We always try to feed you new artists every now and then and well today is another one of those kind of days! Here's another West Coaster who goes by the name of Azad Right. I first got introduced to Azad's music a few weeks after he released his Spiderwebs video and was pretty impressed. Anyways, enough talking, this is a video to Azad's first single from his upcoming mixtape, The Time Is Right, which you'll be able to hear in its full entirety this September!
UPDATE: Download the mixtape HERE
PREVIOUSLY: Generation Laser Tour Dates
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Check out the video for MDMA's "Cupcakin'" featuring Lupe!
Update: This is a ruff version, final coming soon!
He's going against Chris Brown - Look At Me Now, Kanye West - All Of The Lights, Lil Wayne - 6 Foot/7 Foot and Nicki Minaj- Super Bass.
After getting a bunch of dates here and there over the last few weeks we now get a full/official list of dates for Lupe's upcoming Generation Laser Tour, check it below!
Lupe performed in Salt Lake City as part of the Twilight Concert Series yesterday. Check a video of him performing "Words I Never Said" above and then check more clips, including one featuring a fan on stage during "The Show Goes On," below.
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Billboard Hot 100
- The Show Goes On - not in the top 100 anymore (last week: 41)
- Out Of My Head - 51 (last week: 43)
- Lasers - 185 (last week: 165) [457k sold]
- How many black belts does Lupe have?
- How long did it take for The Cool to go Gold? (in months)
- How old was Lupe when his first album dropped?
- Which magazine was the first to give Lupe a cover?
Send the correct answers to firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Triad Tickets" in the subject line. Also make sure to include your address and a phone number where you can be reached.
You have until Aug. 31st to enter. The first one to answer correctly will get 2 tickets, the 2nd and the 3rd person to answer correctly will get one ticket each.
All tour dates can be found HERE
Footage via SoulCulture
He'll also perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, FL on September 24th and at The Midland by AMC in Kansas City, MO on Oct. 6th.
Tickets go on sale this Friday via Ticketmaster.
One big room full of dumb ... nevermind.
O'Reilly's Bolder & Fresher Tour kicked off in Westbury, NY yesterday. During his speech O'Reilly talked about how Lupe agreed with his Chicago/Haiti statement and his appearance on The Factor. Dude needs to chill.
PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco on The O'Reilly Factor
New music next week...stay tuned.
PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco to perform at U of I Assembly Hall
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SIDE NOTE: I guess that due to the upcoming tour there will be quite a few ticket giveaways in the near future. I personally won't post any of these up on the site anymore though (unless it's a real big giveaway) because it's gonna get way too cluttered.
Is it true you wrote ‘This City’ for Lupe Fiasco?
What happened was I wrote the song — it’s one of those quotes that just came to me, I really don’t remember writing it, it just happened. Then, it took me a while to decide what I wanted to do with it. At one point, I did want to submit it to Lupe Fiasco. I’ve known him for a long time. I produced a record for him called ‘Little Weapon’ and he was on a Fall Out Boy remix a few years ago. So I wanted to maybe get a demo of the song to him, but it never even got off the ground.
Flash forward to, after I turned in my album, the label was like, ‘This sounds great. Would you be interested in doing a remix?’ And I said, ‘Yeah maybe, it depends who you wanna work with.’ They had suggested Lupe and I was like, ‘This is perfect. This is cosmic,’ because he was part of my first thought. I was really excited about it because, subconsciously, that’s what I was going for the whole time anyway [Laughs].
Read the full interview HERE / Free iTunes download of This City
Lupe will perform at the Assembly Hall of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Oct. 2nd. The Cool Kids will open up for him. Tickets go on sale next Friday.
There will be an IL-UC student presale on Wed., Aug. 24 beginning at 8am at the Assembly Hall Box Office. Valid student ID required. Two tickets per valid id. Six ticket limit. Cash only accepted.
Public tickets available at the Assembly Hall Box Office, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 217-333-5000. - via AssemblyHall
Nikki Jean: Well that’s not news. Lupe has said for a while that he doesn’t vote. Voting is a very personal decision and I understand why people would chose not to vote because it seems like even when you do vote it doesn’t make a difference.
And no matter who we vote in office, you vote in one party and the other party blocks it and vice versa. It’s such an incredible state of gridlock that I am no longer confident in our system’s ability to correct itself and make real progress.
99problems: So then do you vote?
Nikki Jean: I do vote.
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In Partnership with the Chicago West Community Music Center, this program provides a Hip-Hop music curriculum, music production and business workshops to inner city youth ages 14-24.
For more info's about this program and other things the Lupe Fiasco Foundation does check out their Facebook page and the Official Website!
You can also contact the foundation directly through email@example.com
Billboard Hot 100
- The Show Goes On - 41 (last week: 35)
- Out Of My Head - stays at 43
- Lasers - 165 (last week: 169)
Ahmir is a R&B group out of Boston, check their cover of "Out Of My Head!"
PANTHERFEST returns to the Milwaukee lakefront Friday, Sept. 9, and resumes its role as the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee’s largest event of the year with headlining performances from Lupe Fiasco and Girl Talk.
Now in its fifth year, PANTHERFEST will be held at the Marcus Amphitheater and forecourt area of the Summerfest grounds, 5 p.m. to midnight.
Free PANTHERFEST tickets for UWM students, faculty and staff can be picked up in the UWM Union Concourse starting August 26 at 9 a.m.
Tickets for this event will not be available to the general public, but students from University of Wisconsin System schools can purchase up to two tickets at a price of $30 each. For purchasing information visit campuskickoff.com or call the Marcus Amphitheater Box Office at 414-273-2600. - CommunityJournal
Lupe performed at the Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ yesterday. Up above you can see him perform "Beautiful Lasers," more clips below!
Ralphie recently caught up with Patrick Stump and among other things, they talked about how Lupe was chosen to be on the remix to his lead single, "This City". He also says that although the song won't appear on his solo effort Soul Punk, it may be included as a bonus track.
Lupe will perform at HOB Boston on Sept. 12th, at the Raleigh Amphitheater on Sept. 18th and at the Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC on Sept. 23rd.
Tickets for Boston go on sale August 20th HERE. Tickets for the show in Charlotte go on sale Friday, August 19th at 10am at LiveNation.com, The Fillmore Charlotte Box Office and Ticketmaster. Tickets for the Raleigh Amphitheater concert will go on sale soon.
PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco to perform @ Monmouth University
“Letting Go” off LASERS is featured in the new Dreamworks film Fright Night! The film is in theaters this Friday 8/19 and stars Colin Farrell, Toni Collette and Anton Yelchin. - Lupe
Watch the trailer above!
Here's some new music for you from J.Nolan, another LupEND Blog veteran. If you're unsure, then check out the songs below and it should be enough to convince you to download the project!
Chaos Theory (prod. by Reese Jones)
Whatever Works (prod. by Todd Jordan)
Sharpen The Sword (prod. by Yung B Da Producer)
Here's a clip of Cee-Lo's interview with Lupe that didn't air on Fuse. Check it out!
Tickets are $35.50 for the general public and $32.50 for students. Tickets go on sale to Purdue students, Lafayette Ivy Tech Community College students, staff, faculty and retirees with current identification cards at 10 a.m. Aug. 26.
Ticket sales open to the general public at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 through ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. - For more information, call (765) 496-1977. - Exponent
As part of his Lupe Fiasco Foundation, the Chicago emcee is hosting a community feeding during the month of August. Lupe Fiasco's program, being held in Chicago as part of the Block by Block initiative, is focusing on feeding 100 people in need daily. The feeding will take place in two different locations until the end of the month.
Fiasco's working in conjunction with The New Birth Christian Center and The West Englewood Methodist Church to provide these meals. The addresses to both locations are below.
West Englewood Methodist Church
2000 W 68th St
Chicago, IL 60636
The New Birth Christian Center
5335 West Le Moyne Street
Chicago, IL 60651
Fiasco's program this year is set to begin this evening, August 15, from 5-7 p.m. at both locations mentioned above.
Check out the Facebook page of the foundation HERE
How to Enter: Follow @HipHopDX on twitter and tweet #LasersTour with the answer to the trivia question. Deadline for your entries will be 9/11... Winners will be announced on 9/12 at 12am EST. - Good Luck!
Trivia Question: What was Lupe Fiasco's mothers job occupation?
For more infos go to: hiphopdx.com
Lloyd sits down with VladTV and gives his opinion on Lupe calling Obama a terrorist.
PREVIOUSLY: Akon comments on Lupe calling Obama a Terrorist
Lupe Fiasco with special guest Jason Derulo will take the stage for a free concert for ASU students at the Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, AZ on August 16th. The show is free for all ASU students and each student is allowed to bring one guest.
- FREE to ALL ASU students + 1 guest
- MUST show ASU ID
- Doors at 8:00 PM
- Show at 9:00 PM
More info's HERE
Lupe performed at the KahBang festival in Bangor, ME yesterday. Above you can see him perform "The Instrumental." - Footage courtesy of BDN
PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco @ KahBang Festival [Pics]
Check out some pics from Lupe's set at the KahBang Festival that went down in Bangor, ME yesterday. - More below!
Tickets will go on sale this Friday on Ticketmaster.
Update - Lupe confirms: Tour Dates coming soon