10/01/2011 - 11/01/2011 ~ LUPEND

Monday, October 31, 2011

New Music: L.E.P. Bogus Boys x Lupe Fiasco - Zombie Land


We've heard about this track for the past 2 days and now it's finally here. L.E.P. Bogus Boys' "Zombie Land" featuring Lupe, off their just released "Now or Neva" mixtape.

Happy Halloween!

Pics: The Soundclash @ The Bank in Vegas


Lupe and Sky did a DJ set at The Bank nightclub in Las Vegas yesterday. Check some pics of it below!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

L.E.P. Bogus Boys A&R's talk Lupe Fiasco collabo "Zombieland"


As we posted yesterday, the L.E.P. Bogus Boys have a track with Lupe called "Zombieland" on their forthcoming "Now Or Neva" mixtape.

FakeShoreDrive was able to talk to Dash and Dion Primo who are the A&R's for the project. Check what they said about the track and how it happened below:

Dion: “Zombieland” is fuckin’ crazy. I’ma tell you, “Zombieland” is crazy from both angles. Before Lupe, there’s a producer named J-Kits. He does a lot of work with Trey Songz. He hit me up like, “Yo, I wanna work and do some shit with L.E.P.”. I’m like, “L.E.P.? That’s some hard rap shit”.

I said cool and he sent some beats. He sent four of the craziest fuckin’ beats we had heard that whole weekend.

Dash: “Zombieland” was a verse that he [Count] had already. We were late for a studio session and I was in the car barking about being late. I looked to the side and there’s Lupe. Moonie hopped out like, “What’s up? Let’s do something. We’re working on our mixtape. We want you to listen to it.”

Moonie asked Lu if he was in the studio and Lu replied “Nah. I’m actually going to get some sushi next door.” We didn’t want a song from Lupe or nothing. We just wanted a drop from him and he was cool with it. We’re in the studio and a hour passes. I didn’t think he was coming. I go outside and Lupe’s trying to get buzzed in. He came in and wanted us to play the tape.

We played “Zombieland” and he started jumping around the studio. He took his glasses off and said “Oh, shit. Bring that back!”. I told him that we needed to make something happen and he cut me off – “Don’t worry about it. That Zombieland record. Let’s do it.”. I didn’t even have the sessions or nothing. I called Primo and he came through with the session. Lu didn’t use a pen, paper or nothing. He just went in and layed his verse.

"Now or Neva" drops tomorrow!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

L.E.P. Bogus Boys hit the studio with J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League x Lupe Fiasco


Did the L.E.P. Bogus Boys just manage to get Lupe on a track for their upcoming 'Now or Neva' project which drops on Monday? ...We shall find out soon.

UPDATE: YUP!

UPDATE 2: The song is called "Zombieland"

Spotted @ FSD via Rook

FALSE x Japanese Cartoon Collection - 30% OFF

Didn't get a Japanese Cartoon tee or crewneck yet but want one? Well, pick one up now cause FALSE offers them for 30% off the regular price. - Get yours HERE

Same goes for the old Fallacy of Rome collection!

Friday, October 28, 2011

A LupEND Blog interview w/ Tara King


Fresh off the Generation Laser tour, where she joined Lupe to do background vocals, Tara King took some time to talk to me about the things she experienced on tour and what we can expect from her in the near future. Peep our conversation after the jump!

Vote for Lupe Fiasco's "The Show Goes On"


Fuse is counting down the Top 40 videos of 2011 and you can now vote for your favorite. Lupe is up in the mix with his video for "The Show Goes On."

Vote for him HERE

Video: Lupe Fiasco headlines Transform America's Moving Minds Benefit Concert


We've reported about this concert before, now here's a short promo clip for Transform America's Moving Minds Benefit Concert which will go down at Terminal 5 in New York on Nov. 7th. - For more info's and tickets visit TransformAmerica.org

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lupe Fiasco talks Obama w/ AllHipHop


Part 3 of AllHipHop's ongoing interview series with Lupe is up now and in this one he talks about Obama and the statements he made about him earlier this year.

AllHipHop.com: I wanted to ask you just briefly, just in sort of a hindsight manner. The press made a big deal of your metaphor for President Obama as a terrorist. Do you have any regrets on that now, or maybe a different point-of-view in hindsight?

Lupe: Not at all. Not at all. I made this point when I was on Bill O’Reilly. I said just because — and it stems from Howard Zinn.

Howard Zinn said war is terror, right? Howard Zinn has a very deep past, a very powerful political thinker. He was a soldier, actually fought in World War II. He was a guy deeply involved in the Civil Rights movement in the South, [author of] “A People’s History of the United States.” A very powerful dude who I look up to very much so. His words, that war on terror, war and the definition of why we wage war is definitely terror.

The people who wage war, what are they? There is no… redefining it for the sake of making yourself feel better when you go to sleep at night. When you bomb a village for no reason at all other than that it’s a hindrance for rearranging some type of political structure or some type of energy structure in the world, or putting yourself in a better strategic position in a region so you can take over that region’s resources? That’s terror.

That’s not bringing freedom and liberty to people by eradicating an entire town and killing thousands and thousands of people, millions of people, and standing behind that. So that’s terror. But saying that, it doesn’t negate all of the other qualities or all of the other characteristics of that person. Like Bill O’Reilly, he’s a father, he’s a great speaker, he’s a great thinker. He’s a motivator. He’s a charitable person. But all of that, in itself, also does not not make him a terrorist. You know? It does not.

Read the rest HERE

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stream: Pyyramids - Human Beings EP


A few weeks ago I put up the first track off the EP and now you can check out the full thing exclusively on NylonMag! - If you like what you hear, pre-order the EP HERE

Lupe Fiasco talks Occupy Movement w/ AllHipHop


A few days ago we got an excerpt of this interview where Lupe talked about CRS, now here's another one in which he talks about the Occupy Movement.

AllHipHop.com: So I wanted to know, just to get things moving, what are your thoughts on the whole Occupy Wall Street movement as it spreads across the world, really, at this point?

Lupe Fiasco: Overall, I think it’s great. Being actually there from the beginning of it, and seeing it kind of mobilize into being something that was an idea or like a challenge, to see the people orchestrate it and to see it actually take place, then to see it kind of spread, and now seeing it become kind of more of a global kind of thing. I think overall, I think it’s great. It’s a great conversation, a great kind of place where people can go.

I’ve been to like five of them in different cities, just checking up on them, just seeing what was needed from a support side but at the same time too to take a temperature of exactly what was going on and to see, I found myself in conversation circles where it’d be a socialist and a physics teacher and a guy who works pro bono — an immigrant lawyer who does pro bono work for immigrants, and then just a regular high school kid then a college guy who went to school and is currently unemployed and is looking for something to do.

And with me, you’ve got some superstar rapper then you’ve got some dude from some union, all in a circle, discussing ideas and theories and thoughts. So I think it’s great.


Continue reading HERE

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ Occupy Orlando


Taken at Occupy Orlando. Funny story - He actually walked up to me with a box of coookies to donate to the food table.

I told him thank you and asked his name and he told me - I was blown away. I proceeded to sit and talk with him for an hour, and he's a really down to earth intelligent guy. It was definitely a blessing getting to meet him. - Richie B


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pics: Trae Tha Truth x Lupe Fiasco getting ready to shoot "I'm On" Video


Trae is still shooting the video for "I'm On." Trae, Lupe and the director just met up and are getting ready to shoot. - Check some pics below!

Video: The YellowJackets sing "The Show Goes On"


Last night on NBC's "The Sing Off" The YellowJackets performed Lupe's "The Show Goes On." They managed to advance to the next round when facing off against The Collective in the final Sing Off Battle.

Video: Chiefdoodle backstage @ Southern Lights Music Festival


Chiefdoodle comes through with some backstage footage from the Southern Lights Music Festival in Austin, TX. Also included is some on stage footage of Lupe and Bun B.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Video: Lupe Fiasco performs in Orlando


Last night Lupe performed at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. Up above you can see him perform "Words I Never Said." - More below!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ Southern Lights Music Festival


Lupe performed at the Southern Lights Music Festival in Austin, TX yesterday. Check out some more pics from his performance after the jump!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Lupe Fiasco's 'Out Of My Head' nominated at the 2011 Soul Train Awards!



Lupe is nominated for Best Hip-Hop Song Of The Year at this years' Soul Train Awards for his collaboration with Trey Songz, 'Out Of My Head'. Below is the full list of nominees in this category:

“Moment for Life” – Nicki Minaj
“All of the Lights”- Kanye West ft. Rihanna
“Look at Me Now” – Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes and Lil’ Wayne
“Out of My Head” – Lupe Fiasco ft. Trey Songz
“Otis” - Jay Z and Kanye West


Make sure you tune into Centric and BET on November 27 at 9pm/8c to find out who won!

Lupe Fiasco - LightWork [Lyrics]


Track dropped yesterday, now you can peep the lyrics HERE and as always...feel free to correct them/add to them in the comments.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lupe Fiasco gives update on CRS


Chuck Creekmur of AllHipHop talked to Lupe the other day, about the Occupy Wall Street movement, President Obama, The Republicans and other matters concerning the state of affairs in America and Lupe also gave an update on CRS, peep it below:


The outlook on a CRS project is bleak, according to Fiasco, who said an album wasn’t likely.

“Um, probably not. I don’t foresee it. I don’t know,” he said in an exclusive interview with AllHipHop.com.

The Chicago rapper proceeded to explain, at length, how things have progressed since the trio released “US Placers” in 2007.

Lupe continued: “Everybody has their different approaches. Do you want a CRS album or do you want a ‘Friend of the People‘ mixtape or do you want a ‘Food and Liquor 2‘ or do you want… It’s like, you know, you can’t do all of it.

And then with CRS I have to get Pharrell on the same page and get Kanye on the same page – is it something that we even still want to do, you know? It was something that we maybe thought about doing 3 or 4 years ago. 3 or 4 years later, is that something that we still want to do?”

Read more HERE ..full interview coming soon.

Trae Tha Thruth shoots video for "I'm On" [feat. Lupe]


Trae Tha Truth is currently shooting a video for his monster collabo off his latest album "Street King." Lupe will join him tomorrow to shoot his part before performing at the Southern Lights Music Festival in Austin. [that's MDMA in the pic] ..Stay tuned.

New Music: Lupe Fiasco - LightWork [ft. Ellie Goulding x Bassnectar]


Here we go! First track off "Friend of the People" which will drop on Thanksgiving!


Soundclash DJ Set @ The Bank in Las Vegas


The Soundclash aka Lupe and Sky Gellatly will be doing a DJ Set @ The Bank Nightclub in Vegas on October 30th 2011. - More info's HERE

Lupe Fiasco to drop first Friend of the People track Today!


And y'all thought this wouldn't be happening...

I...Fight...Evil... 1st Track From #FOTP "LightWork"...Today @ High Noon Chicago Time... - Lupe

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Vote for Lupe Fiasco to be nominated for the 2012 People’s Choice Awards


The 2012 People’s Choice Awards are going down on January 11 and you can now cast your vote to determine who'll be nominated. Lupe is on the list for "Favorite Hip-Hop Artist" but you can also type his name in for other categories.

Click HERE to get Lupe nominated!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Video: Nikki Jean performs @ TEDxEast Salon in NYC


Nikki performed at the TEDx conference in New York a few weeks ago. Above you can see her perform "Million Star Motel." Due to the fact that Lupe and Black Thought weren't there, she performed their verses herself. - Nice!

Get your tickets: Lupe Fiasco @ Terminal 5 in New York


The venue for the Transform America Moving Minds Benefit Concert where Lupe will perform has been revealed. It'll be at Terminal 5 in New York on Nov. 7th 2011. Tickets for the show are available now and you can order them HERE

Video: 1500 or Nothin in the studio w/ Young Marqus


Looks like Young Marqus is on his way up, making all the right moves so far. Here you can see him in the studio with the good folks of 1500 or Nothin!

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ Northwestern University


Lupe is set to perform at Northwestern University's Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL on Nov. 4th 2011 together with Matt & Kim. Currently there are no further details available. - Info via TDN

Monday, October 17, 2011

Video: TChaositself performs "Hip Hop Saved My Life" w/ Nikki Jean


Nikki performed at DC9 in Washington, DC yesterday. TChaositself joined her for "Hip Hop Saved My Life." - Props to CeeJay

Video: Supafest 2012 - MTV Commercial [ft. Lupe Fiasco]


As we told you a few days ago, Lupe will be part of the Supafest in Australia next year. Check the MTV Australia commercial for the festival above.

Video: Lupe Fiasco talks w/ the people at Occupy Chicago


Check out some footage of Lupe discussing with the Occupy Chicago activists this past weekend. - More after the jump!

Video: Sarah Green performs 'Take Back' in Ames


Some newness from Sarah Green, performed on the Generation Laser tour in Ames, IA.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Lupe Fiasco @ Occupy Chicago


After finishing up his Generation Laser tour Lupe went back to his hometown of Chicago and is currently taking part in one of the Global Day of Occupation gatherings.

Pics: Lupe Fiasco backstage @ Hollywood Palladium w/ Carter & Shannon Leto


Rob from Platinum Motorsport comes through with some Lupe pics again. This time you can see Lupe backstage at his show at the Hollywood Palladium together with Shannon Leto from 30 Seconds to Mars and lil Carter. - More below!

Video: Las Vegas IndyCar Recap [ft. Lupe Fiasco]


Here's a recap video of the IZOD IndyCar Kick-Off event in Vegas, including an interview with Lupe, starting at the 1 minute mark.

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ the IZOD IndyCar Kick-Off Party


Lupe performed at the IZOD IndyCar World Championships Kick-Off Party at Wet Republic in Vegas 2 days ago. Check out 2 more pics after the jump!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Video: Tara King & Conrizzle Backstage on the Generation Laser Tour


Watch Tara King alongside Conrizzle as she talks about her experience on tour with Lupe.

Young Marqus on the Generation Laser Tour [Part 1]


Go behind the scenes with Young Marqus and find out what he experienced on the Generation Laser tour. - More to come!

Fiasco Friday Anniversary


The date was Oct. 15th but the day was a Friday. So today, 1 year ago, the Fiasco Friday protest went down in front of the Atlantic Records headquarters in New York.

Video: Lupe Fiasco on The Ellen DeGeneres Show


Check the clip above to see how Lupe, Sarah and the rest of the crew performed "The Show Goes On" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday!

Video: Lupe Fiasco on the red carpet at the IZOD IndyCar Kick-Off Party


Lupe hosted the IZOD IndyCar World Championships Kick-Off Party at the Wet Republic Ultra Pool @ the MGM Grand in Las Vegas yesterday. Up above you can see him walking the red carpet at the event.

He also got to drive down the Las Vegas Strip alongside Mario Andretti in a 2-Seater Dallara and judging by his tweets, he was really excited about it.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Video: Lupe Fiasco freestyles & pays homage to the Bay @ Fox Theater


Check out this energetic performance of "I Don't Wanna Care Right Now" from Lupe's show at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, followed by a freestyle over the "Everyone Nose" remix beat.

After the jump Lupe pays homage to some Bay Area artists & recites some Spice1.

Audio: Lupe Fiasco talks about the Occupy Movement


As we told you yesterday, Lupe showed some support to Occupy Oakland while he was in town. He was also interviewed by Davey D for HardKnockRadio and talked about the Occupy Movement. - Check the audio below!

Audio via SwitFM // Photo credit: Eric Arnold

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ Fox Theater


We had a review and some video footage from the show already, now here are some pics courtesy of Grady Brannan. - Check 'em after the jump!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Music: Pyyramids - That Ain't Right


It's been a while since we heard something from Drea, if you don't remember she was in He Say She Say who were signed to FNF for a short period of time. In the end Mano and Drea disbanded and went their own seperate ways.

Drea is back now with a new group project called Pyyramids. Pyyramids consists of Drea and OK Go's Timothy Northwind and they just released the first track off their upcoming "Human Beings" EP which drops Oct. 31st. - Check it out above!

And if you want to, pre-order the EP HERE

Lupe Fiasco to host IZOD IndyCar World Championships Kick-Off Party @ MGM Grand


Lupe will host and perform at the 2011 IZOD IndyCar World Championships Kick-Off Party at the Wet Republic Ultra Pool @ the MGM Grand in Las Vegas tomorrow.

More info's HERE

Video: Lupe Fiasco shows support for Occupy Oakland

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Knowing that hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco was set to perform at the Fox Theater on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland on the second day of Occupy Oakland, numerous tweets went out days in advance asking for his support.

Lupe Fiasco came through, perhaps more than expected, with donated food, supplies, tables, tents, and a generator. He even made a personal appearance during the evening's General Assembly to express solidarity with Oakland and the broader Occupy Wall Street movement, as seen in the video above.

- IndyBay

A 2nd video of Lupe addressing the crowd at his show last night can be found HERE

Jay Electronica still wants to work with Lupe


Jay Elect went on Twitter earlier today to speak his mind about a couple of rappers. While doing that he also reached out to Lupe again for a collabo:

Lupe, Salaam. Get at me family. Lets magnetize and show the ppl what a atom looks like.

Check Jay's latest track HERE

Video: Lupe Fiasco performs in Oakland


We had a review of the show up earlier, now here's some footage of Lupe's performance at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA yesterday. "Coming Up" above...more below!

'I Don't Wanna Care Right Now' video shot on Tour; Dropping Soon!


We've heard it several times from people who attended the Generation Laser tour, most recently from people who attended the last stop in Oakland.

Lupe shot a live video for "I Don't Wanna Care Right Now" during the tour and now that the tour is over, it should be dropping soon....stay tuned for updates!

Phot credit: Todd Owyoung

Concert Review: Lupe Fiasco @ Fox Theater


Lupe performed in Oakland, CA last night and it was the last stop of his Generation Laser tour. Read a review of the show below:

Lupe Fiasco spent much of Tuesday night’s show at Oakland’s Fox Theater atop a small raised platform at center stage. There he stood, or danced or pranced, literally head and shoulders above all the other musicians.

The scene served as a metaphor for this 29-year-old Chicago rapper’s overall ability as a live performer. For in the land of hip-hop, no one stands taller onstage than Fiasco.

Read the rest HERE // Photo courtesy of Grady Brannan

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Video: Tara King x Bam backstage @ BET Hip Hop Awards


Check out a clip of Tara King backstage with Bam Alexander after their performance with Lupe & Erykah Badu at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards!

Video: Lupe Fiasco x Erykah Badu - BET Hip Hop Awards Performance


Check out Lupe's performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards. He performed "Words I Never Said" together with the one and only Erykah Badu!

Video: Lupe Fiasco performs @ Hollywood Palladium


Check out some footage of Lupe's performance at the Hollywood Palladium last night. "Superstar" above, more after the jump!

Side note: Lupe dedicated "Superstar" to Tara's Grandma, watch HERE

Lupe Fiasco talks Chicago Coat Drive x "Shots" from 50


Lupe called in to 107.5 WGCI’s Tony Sculfield & The Morning Riot today to talk about his winter coat drive in Chicago. He also discussed the lines in 50 Cent’s new Street King track, “50′s My Favorite,” which could be constructed as shots fired. - via FSD

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ Hollywood Palladium


Lupe performed at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA yesterday. Check some pics from his performance after the jump!

Reminder: Lupe Fiasco @ the BET Hip Hop Awards Tonight!


Tune in to BET tonight at 8pm EST to see Lupe perform "Words I Never Said" at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards together with a very special guest.

Video: Lupe Fiasco performs @ the Palms


Lupe performed at the Palms in Las Vegas 2 nights ago. Check out the opening of the show above and then more below! (audio is a lil crappy but that's all we got)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Lupe Fiasco to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show!


Make sure you tune in this Thursday 10/13 to watch Lupe performing his hit single "The Show Goes On" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show! Check local listings for channel/airing times. - LupeFiasco.com

The Lupe Fiasco Foundation asks for your Help


The Lupe Fiasco Foundation is having their first annual coat drive which provides coats to families in Chicago. You can help them reach their goal of providing 1000 coats by dropping off coats or warm jackets at the locations provided in the flyer above!

Visit LupeFiascoFoundation for more info's!

Audio: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Daniel Kisslinger


Before his show in Ames last week Lupe was interviewed by Daniel Kisslinger for KDIC 88.5FM. Lupe talked about the re-release of Food & Liquor, how his style/sound has changed over the years, getting his message out, working with Trey Songz, Occupy Wall Street and more.

Audio: 50 Cent Kicks & Pushes on new Track


50 dropped a new track in his Street King series and some people/sites are saying that he fired shots at Lupe...I don't think so.

This shit ain't about shit so I ain't gonna go hard, now Kick, Push ..Kick, Push... get the fuck outta here... Kick, Push.

via ThisIs50

More Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ the Fillmore Auditorium [Denver]


Check out a few more pics from Lupe's performance at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO that went down last Friday. - More after the jump!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Video: Tara King - Warning Shotz


Tara King is currently still on the road with Lupe, doing background vocals on the Generation Laser Tour. She has also released some music of her own in the past and will continue to do so. For now, check the video for her song "Warning Shotz" above.

If you want to, you can download the track HERE

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Review & Pics: Lupe Fiasco performs in Denver


After some video footage we had earlier, Metromix Denver comes through with some pics and a review of Lupe's show in Denver yesterday. Read below:

From the minute he took the stage, Lupe Fiasco embraced the rock 'n' roll side of his music. He sang hit after hit from his new album “Lasers” and got the crowd to bounce in unison to hits like “Kick, Push.” Fiasco sprayed the crowd with water danced and thrashed from one end of the stage to the other, never stopping the energy.

Sporting an "Occupy Wall Street" shirt he took several opportunities to speak about the movement. Never letting go of his activist side, Fiasco is a true superstar.

Check more pics and the full review HERE

Video: Lupe Fiasco performs in Denver


Last night Lupe performed at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO. Up above you can see him perform "State Run Radio" - more below!

Lupe Fiasco supports Occupy Denver


The Occupy movement has spread all over the country. Yesterday, before performing at The Fillmore in Denver, Lupe stopped by the occupiers to show support. Here's what Westword reports:

Beginning this (yesterday) morning, Fiasco Tweeted his arrival in Denver with hashtags referencing the city's inclusion in the national occupation.

At about 4 p.m., however, Fiasco made a stop at the capitol in person to drop off tents and parkas for those who front the movement locally, many of whom sleep at the area all night and all of whom are preparing for the quickly approaching cold weather.

Although nobody announced his presence while he was there, one member of the occupation shouted an acknowledgment of the rapper's donations as he and his crew settled back into their van. The donations earned a rowdy round of applause, which in turn earned a generous handful of Tweets celebrating the fact.

Read more HERE // Photo courtesy of ecparker

Friday, October 7, 2011

Lupe Fiasco to headline Southern Lights Music Festival


Up until now there hasn't been a tour date in Texas for Lupe's current tour but it's just been revealed that Lupe will headline the Southern Lights Music Festival at the Austin Music Hall in Austin, TX on Oct. 21st 2011. - More info's HERE

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ Iowa State University


After the footage of Lupe speaking on Steve Jobs' passing, which we posted yesterday, now here are some photos from Lupe's show at ISU's Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA, which went down 2 days ago. - Photos via Ames247 (shot by Kendra Plathe)

Check THIS SITE for a review!

Video: Lupe Fiasco @ NIU Convocation Center


Here we finally have some footage of Lu's show at the NIU Convocation Center in Dekalb, IL that went down on Oct. 4th. Above Lu opens w/ "Words I Never Said." - More below!

Lupe Fiasco confirmed for Supafest 2012 [Australia]


Lupe will be part of the 4 city spanning Supafest in Australia next year! Check out the Tour Dates (via Supafest.com) below:

April 14th, 2012: RNA Showgrounds - Brisbane
April 15th, 2012: ANZ Stadium - Sydney
April 21st, 2012: TBA - Melbourne
April 22nd, 2012: Arena Joondalup - Perth

Video: Talib Kweli debuts "Distractions" @ Occupy Wall Street


The FiascoStreetTeam comes through with some more Occupy Wall Street footage; this time of Talib Kweli in NYC.

Tabil Kweli attends Occupy Wall Street on Oct 6, 2011. Kweli performs exclusive new rhymes from a song titled "Distractions" and by request "Thieves In the Night." He also speaks heart-felt words in support of Occupy Wall Street.

PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco talks 9/11, Building 7 & New World Order

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Video: Lupe Fiasco on Steve Jobs' Passing


Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple, passed away at the age of 56 yesterday, seven years after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. At his show, at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA, Lupe talked about the passing of Steve and his own personal experiences with Apple products.

RIP Steve.

Mickey Factz - Mickey Mau5 [Sampler]


On the horizon of his next project, Mickey Factz puts together a sampler of music from the project titled "Mickey Mau5", he's been working on.

Mickey Mau5 (pronounced mouse) is a pseudo-character created by Factz to tell the tale of a kid growing up in Nyc, during the street graffiti era of Fab 5 Freddy, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Jean-Michel Basquiat, etc. Embodying the spirit of the 80's, Mickey delivers a full concept tape, with a sound-bed sampled from Deadmau5 & Dangermouse production.

In the upcoming weeks, there will be a visual release as well as tracks leaked from the project. No date is yet set for the release.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lupe Fiasco talks new Mixtape & Soundclash Album


Marian Tuin of Examiner.com talked to Lupe during his current tour and he revealed what he plans to do in the near future.

“Me and my partner Scott started a dj collective called Soundclash so we’re working on that album right now and hopefully we’ll have a single out by Halloween and will try and push an album out around that and tour and all that.

There’s a Lupe Fiasco mixtape that’s coming which hopefully we’ll have out before the end of the year and that will hopefully lead up to the next Lupe Fiasco album. And that’s really it, just more touring, touring, touring and music, music, music, music.”

Lupe also talked about the music he likes right now and mentioned the following:

"When it comes back to hip hop I still like Nas and Mos Def and even the newer guys like Kendrick Lamar and Kid Cudi who can definitely kind of catch my ear and keep my edge sharp I guess.”

READ MORE HERE

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Audio: Orchestral Medley of Lupe Fiasco's The Cool


Axel KacoutiƩ put together this orchestral medley of some of his favorite songs from Lupe's album "The Cool." - Listen & enjoy!

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ U of I Assembly Hall



Lupe performed at the Assembly Hall of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2 nights ago and here we have some pics of it. - More below!

Video: Lupe Fiasco hands The Mad Violinist a crazy solo on Break The Chain


Lupe Fiasco hands The Mad Violinist a crazy solo on "Break The Chain" In concert at Purdue University.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Video: Nikki Jean - "China" [In-Studio Performance]



Check out a clip of Nikki performing "China" at Aaron Levinson's Range Recording studios for Dan DeLuca's "In The Mix."

More videos, including an interview, can be found HERE

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Video: Lupe Fiasco performs "All Black Everything"


We haven't seen much footage of this song being performed live so far, so I decided to post up this clip of Lupe performing 'All Black Everything' at Purdue University. This is great, with the violin and all... - Enjoy!

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ BET Hip Hop Awards


The taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards went down last night in Atlanta. Lupe performed "Words I Never Said" together with a very special guest. - Show airs on Oct. 11th.

More pics below!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Video: Lupe Fiasco performs @ Purdue University


Lupe performed at Purdue University's Elliott Hall of Music in West Lafayette, IN yesterday. Journal & Courier comes through with some nice footage from the show.

Check the video above and also read a review HERE

Pics: Lupe Fiasco & Crew + New Boyz on stage @ Purdue


During the encore of Lupe's show last night they all decided to get together and take some photos on stage in front of the crowd. - Check a 2nd pic below!