Lupe is performing at the Sweetlife Festival in Baltimore, MD tomorrow and his performance will be streamed live starting at 5:50pm on THIS site! - Tune in!
Power 105.1 is proud to present Lupe Fiasco live at our P.C. Richard & Son Theater on Wednesday, May 4 for a special intimate concert.
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Now look what we have here! Chad Hugo from The Neptunes also operates as part of the DJ group Missile Command now together with Hip Hop Dan and they just released a DJ Set as part of the Foolcast series, including a Remix of Lupe's 'What U Want.' - Check it out! - Shouts to theneptunes.org
Looks like we're getting a European Festival tour from Lupe! After the festival show in Switzerland, Lupe was added to the lineup of the Splash! Festival which goes down from July 8th to July 10th in Germany! - More info's can be found HERE
Lupe performed 'The Show Goes On' @ the O Music Awards yesterday and Skylar Grey introduced him. Make sure to check it out in case you missed the stream yesterday!
UDPATE: If the video above doesn't work for you, check THIS one!
Lupe will perform at the O Music Awards today and the whole award show will be live streamed online! Stream starts at 8pm PDT/11pm EDT right HERE
Eventhough it's going in small steps, 'The Show Goes On' is still climbing up the Billboard Hot 100, this week it can be found on position #14.
Meanwhile 'Out Of My Head' entered the Top 50 on the R&B/Hip Hop Song charts at position #50. Lasers dropped another 10 positions on the Billboard 200 to #44 but climbed up one spot to #4 on the Rap Album Charts.
Vashtie celebrated her birthday @ Santos in New York yesterday. (Happy Birthday again!) Lupe came through to celebrate and so did Jasmine Solano, Josh Madden, Jonathan Mannion, Q-Tip and others. - Check out more pics on Vashtie's Site!
Lupe is featured in the new issue of YRB Mag. In the interview he talks about Lasers, making his fashion label more eco-friendly and future projects.
“This year, for me, it’s all about music. Just put out music, put out as much music as you possibly can. With the label or without the label, free or for pay,” he says. “We’re going to do a ton of touring this year, so you know, it’s just about music. Performing music, releasing music – all of that good stuff.”
Click HERE to check out the full feature interview and the photos!
Win a pair of tickets to KIIS FM’s Wango Tango at Staples Center on Saturday, May 14th!
PLUS watch Lupe Fiasco’s set from the side of the stage, AND interview him backstage (on your new flip camera) in the exclusive Wango Tango Just Jared Lounge.
Click HERE for more details!
Look! We have a European tour date!!! Lupe is set to perform @ Openair Frauenfeld in Switzerland together with other acts like The Roots, Black Star, OFWGKTA, Jay Electronica, Snoop, Yelawolf, Atmosphere and more. The festival goes down from July 8th to July 10th - more info's can be found HERE.
Thanks to Yves for the heads up.
According to HitsDailydouble 12,739 copies of Lupe's 'Lasers' were sold this week. That pushes the overall number to ca. 347k.
Check out some more footage of Lupe's concert @ Roseland Ballroom in NYC yesterday! Above you can see him perform Scream and after the jump you'll find a highlight video.
We had a pic of Lupe arriving at the Ed Sullivan Theater to tape his performance for the show, now here are some pics of Sarah and Lupe leaving. - More below!
Video: Lupe Fiasco puts in his bid for Food & Liquor 2 to run for the President of the United States of America
This is footage of the 2nd show at Roseland Ballroom in NYC that Lupe did yesterday. Lupe addressed the crowd and talked about the presidential election and the current campaigns that are starting. He especially pointed out Donald Trump and his dumbass attempt to run for president.
While doing all that he jokingly said that he wants to put in his bid now for Food & Liquor 2 to run for the President of the United States of America and put it on the ballot of the Fiasco Friday Party. - After the jump you'll find some performance clips featuring 'Out Of My Head' and "Daydreamin'."
Lupe stopped by Letterman's Late Show and performed 'The Show Goes On.' If you haven't seen it on TV or if you want to see it again, check the clip above!
Props to Yardie
Now you can think of VIBE what you want and I personally wasn't always friendly towards them but they did a good job by putting Lupe on this list. They put him on #2 right behind Weezy. Check out what they had to say about Lupe:
Want to know how lyrically gifted Lupe Fiasco is? Consider the following bars from his awesome “SLR” freestyle:“Pharrell what these niggas talkin’ ‘bout?/Two-man Big Pun, a one-man Slaughterhouse/A two-album Jay-Z, a one nigga Wu-Tang/Young and hungry Mos Def, a conscious-rappin’ Lil Wayne.” From any other MC, it’d be an incredibly nifty string of comparisons dismissed as baseless bravado, yet rap heads actually considered the truthfulness of Lu’s proclamations.But the Chicago native doesn’t have to speak his greatness into existence via braggadocio; his two near-flawless albums (Food & Liquor, The Cool) ring loud and clear.And while critics—us, and even himself, included—may pan his latest Lasers album, the pop ears are finally listening, too. The album moved more than 200,000 copies its first week. With a more consistent presence, Lupe really can touch the sky.
Check the full list HERE
Lupe just took to Twitter to announce that the video for 'Words I Never Said' will premiere on MTV on Thursday, April 28th! - Get ready!
The homie @Calligrafist comes through with some more footage from Lupe's show at Roseland Ballroom in NYC yesterday. Above you can see 'Coming Up' and below 'All Black Everything' and 'Beautiful Lasers' with a special intro.
Once again Brian Moghadam comes through with some pics of Lupe performing live in New York. Check out more pics from Lupe's Roseland Ballroom show below!
Here's a pic of Lupe making his way to the Ed Sullivan Theater to tape his performance for The Late Show with David Letterman. Tune in to CBS tonight @ 11:35pm EST to see Lupe perform 'The Show Goes On.'
PREVIOUSLY: Reminder: Lupe Fiasco on 'The Late Show' Tonight
Here's the first footage of yesterday's Lupe concert @ Roseland Ballroom in New York. In the video above you can see him perform "Daydreamin'" together with Sarah Green and after the jump he does 'Shining Down' and 'Scream' - check it out!
After performing at the Roseland Ballroom yesterday Lupe and Sky aka The Soundclash did a DJ Set at Brooklyn Bowl and we have some pics for you right here.
Check more below!
“They still can’t understand me. They still don’t get it. They still don’t understand that, even without a hit record, Lupe Fiasco will be just as relevant and just as successful as the dude with the hit record. They just don’t get that.”
Click HERE to read an exclusive excerpt from XXL's May 2011 cover story!
PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco for XXL Mag [Pics]
UPDATE: Screw an excerpt, we have the full story for u after the jump!
As you know, Lupe covers the May issue of XXL Mag which is already available at some places but officially hits newsstands on April 26th. Scott Council did the photo shoot for the issue with Lupe and here are some of the pics he took. - More below!
Check out the video for Jonathan Emile's 'Words I Never Said' remix.
Haha! Here's a small clip from Lupe's performance @ SDSU's Greenfest in San Diego, CA yesterday. Check out Lupe playing a mean mouth trumpet.
Show Goes On after the jump!
Here's the 3rd and final part of Dosage's footage of the Spring Fling performance @ UPenn. You can see some footage of Lu perfomring and Dosage also joined him on stage for the Beamin remix.
After the pics we posted earlier, now here's some video footage of Lupe's performance @ Mesa Amphitheatre in Phoenix, AZ yesterday. Above you can see Lupe addressing the crowd before he performs 'Words I Never Said.'
After the jump you can check out 'I Don't Wanna Care Right Now,' 'Scream' acappella and then 'Streets on Fire.'
Trae took to his twitter yesterday and teased the shit out of everyone by just randomly telling that he did a collabo with Lupe and Big Boi. Looks like the track will appear on his upcoming project titled 'Street King' which is slated to drop on June 28th.
The Lupe Fiasco Foundation has its own website now on which you can find out more about the things they're doing. Get info's about the Lasers Peace Walk, the planned annual Benefit concert featuring Lupe and friends, find out how to donate and much more! - Click HERE to check out the site!
Julia Beverly comes through with footage of the complete panel discussion that took place @ Rice University the other day. Check out how Bun B, Lupe, Talib, Malice, Tre9 and Trae Tha Truth discuss Hip Hop & Religion and more.
Complex put together another list, this time about Video Game references in Hip-Hop. Lupe is on there 3 times, once with the Street Fighter line from Yoga Flame at position 35, then with another Street Fighter line from Gold Watch at position 27 and with the Sega Genesis line from Go Go Gadget Flow at position 12. - Check the full list HERE
We posted the soundcheck footage yesterday, now here's Dosage's performance @ UPenn's Spring Fling 2011. Check back tomorrow for footage of Lupe!
Check out some more footage from Lupe's performance @ Miami University in Ohio that went down on Tuesday! Up above you can see how he performs 'Beautiful Lasers' together with MDMA and down below he Screams.
This week 'The Show Goes On' moves up 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 to position #15. Meanwhile Lasers drops to #34 on the Billboard 200 and to #5 on the Rap Album charts.
Lupe performed @ Miami University in Oxford, OH on Tuesday. Up above you can see a clip of Lupe getting his square dance on and below there's a 12 minute highlight clip of his performance.
We told you about this contest not too long ago...now the winner has been announced and it's Nu-Centz with his song 'Had Enough.' In the clip above you can hear Lupe talk about the contest and you can also hear the winning song and an interview with Nu-Centz. Interesting little fact, the song samples a German song called 'Da Da Da' by the group Trio. - I guess now we just gotta wait for Lupe to lay a verse on it.
Dosage opened up for Lupe at his Spring Fling performance at UPenn the other day. Check out some footage from the soundcheck and come back tomorrow for a clip of the performance! - via 3DL4DL
PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco @ UPenn's Spring Fling 2011 [Pics]
The good folks over at 3 Little Digs put together this nice feature video in which Ashanti introduces himself and tells you a bit about what he has done so far. In case you don't know, he's the guy who's playing the violin on Lupe's 'The Show Goes On.'
The Soundclash aka Lupe Fiasco and Sky Gellatly are going to do a DJ set @ Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY on Sun, April 24th 2011. Show starts at 10:00 PM (Doors open at 9:00 PM) - Young Guru will also be spinning, tickets are available HERE
IllusiveMedia just now released a behind-the-scenes video of the I'm Beamin' Video Shoot. Better late than never I guess...check it out above!
PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco - I'm Beamin' [Video]
HitsDailyDouble reports that 13,747 copies of Lupe's Lasers were sold in the 6th week. As usual, final SoundScan numbers will be here tomorrow!
While in Albany, NY Lupe talked to Scott Radio of Jamz 96.3. He said that he'll shoot a video for 'Out Of My Head' really soon and also one for 'I Don't Wanna Care Right Now.'
Besides that he talked about Food & Liquor 2 and how it'll be more dedicated to the 'nerdy' Lupe fans with double entendres, and metaphors and concept songs. ...YES!!!
DOWNLOAD: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Scott Radio
MTV is taking its inaugural O Music Awards to Las Vegas.
The network announced Tuesday that its planned show honoring digital music and fandom will take place at a "mystery location" in Las Vegas on April 28. The hourlong live show will stream online and on mobile.
The show includes categories like "must-follow artist on Twitter" and "best fan cover." Fan voting will decide the awards. MTV says 1.9 million votes have been cast.
At the Vegas event, rapper Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege of the hip-hop group Chiddy Bang will try to enter the Guinness World Records for longest freestyle rap.
Other scheduled performers will include Lupe Fiasco, Lil B, Matt & Kim and Mumford & Sons. - via AP
Lupe called in to the Hot 93.7 morning show yesterday to talk about his upcoming performance at the Hot Jam 10.
Kimi mixed Lupe's 'I Gotcha' with the Pokémon Black & White song 'Emotion' and the outcome of it is pretty dope! - Props to JCM of KTT for finding this!
Above you can see some of the songs Lupe performed during the encore at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY yesterday.
At 2:05 you can see him perform 'All Black Everything' ...he went acapella and messed up some of the lyrics at first but then made it through the song.
After performing at San Diego State University's Greenfest, Lupe will make an appearance at the FLUXX Nightclub in San Diego, CA on Friday, April 22nd.
More info's should be available HERE soon!
Lupe performed @ Keene State College in Keene, NH yesterday. Check out a video of him performing 'Words I Never Said' above and 'The Show Goes On' below!
While Lupe was at Bun B's 2nd Religion & Hip Hop Culture Class in Houston, TX SketchTheJournalist interviewed him. In the video above you can see Lupe giving his opinion on how well hip hop deals with matters of faith and the weight of carrying the 'conscious rapper' title.
PREVIOUSLY: Rice University Panel Discussion [Video]
Needlz took to twitter earlier today and revealed that they'll shoot a video for Honors English's 'Flying High' in New York. - Stay tuned for more infos!
PREVIOUSLY: Honors English - Flying High [ft. Lupe Fiasco x TL Cross]
Lupe addressed the crowd in Albany, NY on April 13th, first he told them about his next album and then he went on to tell them to be active in their communities.
Also check out the opening speech for 'Words I Never Said' after the jump!
At the end of his show in Albany, NY a few days ago Lupe picked a girl from the crowd to come up on stage and dance with him. - Check it out!
BONUS: 'I Don't Wanna Care Right Now' performance below!
When Lupe was in New York the other day this dude Sha Summers walked up to him and spit a couple lines for him while walking down the street. Check it out above!
Here's another clip from Lupe's show @ The Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, NY yesterday. Watch him as he performs 'Beautiful Lasers.' After the jump you'll find a clip of Lupe introducing his band and searching for a ring he lost while performing.
Lupe's 'The Show Goes On' did not only go Platinum this week, it also climbed up 8 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 and enters the Top 20 at position #16. 'Out of my Head' also climbed 2 spots to #52 on the R&B/Hip Hop song charts.
Meanwhile Lasers drops to #27 on the Billboard 200 and to #4 on the Rap album Charts.
Lupe will perform on The Late Show w/ David Letterman on Monday, April 25th! Show airs on CBS - 11:35pm EST - Tune in!
After some pics, now here are some clips from Lupe's performance @ The Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, NY yesterday. Up above you can see him perform 'State Run Radio' and after the jump he does 'Shining Down' and 'The Show Goes On.'