The SNDCLSH, the collaborative music duo of DJ Lupe Fiasco and DJ Sky Gellatly, have dropped their first official track, the collaborative remix of “Letting Go” with the DJ and producer wonder DJ Kue. The song is a glimpse into the SNDCLSH debut EP, “Don’t Drop The Flag”, an all electronic music album.
And in keeping with the philanthropic spirit of Lupe and Sky, they have pledged to donate ALL of the proceeds from their upcoming EP to kids in need. Yes, every single dollar. Be on the lookout for more SNDCLSH tracks in the coming weeks, and for an early 2012 album drop from the SNDCLSH.
Some news from The Soundclash (Lupe and Sky's DJ Project): They'll release a remix together with DJ Kue today and their first EP is called "Don't Drop The Flag," it'll be out some time in 2012. All proceeds from the EP will be donated to kids in need.
Sarah has a new website and on it you can find the info that there'll be a video for her song "Dirty Rose" featuring Lupe dropping soon. - Check her site HERE
Virginia Beach's own Intalek and acclaimed producer Kid Icarus (who has previously worked with Chad Hugo, Nottz, Nickelus F and Star Trak's Fam-Lay) have teamed up to create "Synesthesia," an album that should find it's way into everyone's music collection. - Full Stream and Download below!
The people over at Complex are on their list grind again and Lupe made it to the "Top 25 Mixtapes of 2011" list. FOTP can be found on position 8.
Read what they have to say about it HERE
John W. Ennis wrote a piece on "The Show Goes On" and why it's his anthem of 2011.
Weaving an interpolation of Modest Mouse's 2004 upbeat hit "Float On," Lupe Fiasco uses his verses to unify the impoverished and privileged alike, urging courage to resist everyday oppressors, drawing strength from both childhood dreams and the power that a rarefied performer gets to observe when audiences are chanting his lyrics back to him around the world.
And yet in his open-ended challenge that "Ain't nobody leavin, nobody going home, even if they turn the lights on, the show is going on," there seems to be the prescient call for in-person assembly and energy that so many apparently desired deep down, across America, and around the world.
When future generations look back at us and our time, I hope they can associate this song with this tumultuous, inspiring era.
Read it all HERE
Eric Turner took to Twitter a few days ago and replied to some fans. He revealed that his track "Angels and Stars" featuring Lupe x Tinie Tempah should drop some time in January and that he'll release a mixtape featuring an alternative version of "Break The Chain."
Skylar recorded her own original versions of some of the hits she was featured on for an upcoming EP. Here's her version of "Words I Never Said."
“I wrote this song about my grandfather who passed away before I had a chance to say goodbye. Tell somebody you love them today.” - Skylar
It's that time of the year again! 2nd and 3rd part below! We wish you all a Merry Christmas Eve & Happy Holidays! Oh and don't forget, the NBA Season starts tomorrow!
Preview: Eric Turner ft. Lupe Fiasco x Tinie Tempah - "Angels and Stars" (CAZZETTE A Sick Halloween Mix)
video, a preview of a remix by Cazzette just recently appeared on the latest AVICII Levels podcast. - Listen below!
We already posted pics and videos from this show previously, now here we have some more and better pics. Lupe live in Manila. - More below!
Here's a promo clip for the BigBangNYE bash which will feature performances by Cobra Starship, Lupe Fiasco and others. The event goes down at the Hollywood & Highland Complex in Hollywood, CA.
The University of Wyoming in Laramie celebrates the continuing impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and ideals through the eighth annual MLK March and Dr. Willena Stanford Community Supper and the Days of Dialogue.
The week of special activities serves as a renewal of UW’s commitment to making campus a more welcoming and empowering place for people from different backgrounds, heritages, orientations or abilities.
More info's HERE
Robert Glasper sat down with Revivalist for a track-by-track break-down of his upcoming album "Black Radio." Here's what he said about "Always Shine" which features Lupe and Bilal.
“Lupe randomly called me one day. After he heard my music on some in flight programming, he found out that I played with Q-Tip and asked him for my number.
From then, we had been texting back and forth for about a year. He was one of the artists that sat in at my Blue Note jam session. It was Wednesday. I was in Los Angeles at King’s house writing a song. I told him to come through and he did. I gave him a CD of the song so he could write his verses to it.
When he came to the studio to record it, it was a whole other song. He had to rewrite his verses, but it only took him like 30 minutes. Bilal was there too, so I asked him to sing the hook. At the end, there’s an interlude with us at the kitchen table playing forks and knives with Derrick on bass. Then my son Riley comes in singing a little of the next song.”
Read his description of the other tracks HERE
This is the first time I post something from Rochelle on here. She released an awesome project earlier this year called "R O J O" and now she's getting ready to release the follow up "R O J O II." I hope you enjoy the track! - More info in the text below:
Toronto songstress Rochelle Jordan is back with another great tune for our ears..the Busy produced "Here I Go" is a preview of whats to come from Rochelle's next effort titled "R O J O II" scheduled for a March release by Protostar Entertainment.
DOWNLOAD: Rochelle Jordan - Here I Go
Not really but check it at 2:12...lol! Baracka Flacka Flames!
We had a pic of Eric on the set of the video for the first single off his upcoming album on here a few days ago. Now Tinie and Lupe joined him as well. Video directed by PR Brown.
Check a 2nd pic below!
NYU's All-Male A Cappella Group Mass Transit performs 'The Show Goes On'
Team Epiphany and EA Sports teamed up to gift some of the world’s Most Influential Gamers with a special package for the iconic video game brand’s 20th Anniversary. Lupe is one of them and you can see his trophy above!
You heard it here a few weeks ago and now the Miami MC has released visuals to go along with the song.
Yahoo's Chart Watch released a list of the 25 top selling tracks of 2011. Lupe can be found on position 20. "The Show Goes On" is almost Triple Platinum now!
20. Lupe Fiasco, "The Show Goes On," 2,559,000. This zesty song reached #9 in May, becoming Lupe Fiasco's second top 10 hit and his highest-charting hit to date. The song sold an additional 189K copies in 2010.
Full list HERE
Lupe is in the Philippines right now and earlier today he performed at the Smart iPhone 4s launch party at the Power Plant mall in Rockwell. We have a few pics for you, check more below! ...and yup! ....that's Simon on the wheels of steel!
We haven't even heard the track yet but they are already shooting a video for it, as Eric tweeted earlier today. - Stay tuned!
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XXL put together a list featuring their Top 100 Songs of this year. Lupe can be found 3 times on there. "The Show Goes On" is on position 14, "Words I Never Said" is on 34 and "Out Of My Head" can be found on position 41.
Check the rest of the list HERE and vote for your favorite!
The above photo was taken when Lupe stopped by at a recent studio session with Pharrell and Tyler, The Creator. Hopefully some music spawns from this...we'll see!
On Thursday, December 15 Jermaine Dupri and Lupe will perform at the Smart iPhone 4s launch party at the Power Plant mall in Rockwell.
"Hit you like Pacquio PHILIPPINES, PHILIPPINES!!!" Manila here we come!!! Need banging food spots ASAP...No Pork though! ; )
I guess I got a special connection to The Philippines...the sample for "Kick Push" is 100% Filipino AND @Soundtrakk the producer is Filipino. Get to perform "Kick, Push" in it's "Homeland"... #HellaCool - Lupe
Dr. Dre, Ashley Benson, Tyga, Jaime Pressly, Lupe, Nick Simmons and Sophie Simmons all attended Jay and Kanye's "Watch The Throne" concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last night and the paps snapped them.
Up and coming Portland bred crooner Voice has just released the first track, "Ice In My Cup," from his upcoming EP "Fallen Angel," which will be dropping in March 2012.You might have heard of him before, previous works include the tracks "Feel My Love" and "Not So Wonderful" featuring Rochelle Jordan and Quinten taken from Protostar's "Talentine 2."
DOWNLOAD: Voice - Ice In My Cup
Most recently, after FOTP dropped, people been complaining about Lupe's beat choices and him rapping over Electronic beats. Lupe just took to Twitter to address his critics.
To you critics...This is hip-hop...NOT WAS...But IS! - YouTube Link
Im just continuing in that tradition... [YouTube Link] still sounds like hip-hop 2 me...#justsayin...if u dont like...so what...
Rapping On A Disco Beat?!?!... [YouTube Link] #RememberWhereYouCameFrom...
Dre's The Chronic is ALL Bootsy & P-Funk. 3 words BAD BOY RECORDS. u show me a "hip-hop" beat & i'll show u samples from EVERY musical genre!
I MAKE hip-hop...so hip-hop is what I say it is...NOT what YOU think I should make it be...if you no likey iTunes is filled w/ other options.
AND IF YOU CAN DO BETTER MY NIGGA DONT TWEET ME SAYING YOU CAN SEND THAT LITTLE TRACK OF YOURS TO RAPRADAR or @HIPHOPDX AND JOIN THE PARTY!
I aint pissed just sometimes the air must be cleared...niggaz just get active on my timeline like Im they lil brother or something...
PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco - American Terrorist III
While we're still waiting for the video, the song went up for sale on iTunes and if you feel like supporting, you can go and grab it HERE
MTV has some "Best of 2011" polls up right now and Lupe is featured in the Best MTV Live Performance of 2011 poll for his performance of "I Don't Wanna Care Right Now" during Spring Break. - Voting is open until Monday, December 12 at 12pm ET. Be sure to tune-in to the Best of 2011 special airing on MTV on Tuesday, December 13!
Click HERE to vote!
Lupe gave his last concert of the year at The College at Brockport in Brockport, NY yesterday. In the video above you can see him open up the show. - More below!
Relevant Mindset recently chopped it up with Dosage. In the clip above you can see him talking about his most recent collabo with Lupe, touring with him, the All City Chess Club, and more.
Here's the brand new video for Lupe's "I Don't Wanna Care Right Now" which consists of footage taken during this years Generation Laser Tour.
Oh look! Paparazzi footage! Check out how Nicki Minaj, Lupe and others arrived at / left the Nokia Theatre in LA yesterday for the Grammy nominations concert. Nicki's booty can be seen at 0:42 and Lupe can be seen at 2:02 as he leaves.
Not only did he perform at the nominations concert, but its also been revealed that Lupe is nominated for 3 Grammys. "The Show Goes On" is nominated in the categories Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song and Lasers is nominated in the category Best Rap Album.
You can check the complete list of nominees HERE
The 2012 Grammys air on February 12th at 8/7c on CBS.