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!

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 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.

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 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!

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.

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, or charge by phone at 217-333-5000. - via AssemblyHall

Nikki Jean talks Lupe Fiasco & Voting 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

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

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 or call the Marcus Amphitheater Box Office at 414-273-2600. - CommunityJournal

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, The Fillmore Charlotte Box Office and Ticketmaster. Tickets for the Raleigh Amphitheater concert will go on sale soon.

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

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 or by calling (800) 745-3000. - For more information, call (765) 496-1977. - Exponent

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

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:

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!

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