Video: Azad Right - I'll Be Around



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!

Phaedra Presents: Lisette Love & Kaovanny - "Out Of My Head Pt. 2" [Video]


We already posted the track when it dropped, now check out the official video for it.

New Music: Glasses Malone - My Turn [Ft. Lupe Fiasco x Wyclef]


Glasses Malone's "Beach Cruiser" is in stores now and here's the track that features Lupe which is available on the FYE Exclusive Bonus Disc. Track also features Wyclef, Kam and Latoiya Williams. - Check it out!

Pic: Lupe Fiasco featured on WGCI's "We Run The Chi" Billboards


107.5 WGCI put up a bunch of billboards around Chicago for their new "We Run The Chi" campaign. Lupe is featured on it together with Twista, Jennifer Hudson, R. Kelly, Kanye West and Common. - via FSD

New Music: Dosage - 5 New Tracks


Dosage dropped 5 new tracks throughout the last week. You can now download them all together. To give you a little idea of what to expect you can stream the track "Enough is Enough" below and then proceed to download the zip file.

Young Marqus joins Lupe Fiasco on Tour


Young Marqus who opened up for Lupe before and who we've featured on the site numerous times is going to join Lupe on his upcoming tour. He also just released his "Respect Me" mixtape on his site, click HERE to check it out!

UPDATE: Download the mixtape HERE

Audio: Lupe Fiasco discusses East Africa Food Crisis


Lupe called in to the Islamic Relief USA x One Legacy Radio Radio-A-Thon just a few minutes ago to give his views on the situation.


You can donate HERE

Video: MDMA x Lupe Fiasco - Cupcakin'


Check out the video for MDMA's "Cupcakin'" featuring Lupe!

Update: This is a ruff version, final coming soon!

Will Lupe win "Best Hip Hop Video" at the VMA's?


With the voting closed and the show coming up (airs tomorrow) and all bias aside. What do you think...how good are the chances for Lupe to win the Best Hip Hop Video Award for "The Show Goes On" at this years VMA's? Keep in mind , the fans voted.

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.

Lupe Fiasco - Generation Laser Tour Dates


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!

Video: Lupe Fiasco performs in Salt Lake City


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.

New Music: Skyzoo - Wikipedia Rap [Failure Freestyle]


Skyzoo goes in over Lupe's "Failure" for the last song of his Penny Freestyle series.

via 2DBZ

Video: Jack Thriller & Michael Blackson on Obama & Lupe


VladTV really likes to ask people about this topic...still. Check out how Jack & Michael talk about Lupe calling Obama a terrorist.

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ 106 KMEL's Summer Jam


Rob from Platinum Motorsport just came through with some pics from Lupe's performance at the 106 KMEL Summer Jam that went down in Oakland, CA last weekend. - Click HERE to see more!

Video: J.Nolan - Round


Check out the video for "Round" off Nolan's previously released Loose Files mixtape. - Directed & Edited by "ThePEST"

Lupe Fiasco Chart Update


Another week, another chart update:

Billboard Hot 100
  • The Show Goes On - not in the top 100 anymore (last week: 41)
  • Out Of My Head - 51 (last week: 43)

Billboard 200
  • Lasers - 185 (last week: 165) [457k sold]

Win tickets to see Lupe Fiasco at the Triad Music Fest


We're giving away 4 tickets for the Triad Music Fest in Greensboro, NC which will go down on Sept. 3rd. All you have to do is answer the following questions about Lupe correctly:

  • 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 jeezy44@gmail.com 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.

Good luck!

Bishop G presents: Losers [Mixtape]

Bishop G comes through with a brand new 10 track mixtape. - Check it!


Lupe Fiasco to perform at Auburn University x Hollywood Palladium


Lupe will perform at Auburn University on Sept. 22nd, more info's HERE. He'll also perform at the Hollywood Palladium on Oct. 10th - Tickets HERE

All tour dates can be found HERE

Video: Kreayshawn talks about her desire to kick it w/ Lupe Fiasco


Backstage at the same event at which Lupe gave her a shout out Kreayshawn sat down to talk to 106 KMEL and revealed that she really wanted to meet Lupe at the event and eventually throw an aftershow party with him.

Skylar Grey performs 'Words I Never Said' in London


Skylar performed a medley of hits she's been a part of including Diddy-Dirty Money’s “Coming Home”, Lupe Fiasco’s “Words I Never Said”, Dr. Dre x Eminem’s “I Need A Doctor” and more at her first ever UK show yesterday. - Check it out above!

Footage via SoulCulture

Typography Video: Lupe Fiasco - Mean and Vicious

Lupe Fiasco - 3 new Live Dates - Atlanta x St. Augustine x Kansas City


Here we go again.. 3 more tour dates have been announced. Lupe will perform at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA on Sept. 2oth.

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.

Jay Sean x Lupe Fiasco collabo on the Way


Jay Sean is dropping his "The Mistress " mixtape on Sept. 6th and he has a track with Lupe on there called "Say Yeah." - Stay tuned!

Spotted at HHNM via Vibe

Video: Lupe Fiasco freestyles & gives a shout out to Kreayshawn @ KMEL Summer Jam


They were having some technical difficulties during Lupe's KMEL Summer Jam performance yesterday so he decided to freestyle and shout out a couple of Bay Area artists. Check 2 more clips below!

Bill O'Reilly says Lupe Fiasco should focus on Rapping

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.

Video: Dosage - They Wish To See Blood


New music next week...stay tuned.

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ 106 KMEL


Lupe performed at the 106 KMEL Summer Jam in Oakland, CA yesterday and while backstage he sat down for an interview with the station. He talked about his foundation, the relationship to his label, Watch The Throne and other music he's listening to, climbing Kili, his hair and how he wants to let it grow and more.

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ UIC's Spark in the Park


Lupe Fiasco, The Cool Kids, Hood Internet, and Flosstradamus will perform at the University of Illinois at Chicago's "Spark in the Park" on Sept. 1st. It's a students only free concert. No further info's available as of now.

Win tickets to see Lupe Fiasco Live in Charlotte!

Listen with Seth weeknights on Mix 97.7 to win tickets to see LUPE FIASCO along with TINIE TEMPAH in Charlotte, September 23rd at the Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater!

Just keep track of the MIX MOST 9 @ 7 countdown for your chance to win – all this week with Seth – and ONLY on Mix 97.7! - Mix 97.7


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.

However I will post them up on our official twitter page, so if you're interested in winning some tickets, you should follow us HERE. While we're at it, you might have already noticed our new Facebook page, if not, click HERE and like it!

Patrick Stump on working w / Lupe Fiasco [PopCrush Interview]


In an interview with PopCrush Patrick discussed how his collabo with Lupe, for the remix of "This City," came about:

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 Fiasco to perform at U of I Assembly Hall


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

Lupe Fiasco asks you to #JoinTheZFF


After reading THIS and voicing his opinion about it on Twitter, Lupe introduced his new Tumblr page for The ZFF [The Zinn Freedom From] - continue reading after the jump to find out what it's all about!

Nikki Jean talks Lupe Fiasco & Voting


99Problems.org recently did an interview with Nikki and when asked what she thinks about voting and the fact that Lupe doesn't vote, she said the following:

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.

Read part 1 of the interview HERE and part 2 HERE

New Music: Sean Falyon ft. STS & Nikki Jean - The Fix


Check out Sean Falyon's new track off his #SFBE2 mixtape ft. STS ...and Nikki on the hook!

Facebook Friday Special: FALSE x Japanese Cartoon - Lightning Brought Them Death tee - 30% Off


FALSE just brought back their Facebook Friday specials and the Japanese Cartoon Lightning Brought Them Death tee is available for 30% off today only so go and get yours! - Click HERE to order!

Like the Facebook Page to stay updated on future Facebook Friday specials.

Lupe Fiasco Foundation - Little Man Project


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 info@lupefiascofoundation.org

Sarah Green x The Mad Violinist to Join Lupe on Tour!


Sarah Green is joining Lupe on tour starting Sept. 9th...she's not only performing with him, she'll also open up. The Mad Violinist will also join Lupe on select dates. Tour Dates announced so far can be found HERE

Chart Update: 'The Show Goes On' Falls, 'Out Of My Head' Doesn't Move


This is how Lupe's chart positions look like this week:

Billboard Hot 100
  • The Show Goes On - 41 (last week: 35)
  • Out Of My Head - stays at 43

Billboard 200
  • Lasers - 165 (last week: 169)

Video: Lupe Fiasco ft. Trey Songz - Out Of My Head (AHMIR Cover)


Ahmir is a R&B group out of Boston, check their cover of "Out Of My Head!"

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ Pantherfest



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

Video: Jason Derulo names Lupe, Kanye and Jay-Z the most outstanding Male Artists Right Now


Jason Derulo talked to Super Snake of 101.5 Jamz yesterday and discussed his new album among other things. When asked who he'd consider as the most outstanding male artists right now he named Lupe, Jay, Kanye and Usher. - Props to Connie

Mixtape: Wale - The Eleven One Eleven Theory


Brand new Wale Mixtape - DOWNLOAD HERE

New Music: DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah - "Notorious" Remix [ft. Freeway, Tona & Dosage]


Jazzy Jeff just dropped the official remix to his and Ayah's single "Notorious" featuring the homie Dosage, Freeway and Tona. - Check it below!

Video: Lupe Fiasco performs @ ASU


Lupe performed at the Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ yesterday. Up above you can see him perform "Beautiful Lasers," more clips below!

Video: Patrick Stump talks about working w/ Lupe Fiasco



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.

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ La Coacha



While on the red carpet at this years' MTV Movie Awards, Lupe briefly talked to La Coacha from PerezHilton.com about his hair, the protest, and his zodiac sign. Check it out above!

Lupe Fiasco - 3 new Live Dates - Charlotte x Raleigh x Boston


At this point I'd really appreciate if someone would either post up all the dates or send me a full list. Until then, here are 3 more dates:

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.

Lupe Fiasco's "Letting Go" featured in new movie "Fright Night"


“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!

Audio: Lupe Fiasco talks feeding Chicago on WGCI’s The Morning Riot


Lupe called into WGCI's morning show today to talk about his Block By Block initiative, his Foundation, Obama, his deal with Vans and more!

Props to FSD

Lasers is the most sold Hip Hop album of 2011 on Amazon.com ...so far


Amazon.com just released a list of albums that were sold the most through the site this year...so far. While Lady Gaga holds the 1 spot Lupe can be found at position 10. However, Lasers is the best-selling Hip Hop album of 2011 on Amazon.com so far.

Check the full list HERE

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ Monmouth University


Lupe and Tinie Tempah will perform at the MAC at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ on Sept. 15th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow on Ticketmaster.

Click HERE for a list of other upcoming shows.

New Music: J.Nolan - Chaos Theory

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)

Sean's update: Download the free album HERE or HERE

Video: Does Lupe Fiasco hate Hip Hop?


Here's a clip of Cee-Lo's interview with Lupe that didn't air on Fuse. Check it out!

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ Purdue University


Another college date. Lupe and the New Boyz will perform at Purdue University’s Elliott Hall of Music in West Lafayette, IN on September 30th.

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

Pics: Lupe Fiasco backstage @ Governors Island


Check out some backstage pics of Lupe @ the Bass Island Festival at Governors Island in NYC courtesy of Brian Moghadam - more below!

Lupe Fiasco Stats from '09 - '11


RollingStone put together some lists that include album sales, chart success, money made through touring, awards and more to determine who the King of Hip Hop is. They only focused on the time between 2009 - 2011.

Check out Lupe's stats after the jump!

Nikki Jean - My Love [Lyric Video]


Check out the official lyric video for Nikki's "My Love." - via MTV Buzzworthy

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ FIU [Miami]


Lupe will perform at the homecoming concert of the Florida International University in Miami, FL on September 25th. He'll be joined by Tinie Tempah. Tickets will be available starting this Wednesday. - More info's HERE

Lupe Fiasco Foundation to provide daily Feedings in Chicago this Month

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

Video: Lupe Fiasco speaks @ Islamic Relief Fundraiser for East Africa


Check out a short clip of Lupe's speech at the Islamic Relief Fundraising Iftar that went down in Anaheim, CA yesterday. Over $400k were donated and Lupe donated $50k himself. - Thanks to Ibrahim for the info!

Lupe Fiasco @ Bass Island [Pics]


VillageSlum was at the Bass Island Festival at Governors Island in New York yesterday and comes through with some nice pics of the festival.

Hip Hop DX "Lasers Tour" Ticket Giveaway!!!


Hip Hop DX is giving fans a chance to win tickets to see Lupe Fiasco, Big Sean, Miguel, & Tinie Tempah at The Mann Center in Philadelphia, PA on 9/17 .

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

Lupe Fiasco for Trilly & Truly [Pics]


Nothing really new here but RSVP Gallery just put up these detailed shots that were taken for one of the older Trilly & Truly collections. - More below!

Video: Lloyd talks about Barack Obama & Lupe Fiasco


Lloyd sits down with VladTV and gives his opinion on Lupe calling Obama a terrorist.


Video: Lupe Fiasco x Bassnectar - You Are Here/Risingson Remix Mashup [Live @ Bass Island]


Lupe performed at the Bass Island Festival at Governors Island in New York yesterday. He didn't only do a solo set though, he also joined Bassnectar on stage to spit some lines off Japanese Cartoon's "You Are Here" over Bassnectar's remix of Massive Attack's "Risingson." - Watch it above and then check some footage of Lupe's set below!

Lupe Fiasco to perform at Arizona State University


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

Video: Lupe Fiasco - The Instrumental - Live @ KahBang


Lupe performed at the KahBang festival in Bangor, ME yesterday. Above you can see him perform "The Instrumental." - Footage courtesy of BDN

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!

Lupe Fiasco to speak at East Africa Food Crisis Fundraiser


Islamic Relief USA is holding a Fundraising Iftar in Anaheim, CA on August 14th to help support people affected by the food crisis in East Africa. Lupe will be speaking at the event. - More info's HERE and tickets are available HERE

Lupe Fiasco Chart Update


Billboard Hot 100
  • The Show Goes On - 35
  • Out Of My Head - 43

Billboard 200
  • Lasers - 169

New Music: S-Preme - Headlines

LupEND Blog veteran S-Preme debo's (Yeah I just brought back "debo") Drake's recent street single and lights it on fire! Check it out below:

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ The Mann Center


Another Lupe show with Big Sean, Miguel & Tinie Tempah as special guests has just been announced. They'll perform at The Mann Center in Philadelphia, PA on September 17th. I have a feeling that we'll get more dates real soon.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday on Ticketmaster.

Update - Lupe confirms: Tour Dates coming soon


Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ the De La Barracuda Boxing Club


Check out some pics of Lupe at the De La Barracuda Boxing Club in Los Angeles. - More after the jump!

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ Merriweather Post Pavilion


Looks like there's another tour on the way. Lupe will perform at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD on Sept. 16th. He'll be joined by Wale, Miguel, Big Sean and Tinie Tempah. On the Merriweather Post Pavilion website it's dubbed as "The Lasers Tour." - Tickets will go on sale this Friday.