some bars. Check it all out below!
Every year we do better, steady on the rise, the tears for lost ones weigh heavy on the eyes, Dita sunny's, gold prezzy, twin turbo chevy fo' a ride of course, from the backseats of phantoms I thought of leaving thru suicide doors, love got me thru it, best fans ever made the whole world care, had 51st & 6th looking like Tahrir Square!
Apologize for dumbing it, but look what has become of it, "All Black Everything" some old white southern woman humming it, took Gaza Strip's Politics and put them number one and shit, took the myth that concious dont equal commercial and mothafuckin pummeled it!
Weapons for the weak, lessons for the meek, the too proud to beg, and the too poor to speak, the too smart to listen, and the too dumb to teach, two sides to every story so I listen to both speak, shout 2 all the dj's, who gave a nigga replays, @fakeshoredrive @rapradar & the whole internet space, U put it online I put it in they face, and there it will remain, for atleast another week, right at number 1, hahaha yeah nigguh, stay strong Japan, Nate Dogg REST IN PEACE!!!
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Lupe will perform at Erwin Park on Central Campus March 31, the Duke University Union Major Attractions committee announced Monday night. Fiasco’s concert will mark the first time the baseball field of the park is being used to host a concert, according to a DUU press release.
Pre-sold student tickets will cost $25 each and will go on sale March 21. The general public will be able to purchase tickets at $35 each March 23. Tickets sold at the door will cost $40.
The event will begin at 8 p.m., and doors will open at 7 p.m. Erwin Park is located on 200 Oregon Street.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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We had the full audio of Lupe's Sirius/XM interview on here the other day. Now here's a video of the part in which Lupe talked about making club/radio friendly tracks with a positive message. - Video courtesy of Luella.
PREVIOUSLY: Lupe performs 'Beautiful Lasers' @ Sirius/XM
Posted on 5:59 PM by Rhymestyle
In a recent interview with Music News Daily, they asked Nas what he thought about the current state of Hip Hop today and this is what he had to say:
I know you probably been asked this a million times but do you think Hip-Hop is still dead?Yeah, yeah it is. Yeah, but the new artists that I’m loving they coming from the UK, they coming United States, they coming from all over the world and a few in particular are J. Cole, Jay Electronica. I’m really into them and I’m excited for Lupe Fiasco’s new album ‘Lasers’ and Raekwon’s new album so the spirit of Hip-Hop is alive and well. The spirit is, can’t kill the spirit.
Read the full interview HERE
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HitsDailyDouble's final numbers are in for this week. According to them Lasers sold 204,843 copies in the first week. Those aren't the official SoundScan numbers that will decide about the Billboard charts though, we'll have to wait for those until tomorrow.
SoundScan numbers usually don't vary much from those though...so this is pretty big. Lupe has the number 1 album in the States right now and this also marks the biggest first week sales of his career.
Update: Bilboard confirms 204k
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Seth Colter Walls of The Daily Beast spent some time with Lupe last month. Lupe spoke with him about his current album and future projects. Here's an excerpt of the article:
While sitting in the 27th-floor lounge of his corporate parent during the month before Lasers' release, Fiasco told The Daily Beast that he initially felt he was "creating new music" with his first draft. Then came the pressure from his label to take a pop turn.
"That's what the record label made me do," Fiasco said. "I asked 'What album do you want at this point? You're shitting on my creative [process] and what have you.' ... And they said, 'We want Top 40. We want No. 1 smashes.' ...So the focus for everybody, from A&R [people] down to the writers that I write with, went to: 'Let's get these smashes, write these big-ass hooks and get these big humongous beats.'"..."They don't have a choice on the next one," Fiasco told The Daily Beast later that night, back up on the 27th floor of his record company's office."The way I'm putting it out now is: What some of you guys sent me through, you'll never have a say-so on a project of mine ever again. That conversation between us is done. You're not even allowed to tell me what to do at all."
Click HERE to read the full thing!
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Lupe's Walmart Soundcheck Performance is live now! You can check out performances of songs such as 'Beautiful Lasers,' 'I Don't Wanna Care Right Now' and more!
There's also an interview and if you sign in to Walmart's site you'll get access to the All Access Pass which will make it possible for you to see some bonus/backstage footage!
Click HERE to check it all out!
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If you're not familiar with Emilio Rojas, well then you can redeem some cool points by grabbing his last mixtape, Life Without Shame, but if you are, then you know he doesn't ever disappoint!
Here's his spin on 'Words I Never Said'
Monday, March 14, 2011
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On March 10th 2011 Lupe went back to his hometown of Chicago for a day full of promo for his new album 'Lasers.' Follow Lupe as he's doing a photoshoot for JET Magazine, visits students at King High School, signs CD's at FYE, does an interview w/ WGCI and sits down to talk with fans at the WGCI Coca-Cola Lounge. - Video courtesy of Elephilms
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While he was in Australia Lupe spoke to Richard Kingsmill of Triple J Radio. In the interview he opened up about the difficulties behind making 'Lasers,' revealed the story behind 'I Don't Wanna Care Right Now,' discussed what he's saying on 'Words I Never Said' and he broke down 'Never Forget You.'
DOWNLOAD: Lupe interview w/ Richard Kingsmill