07/01/2011 - 08/01/2011 ~ LUPEND

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ Triad Music Fest in Greensboro


Lupe is set to perform at the 1st ever Triad Music Festival which will be held at the NewBridge Bank Park aka Greensboro Grasshopper Stadium in Greensboro, NC on September 3rd 2011. - More info's HERE

Thanks to PS for the heads up!

Video: Lupe Fiasco on 120 Minutes


Matt Pinfield interviewed Lupe for the first new episode of MTV 2's '120 Minutes' and you can check it out now in case you didn't see it last night. Lupe talked about his childhood, festivals and broadening his musical horizon, Japanese Cartoon, Jay-Z and more.

video via MTVhive

Video: Lupe Fiasco speech & performance @ Osheaga Festival


After some pics, now here's some video footage of Lupe's performance at the Osheaga Festival in Montreal. Above you can see him addressing the Canadian crowd, telling them about the "benefits" of being a United States citizen...lol! Below you can see him perform "The Show Goes On" and "Superstar."

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ Osheaga Festival


Lupe performed at the Osheaga Festival in Montreal yesterday. Check out some pics from his performance. - More below!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Reminder: Lupe Fiasco on '120 Minutes' Tonight


Tune in to MTV2 tonight/early Sunday morning at 1am EST to see Lupe's interview on 120 Minutes. - You can check a preview of it HERE

Lupe Fiasco doesn't want to care @ Edison Ballroom


Check out a video of Lupe performing "I Don't Wanna Care Right Now" and "Everyone Nose RMX" during his show at the Edison Ballroom in NYC on July 27th.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Video: Akon comments on Lupe Fiasco calling Obama a Terrorist


During a sit-down with VladTV Akon talked about Lupe's Obama remarks.

New Music: Dosage - Pray



Some new shit from Dosage who's currently on tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Video: Lupe Fiasco @ Tremor Video Summer Jam


Lupe performed at the 2nd annual Tremor Video Summer Jam in NYC yesterday. Above you can see him perform "Superstar."

Chart Update: "Out Of My Head" goes Top 40!


In its 9th week on the Billboard Hot 100 "Out Of My Head" entered the top 40 this week at position #40! "The Show Goes On" dropped 6 positions to #22 this week and Lasers is #126 on the Billboard 200.

Nikki Jean Tour Dates


Nikki is going on tour! Click HERE to see if she's coming to a city near you!

Video: Lupe Fiasco on MTV's 120 Minutes [Preview]


Early this month we told you about the show 120 Minutes coming back to MTV2 and that Lupe would be featured on the first episode. Now here's a little preview of the interview.

Lupe talks about how his father's involvement with the Black Panthers influenced his childhood and music. MTV2's 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield premieres Saturday, July 30 at 1am ET.

via MTVhive

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Get Spotify courtesy of Lupe Fiasco!


I've had Spotify for over a month now and haven't stopped using it since. It's seriously one of the greatest things ever! How can you get it? Simple, follow this LINK and simply sign up.

Warning though, there are a limited amount of invites, so SIGN UP NOW!

Video: Lupe Fiasco talks Future Plans & More


CamCaponeNews caught up with Lupe a while ago. Lupe talked about the success he has with Lasers, future plans including more touring, more singles and Food & Liquor 2. He also gave some words of advice to up and coming artists.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Music: J.Nolan - Sharpen The Sword




3rd & final Nolan single before "Chaos Theory" is released on August 16.

On the set: Patrick Stump - This City [ft. Lupe Fiasco] (Video)



MTV visits Patrick Stump on the set of the video shoot for his first single off of his upcoming album "Soul Punk." Ken Koller is directing the video, Lupe wasn't on hand while MTV visited the set. - "This City" is available on iTunes now!

iTunes: Patrick Stump - This City [ft. Lupe Fiasco]


Not only are they shooting a video for this track, it's also up on i-Tunes now. So click HERE and support! Patrick's album "Soul Punk" drops October 18th!

Audio: Lupe Fiasco Interview w/ Power 92 Chicago



Lupe recently called into Power92 Chicago and he talked about the success of Lasers and the video for "Out Of My Head". He also talks about his statements regarding President Obama and discusses some of the political corruption in Chicago, his debate with Bill O'Reilly, and the canceled AT&T "Music For You" concert.

Also, he says that he's shooting a video for his collab with Patrick Stump next week, and that he has some very big news that will be announced within the next few months. What do you think it could be? Check the interview above!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Video: Cornel West x Lupe Fiasco speak @ 2011 Leadership Institute [Food & Liquor 2 News]



Lupe and Dr. West are speaking to young leaders, about critical thinking, at this year's Youth Leadership Institute in Los Angeles. They'll enter the podium at 1pm EST.

UPDATE: The stream is over now but you can watch the discussion above!

The discussion was great and is definitely worth checking out. 48 minutes into the discussion Lupe also talked a bit about "Food and Liquor 2" and said that he hopes that it'll drop in the 1st quarter of next year and that he worked w/ Robert Glasper for it. He also said that his sister Ayesha did a poem for it! - Watch the video and enjoy!

Lupe Fiasco on the Top 10 Intellectual Rappers List


Philip Cheek published a list featuring the Top 10 Intellectual Rappers solely based on mastery and exemplary use of language, literacy, knowledgeability, overall subject matter, concept and artistic statement. Lupe is #7.

#7 - Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco is an extremely popular artist despite having some of the most deeply multi-layered lyrics the genre has ever seen.

Normally I would see this as a positive thing for the industry, however his last album was a terrible, pandering piece of work thanks to people working at the label (I’m not a guy who rails against mainstream evil hampering artistic integrity or even like other people who spew such things, but in this case I was very angered).

That last tidbit aside, however, his previous work was glorious. He always had a socially responsible message in his agenda, but his rhymes were more than that. He would paint beautiful, detailed pictures, often times listening to him provided an experience akin to lucid dreaming, the way he delivered his fantastical lines in his trademark laid back manner.

Yet, his lyrics were not just free-associative “mush,” he always rapped with substance, often times just one couplet would offer three different meaning simultaneously, and yet his command of language never allowed the listener to be overwhelmed or frustrated. Even if you did not always know what he meant you always felt it. And damn… the man had a way with words.

Check the full Top 10 HERE

Pics: Lupe Fiasco x Pinky x Lil Duval @ Platinum City


Check out 2 pics from the Trae Day afterparty @ Platinum City in Houston. Up above you can see Lupe with Pinky and Lil Duval. - 2nd pic below.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Mickey Factz x Lupe Fiasco collabo finally coming to fruition?


Mickey been talking about his desire to work with Lupe and do a track with him for a few years now. Based on some of his latest tweets it seems like he's finally going to achieve that goal. Fittingly and if it comes to fruition, the track will be featured on Mickey's upcoming debut album "The Achievement." - Stay tuned!

Throwback Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ HBCU Mix [Part 1]



In this throwback interview, HBCU Mix talks to Lupe about his decision to not sign with Jay-Z, the meaning behind the names Lupe Fiasco and 1st & 15th, collaborations, and NOT getting on a song with Talib Kweli. He also tells the story of how the song "Pressure" with Jay-Z came into existence, so check it out above!

PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco explains how he feels about college

Friday, July 22, 2011

UPDATE: Lupe Fiasco @ Trae Day 2011 [Video]



Trae and friends are currently celebrating Trae Day 2011 in Houston. XXL is bringing us the live stream of the event with performances by Trae, Lupe Fiasco, Rich Boy, YC, Tity Boi, Twista and more.

UPDATE: Stream is over but you can check Lupe's performance above and some more footage below!

Video: Nikki Jean on The Tavis Smiley Show


Nikki Jean, who also performs music from her debut CD, “Pennies in a Jar,” discusses what it was like to collaborate with the likes of Bob Dylan, Burt Bacharach and Carole King.

via PBS

Game mentions Lupe Fiasco in new diss track "Uncle Otis"


Game just dropped this new track in which he's pretty much dissing everyone who's hot right now (just for fun, of course.) Lupe also received a mention but he's the only one who wasn't dissed. - Check it below:

The Show Goes On till I start aiming the Lasers and Lupe will soufflé half you motherfuckers.

Listen to the track:


Track via XXL

Lupe Fiasco is #1 on LA Weekly's "Top Five Drastic Rapper Image Changes" List


Someone over at LA Weekly put together a list of the Top Five Drastic Rapper Image Changes (yeah, they must be bored over there) and Lupe's on #1.

Now there's nothing wrong with that but why's Lupe the only one that the writer wrote about in a negative tone throughout the whole article while he wrote mostly neutral about all the other acts? Unprofessional. - Check what Phillip Mlynar had to say about Lupe below:

"You know I don't pop-pop at the bar/But I might send pop-pops through your car." Those are the firebrand boasts of Lupe Fiasco, who before finding a career as an antidote to rap's gangsta leanings attempted to blow-up by, er, positioning himself as a full-on, club-hopping gangsta type.

Elsewhere in the song "Pop Pop," Lupe vows to "put the tool in your face," brags about how he's got the police, hustlers and gangstas "nervous," and details how he does all of the above while wearing alligator skin loafers. (He's a size ten, if you're feeling generous.)

But when lil' Lupe realized that crime rhymes weren't going to pay for him, he wholesale flipped his image into some sort of conscious skateboarding rapper nerd who collects rare Japanese-edition Sylvanian Families figures.

Nattily, the last couple of years have seen Lupe yet again develop a new persona for himself, as he seems to have ditched the idea of even attempting to make enjoyable music in preference for becoming a professional whinger and whiner.

Check the full list HERE

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Chart Update: Lupe Fiasco's 'Out Of My Head' keeps Climbing!


After being #57 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, 'Out Of My Head' climbs further up to position #42 this week! 'The Show Goes On' on the other hand falls from #13 to #16.

Lasers is now #113 on the Billboard 200 and is looking at 440k total sales in the US.

SIDE-NOTE: "Out Of My Head" was #2 on 106&Park yesterday, keep voting HERE

Kreayshawn talks about her relationship w/ Lupe Fiasco


MSN Music UK caught up with Kreayshawn during her tour-run in London, and she said the following:

There are a lot of famous people in my phonebook but the most famous is probably Lupe Fiasco. We talk about current news and stuff like that. He’s really a political opinionated guy, so it’s nice to have somebody smart to talk to.

Video: Nikki Jean's Album / iPad Giveaway


Some stores are giving away a signed copy of Nikki's album "Pennies In A Jar" and the winners will advance to a 2nd round and one will win an iPad. All you gotta do is guess how many pennies are in the jar that you can find in the store. - More info's in the vid!

Nikki is also looking for people to design shirts for her, find out more about that HERE

Last but not least, tune in to The Tavis Smiley Show tonight, Nikki will be there!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lupe Fiasco's "The Show Goes On" nominated for Best Hip Hop Video at the 2011 MTV VMA's!


It was just announced that Lupe's "The Show Goes On" is nominated for Best Hip Hop Video at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards!

He's up against Chris Brown "Look At Me Now", Kanye West "All Of The Lights", Lil Wayne "6 Foot, 7 Foot", and Nicki Minaj "Super Bass".

Click HERE to vote, and tune in on Sunday, August 28th at 9/8c to see who won!

Video: Lupe Fiasco @ Splash! [Germany] (20 Minutes)


Check out over 20 minutes of footage of Lupe's performance at the Splash! Festival in Germany that went down on July 10th 2011!

New Music: QuESt - Juan's Story (Paradise)


As we get one day closer to the release of QuESt's upcoming project, How Thoughtful 2, the Miami spitter decided to release a song that didn't make the cut. Here's what he had to say about this:
I did this song for my barber, and dear friend Juan G. Its about finding paradise in the lifestyle you live when the loved one you considered paradise ends up falling away from you. Sade in the backdrop. N.E.A.T.O.


Download HERE

Video: Lil Mama looks up to Lupe Fiasco


I don't know about y'all but ever since she bum-rushed the stage at the VMA's when Jay and Alicia performed "Empire State Of Mind" Lil Mama can pretty much go away when it comes to me.

However, on the Breafast Club this morning she revealed that she's looking up to Lupe and respects his whole approach [@ 5:15.]

...Boo Boo even cried during the interview...awww

Lupe Fiasco's "The Show Goes On" to be featured on "Now 39"


Lupe's "The Show Goes On" will be featured on the 39th edition of the highly successful NOW! compilation series, which will drop on August 9th. This marks the first time that one of Lupe's songs is featured in the series. - Props to Kevin for the heads up!

Throwback Lupe interview: How he feels about College


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

“Trae Day” to Stream Live on XXLMag.com


The Fourth Annual Trae Day will be going down this Friday, July 22, in Houston, and for the first time ever, it will be live broadcast on XXL’s UStream channel.

In addition to Trae, who dropped his latest album, Street King, last Tuesday, Lupe Fiasco, Rich Boy, YC, Tity Boi, Twista and more will be hitting the stage.

XXL will be in attendance, capturing the event, performances, and interviews with the artists so that those at home can tune in. - XXL

Lupe Fiasco returns to Twitter


Looks like Lupe already had enough of his self-imposed Twitter hiatus and returned to the network. After handing his account over to Nikki Jean last week, Lupe simply posted "#LupeBack" today and changed his profile pic back to a pic of himself.

UPDATE: The #LupeBack tweet mysteriously disappeared now but a tweet reminding us about the "The Readers" Book Club book of the week was posted.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ Ottawa Bluesfest [Updated]


We put up some live footage earlier today, now here are a few pics from Lupe's performance at the Ottawa Bluesfest yesterday. - More below!

MTV's "120 Minutes" Returns [Debut episode features Lupe Fiasco]


Yahoo reports that the popular MTV alternative music show 120 Minutes will return to MTV2 on Sunday, July 30th and the debut episode will feature interviews with musicians Dave Grohl, PJ Harvey, Danger Mouse, Kings of Leon, Das Racist, Sleigh Bells, Lupe Fiasco, Black Angels, Theophilus London and Fitz and the Tantrums.

The debut episode will air July 30th on MTV2 at 1am EST.

Video: Lupe Fiasco @ Ottawa Bluesfest


Lupe performed at the Ottawa Bluesfest yesterday. Above is a clip of him buying popcorn live on stage and below you can find some performance footage.

After Lupe's performance one of the stages collapsed due to severe storms and some people were injured... one man is in critical condition, let's hope that he fully recovers.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

New Music: Lewis - King's Madness


Lewis drops a new track that's a little darker than what we're used to hear from him, check it out and then go to hommenoir.com!

Pic: Robert Glasper Experiment x Lupe Fiasco @ Pori Jazz Fest 2011


Lupe joined Robert Glasper on stage at the Pori Jazz Festival 2011 in Pori, Finland on Friday. What you see up above is the only pic I could find of their performance so far, courtesy of Emilia.

I hope that we'll get to see some live footage from the show this upcoming week...if you see anything, let me know.

Video: Lupe Fiasco x Sky Gellatly @ LAVO


Check out some footage of Lupe and Sky (The Soundclash) doing their DJ Set at LAVO, including some interview bits. - via 5thandOcean

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Audio: Nikki Jean - Friends in High Places [Interview]


Nikki was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday with host Scott Simon today and talked about her album Pennies In A Jar and the people she collaborated with for the album, including Lupe. - Listen below:

Video: Lupe Fiasco @ ESPYs Afterparty


Lupe performed at the afterparty of this year's
ESPY awards at the Hollywood Palladium last Wednesday. Above you can see him perform "Words I Never Said."

Friday, July 15, 2011

Video: Nikki Jean Live from NYC [Performance x Chat]


Nikki is doing an exclusive Acoustic Session, where she'll perform tracks from her album and chat with her fans, at 4:45pm EST today!

Tune in and chat with her HERE

UPDATE: Live stream is over but you can watch it all above!

Video: Nikki Jean performs on the Late Show



Nikki appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman last night and performed 'How To Unring A Bell' off her album 'Pennies In A Jar.' - video via Yardie

Video: Lupe Fiasco - Lost Lasers Interview


Gyant, who runs gyantunplugged.com, interviewed Lupe shortly before Lasers was released but never dropped the interview. You can check it out now though!

Lupe talked about Lasers and his political views and answered fan questions. Hilarity ensues at 9:09 when Gyant starts to ask my question but then doesn't pull through with it for a certain reason. - Just watch and you'll see. - Thanks to AK for the heads up!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Chart update: "Out Of My Head" climbs up 12 Spots!


In it's 7th week on the Billboard Hot 100 Lupe's "Out Of My Head" climbed to position #57 on. "The Show Goes On" stays on #13 this week.

Meanwhile Lasers climbed 2 spots up on the Billboard 200 and is now on position #107. It also climbed up a spot on the Rap Album Charts and is on position #12 this week.

Nikki Jean - Lupe Fiasco Twitter Takeover - Day One


In this new video blog Nikki talks about her Twitter Takeover, her album Pennies In A Jar and her appearance on the Late Show w/ David Letterman tonight.

Get her album HERE and tune in to the Late Show on CBS at 11:35pm EST!

CANCELED: Lupe Fiasco's "Music For You" Concert in Chicago


I just got word that Lupe's Chicago show, which was meant to go down on August 23rd, was canceled. The reasons behind that are so far unknown.

This is especially unfortunate cause we gave away tickets for the show but we'll try to figure something out to make up for it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Video: Lupe Fiasco's "Break The Chain" featured on So You Think You Can Dance



In tonights episode of So You Think You Can Dance, Caitlynn and Mitchell did a performance to Lupe's "Break The Chain". Check the video of the dance routine above!

What beats should Lupe Fiasco use for FOTP?


Busy just put this question up on his Tumblr, so what beats would you like Lupe to use on his upcoming "Friend of the People" mixtape? - Leave a comment!

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Longhorn Hip Hop


Before Trae Tha Truth's album release concert on June 28th, Samaan Ashrawi of Longhorn Hip Hop sat down with Lupe to discuss topics such as: Trae, similarities between Chicago and Houston, Words I Never Said, the revolutions in the Middle East and more.

New Music: QuESt x Mickey Factz - Something To Prove

Looks like both QuESt and Mickey Factz have Something To Prove on this record. Check it out below:


As a bonus, check out this video preview of the other record Factz and QuESt did together titled The Walk.

Lupe Fiasco quits Twitter


After gaining over 722k followers, Lupe just took to his Twitter to announce that he'll leave the popular network. Before going out he changed his profile pic and background to Nikki Jean's album cover and told people to go & get her album "Pennies In A Jar."

She has now taken over his account.

I'm quitting twitter. it was fun while it lasted...thanks for the support on #lasers and i will see you all on the road soon...don't forget...Love Always Shines Everytime Remember 2 Smile....

u know what??? i'm gonna let @NIKKIJEAN takeover my twitter -- go get that album http://bit.ly/nikkijeanitunes

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Video: The Readers Book Club Discussion for "Twelve Steps.." by Walter Mosley



You can watch the full 2 hour #TheReaders Book Club discussion of "Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation" by Walter Mosley above!

Also, the next book is "The Fire Next Time" by James Baldwin, which is available as an audiobook on iTunes!

Lupe Fiasco - Readers uStream Chat



Join the Discussion

Available Now: Nikki Jean - Pennies In A Jar [+ Album Review]


Nikki Jean's debut album 'Pennies In A Jar' is finally available for you to purchase. You can now get it from iTunes or Amazon!

SIDE NOTE: You can read my review of the album HERE

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Readers Book Club Ustream Tomorrow!


The discussion for "Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation" by Walter Mosley goes down tomorrow (Tuesday) at 4pm PST/7pm EST HERE!

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ Splash! Festival [Germany]


Lupe performed at the Splash! Festival in Germany yesterday. Here are some pics from his show. - Check out more after the jump!

Nikki Jean - Pennies In A Jar [Full Album Stream]


Nikki's album drops tomorrow but you can already stream it in its entirety on AOL. Go and check it out HERE and don't forget to peep track 8, "Million Star Motel" feat. Lupe & Black Thought! - If you like what you hear, you can buy the album HERE or HERE

More Footage: Lupe Fiasco @ Openair Frauenfeld


We had some not-so-good-quality videos on here early today from the Openair Frauenfeld, now you can check some better ones. Above you can see Lu perform "Out Of My Head" and below "State Run Radio,"
"Words I Never Said and "Shining Down."

Robert Glasper Experiment x Lupe Fiasco to perform at Pori Jazz Fest in Finland


After their shows in New York Lupe will join the Robert Glasper Experiment on stage again at the Pori Jazz Fest in Pori, Finland on July 15th 2011.

Video: Nikki Jean album Pre-Order & Letterman Appearance


Shortly before her album release tomorrow Nikki checks in to let us know that her album is up for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon now and to tell us that she'll be the musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday, July 14th!

So, tune in to CBS this Thursday @ 11:35pm EST!

Pic: Janelle Monáe x Lupe Fiasco x Big Boi backstage @ Splash!


Big Boi tweeted this pic of him, Janelle and Lupe backstage at the Splash! Festival in Germany yesterday. Not only did they all perform at the festival, Lupe and Janelle also joined Big Boi on stage for his set. (footage hopefully coming soon...)

Video: Lupe Fiasco @ Openair Frauenfeld


After some pics here's some video footage of Lupe's performance at the Openair Frauenfeld in Switzerland. While it's not the best footage you can at least get an idea of how big the crowd was.

Another clip, which highlights the whole festival [Lupe @ 2:26] and a clip of Lupe performing "Hip Hop Saved My Life" can be found after the jump.

New Music: J.Nolan - "Whatever Works"



Check out the 2nd official single from J.Nolan's "Chaos Theory" album, due out August 16th. Nolan will also be featured on our upcoming "Dreaming Awake" mixtape, stay tuned for more info's on that!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

GQ x BMW present: Six on Six w/ Lupe Fiasco [Video]


Lupe is featured in GQ and BMW's Six on Six series in which 6 pioneers present 6 takes on the future of their discipline. - Check the video above!

Lupe Fiasco - Renowned musician and CEO of 1st and 15th Entertainment discusses how technology impacts life's rhythm.

Music constantly brings him deeper into himself and also brings more of himself to the surface. For him, the force to create is an impulse that needs a medium: music and its constant critique.

via GQ

Are Lupe Fiasco & Curren$y stashing up Tracks?


This is certainly not the first time we're hearing about Curren$y and Lupe possibly working together but looking at this tweet by Curren$y, that he made after bumping into Lu backstage at the Openair Frauenfeld yesterday, it looks like they eventually already have some tracks in the stash which are just waiting to be released...

to be continued...

Video: Nikki Jean interview w/ ReelBlack TV


We had the interview teaser on here yesterday and now here's the full interview that ReelBlack TV did with Nikki Jean.

Nikki talks about the process of recording her debut album 'Pennies in a Jar,' songwriting, mentor workshops and you get a small live-preview of some songs from the album throughout the interview.

For people in the US: 'Pennies in a Jar' is available for pre-order on iTunes & Amazon!

You can also Pre-Order HERE if you're in Great Britain or HERE if you're in Germany!

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ Openair Frauenfeld


Check out some pics from Lupe's performance at the Openair Frauenfeld in Switzerland that went down last night. - More below!

Lupe Fiasco for "Pick Fros Not Fights"


Lupe was "Fro-Spotted" recently and posed for a picture for FroLab's initiative "Pick Fros Not Fights." - More Fro-Spottings can be found HERE

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Video: Nikki Jean on becoming a Viral Sensation [Interview Teaser]


Rising star NIKKI JEAN discusses how a video of her hearing herself for the first time on Lupe's The Cool album became a Youtube sensation in this outtake from her forthcoming interview on Reelblack TV.

Her debut CD, PENNIES IN A JAR, which features songs co-written by legendary songwriters, hits stores July 12, 2011.

PREVIOUSLY: 'Million Star Motel' Snippet x Album Pre-Order

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ 106 KMEL's Summer Jam 2011


Lupe is set to perform at 106 KMEL's Summer Jam 2011 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA on August 20th 2011. You can win tickets HERE and by listening to 106 KMEL!

Video: Diggy talks about his favorite rappers including Lupe Fiasco x Kanye West


Diggy Simmons shares how Pharrell influences him, his favorite rappers including Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West, and encouraging words from Jay-Z.

- Rap-Up

Friday, July 8, 2011

Video: Diggy talks Lupe Fiasco x Nas Comparisons


Karen Civil caught up with Diggy and they discussed various thing including Diggy being compared to Nas and Lupe. - Spotted at D.Dot's Place

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Trae Day 2011 with Lupe Fiasco


Trae Day 2011 is coming up and of course Lupe will be supporting Trae again and perform at the event together with other acts. - All info's on the flyer above!

Chart update: No big changes this Week


No big changes on the charts this week when it comes to Lupe. 'Out Of My Head' climbed up 1 spot to #69 and 'The Show Goes On' fell to #13 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lasers dropped to position #109 on the Billboard 200 this week and is the #14 Rap Album in the country.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Music: QuESt - Applause

In celebration of reaching 2,380 followers on twitter (random number, I know), the Miami spitter decided to liberate another record off his upcoming How Thoughtful 2 project.

Well how thoughtful of him ;)

Pics: Lupe Fiasco in the studio w/ Robert Glasper


Lupe is back in the studio, currently recording with Robert Glasper. Check more pics after the jump! Apparently Mos Def and Bilal also came through for a session.

Lupe Fiasco Set Times - Openair Frauenfeld / Splash!


Previously the set times
for the 2 European Festivals Lupe will perform at this upcoming weekend weren't available, but now they are here!

Lupe will hit the stage at the Openair Frauenfeld in Switzerland on Saturday [July 9th] at 7:50pm and he'll perform on the Vulcano Main Stage of the Splash! Festival in Germany on Sunday [July 10th] at 8:45pm. - If you're going, enjoy!

FNF is looking for new Artists


Sarah Green just put this message up on her Facebook:

1st and 15th is looking for new artists. Send songs and/or video to icansangfnf@gmail.com

Video: Lupe Fiasco Live @ B96's Summer Bash


Elephilms just put up their footage of Lupe performing @ B96's Pepsi Summer Bash 2011. - Check it out above!

Vote for 'Out Of My Head' on 106 & Park


"Out Of My Head" was the new joint on 106 & Park yesterday. You can now text LUP to 79922 to vote for it and make it #1 on the countdown.

You can vote online, too .

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Video: Young Marqus - Respect Me


As you might have noticed, Young Marqus' mixtape didn't drop yesterday. He decided to go back in and record a few more tracks for it. Meanwhile, to hold you over, he dropped a video for the title track of the tape, "Respect Me," which u can check above!

Lupe Fiasco to be featured on Yo Gotti's Album


According to SonicScoop Lupe will be featured on Yo Gotti's upcoming album "Live From The Kitchen" which is set to be released on Sept. 6th.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Snippet: Nikki Jean - Million Star Motel [ft. Lupe Fiasco x Black Thought]


Nikki's album "Pennies in a Jar" will drop on July 12th and you can now
pre-order and listen to snippets of the whole album on Amazon! Check out the snippet of 'Million Star Motel,' which features Lupe and Black Thought, below!


UPDATE: iTunes Pre-Order

New Music: Trae Tha Truth - 'I'm On' [ft. Lupe Fiasco x Big Boi x Wale x Wiz Khalifa x MDMA]


As promised, here's the most anticipated track off Trae's album "Street King" which drops next week. - Enjoy and happy 4th of July!


Props UHTN

Kanye West x Jay-Z - Watch The Throne [Pre-Order]


Watch The Throne is here...well almost. Today the album went up for pre-order and while there hasn't been a release date announced officially, it seems like it could drop on August 2nd cause that's the date that was given, as shipping date, to people who pre-ordered it early. - You can pre-order the album HERE

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Lupe Fiasco to speak at 2011 Leadership Institute


Lupe Fiasco, Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West are among the speakers for the 2011 Leadership Institute which goes down from July 21 - 25, 2011 @ UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. - More info's HERE and you can register HERE to attend.