New Video: QuESt - Someone Like You


QuESt continues his four part freestyle series, this time borrowing from Adele. One more video to go next week!

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ the University of Dayton


Lupe will be this year's Charity Concert Committee performer on March 31st at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, OH.

Tickets for Fiasco will be on sale starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28th, at the KU box office. Tickets are $20 for students, faculty and staff with university ID. There is a limit of five tickets available per purchase with five IDs required.

Tickets then will be available to the public at a higher price than the university amount starting March 8th. - via
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Reminder: Glasper x Lupe x Bilal on Letterman Tonight!


Make sure you tune in to the Late Show w/ David Letterman on CBS at 11:35 PM EST tonight to see Robert Glasper, Lupe & Bilal perform their track "Always Shine!"

Layzie Bone x Lupe Fiasco collabo on the way!


Layzie Bone took to Twitter the other day to announce that a collabo between him and Lu is dropping soon. No word as to which project it belongs to so far.

New Music: Tara/King - Shot By Love [Album]


Here it is! Tara's first album "Shot by Love." Stream it after the jump!

Video: Summit on the Summit crew celebrates the digging of 5 Water Wells








The Summit on the Summit crew celebrates the digging of 5 water wells in Ethiopia. Summit on the Summit 2 on the way!

Video: Tara/King - Past That


Check out the visual for Tara's BUSY produced song "Past That." The video was shot by Mike Morales and Ms. King handled the edits herself. "Past That" is set to appear on her EP "Shot By Love" which drops on Feb 29th!

New Music: The Pro Letarians - Church

As you all know, we love to post new artists on this site every now and then. Today I bring you a new hip hop duo from Indiana University (my old school, woo!) who make all their music right out of their dorm room, The Pro Letarians. With Jupiter Jim behind the mic and JO on the production tip, the group has been working on their project Hello Forever and the song below is the first offering from the LP.

So what do you all think, Hot or Not?

Video + Pics: Lupe Fiasco at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood


Lupe was at the legendary Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood earlier this week for Pharrell's pre-Oscar dinner. Up above is some paparazzi footage and below you can find some pics.

Honors English - "State of the Art" [The Video Album]


Honors English dropped his "State Of The Art" album on Wednesday. Now you can check it out in video form! Part 1 above, part 2 below!

Video: Matthew Santos - Just to See You


Still didn't get Matthew's new album yet? Do so now HERE

Robert Glasper to perform w/ Lupe Fiasco & other special guests in NYC!!


Glasper and Lupe will perform at the Highline Ballroom in NYC on Feb. 29th together with other special guests. - Tickets HERE


New Music: Eric Turner x Lupe Fiasco - Break The Chain [Alternative]


Eric just released his Style Changer mixtape. Check out the alternative version of "Break The Chain" which can be found on the tape!

Listen to / Download the full mixtape HERE

Lupe Fiasco will be honored as Entertainer of the Year!


According to examiner.com Lupe will be honored as Entertainer of the Year at a special African-American Heritage Month event organized by the office of Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. - Read more
HERE

Video: SNDCLSH @ LAVO in Vegas


Check out some footage of The Soundclash's DJ Set at LAVO that went down on Valentine's Day in Vegas.

New Music: Honors English - "State Of The Art" Album


Honors English highly anticipated album "State Of The Art" produced by Needlz is finally here! The album includes hit singles "Flying High" which featured Lupe Fiasco & TL Cross, "Short Story Long", "Crazay" and "Cymbals On The Sidewalk" just to name a few...To download visit his official website HonorsEnglishMusic.com Enjoy!

Honors English - The Name Is... (prod. by Bink! x Needlz)



New track off of Honors' new album "State of the Art," which drops today!

Bassnectar to shoot video w/ Lupe Fiasco


Bassnectar just took to Twitter and announced that he's shooting a video with Lupe this week. Not sure for which song (probably a new one) but we should find out soon.

hell yaa monday madness off to LA to shoot this video with @lupefiasco trying to find an wrist watch, a drum set & a rubic's cube. #VAVAVOOM

Eric Turner to release Style Changer Mixtape


Eric Turner is getting ready to release his Style Changer mixtape. The tracklist just dropped and it includes an alternative version of "Break The Chain" and will also feature "Stereo Sun." Check the tracklist after the jump! Tape drops this Friday!

New Music: Miele - If You Got It [ft. DDm]


If you wonder who Miele is, it's Milly July, you might have heard her Sneak Chamber album. This right here is the first track off her upcoming album "Sundays and Naps" which will drop on April 21st. Enjoy.

Video: Lost Conversations with TARA/KING


TARA/KING talks about her life experiences and the inspiration behind her music.

New Music: QuESt - Call It What You Want


Following up to his video release from last week, QuESt unleashes his second video from his four part freestyle series. This time, the miami spitter borrows from Foster The People and gives us his unique take on their hit, "Call It What You Want".

Lupe Fiasco turns 30


Lupe hits the big 3-0 today. Happy Birthday from the whole LupEND Blog crew!

Matthew Santos doesn't want to be your "Superstar"


The Chicago Sun-Times interviewed Matthew shortly after his latest album dropped. They also discussed his work with Lupe and the falling-out they had.

Q. Do you feel you’ve escaped Lupe’s orbit at all?

A. No, I wish. It’s that dark passenger that’s always there, the “Superstar” reference. I can’t escape it.

Q. Just today I got a separate email from your publicists, still hawking you as “the ‘voice’ of Lupe Fiasco”!

A. I mean, it’s maybe not a bad thing, it’s just more that I’m so past that stage artistically. It was never really my cup of tea. I had an amazing time, learned a lot, got to tour the world and a Grammy nomination. It looks great on paper, but [he sighs] it wasn’t as satisfying creatively as I hoped it would be.

Q. Is there some animosity between you and Lupe?

A. I wouldn’t say animosity, no. There was a falling-out, sure. He was going through dark times at the label, and I was trying not to get lost in the politics. I didn’t re-sign my contract with him, and his camp stopped responding kindly to me. He himself said we’re cool, but I don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes.

Q. When did you realize that the silver lining of “Superstar” also had a cloud?

A. I guess it hit me when I would Google my name, and Lupe’s picture would pop up. Every interview was “Superstar” Matthew Santos. After so many questions about Lupe, I realized I’d been branded. I have this Lupe Fiasco stamp on my shoulder. I’m trying to rebrand, stay out of certain limelights.


Update:



Read the full interview HERE

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Splash! Mag


Splash! Mag caught up with Lu while he was in Berlin last month for the OTW Vans 2012 Launch. They talked about fashion and music, peep it above!

SNDCLSH for Fruition


While at the Fruition LV store Lupe and Sky also modeled some pieces for them. Sky above, Lupe below.

SNDCLSH in Vegas [Pics]


Before performing at LAVO last night Lupe and Sky hit up Fruition LV which you can see above. Below there are some pics from the LAVO event where they DJ'd.

Video: Lupe Fiasco on the Red Carpet at the Rolling Stone Awards


BlackBerry came out to celebrate the industry-only Rolling Stone Awards night on February 25 in Sydney. Jim Finn from Art vs. Science chatted to a host of Aussie and international music legends, including Lupe Fiasco, Kimbra, Dan Sultan and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, about their music loves.

Video: Sarah Green remembers Whitney Houston



Sarah Green remembers Whitney Houston by singing "His Eye is on the Sparrow." RIP.

Video: J. Cole x Lupe Fiasco and their Moms on the Grammy Red Carpet


At last night's Grammys Lupe and J. Cole both walked the red carpet with their moms. Check out the joint interview they did with Touré above! Unfortunately Lupe didn't take home any Gramophones. Pics of Lupe and his mom can be found below!

Video: Lupe Fiasco - Red Carpet Interview @ the Grammys


The Grammy folks caught up with Lu on the red carpet last night for an interview.

New Music: Mike Dreams - In The Sky (ft. Tameya Clark)


New joint from the homie Mike Dreams!

Video: Turbo issues a WARNING


More new stuff from Turbo off of his soon to be released "The Rise of TSST" can be found on his Youtube channel. The Green Heart EP is out now!

Video: Matthew Santos - Burning Up [Live Session]


Matthew's new CD, "Quickly Disappearing" is available now at candyrat.com, iTunes, Amazon and most other digital music stores. Above you can see him perform "Burning Up" and below he does "NVR LKD SO FIN."

Video: Brother Ali - Shine On [ft. Nikki Jean]


Check out the video for the new Jake One produced track from Brother Ali featuring vocals from the lovely Nikki Jean. The track will appear on Ali's upcoming free EP "The Bite Marked Heart" which drops Feb. 13th. - Download it HERE

Spotted: HHNM

Pics: SNDCLSH @ LIV in Miami

The Soundclash performed at LIV in Miami on Feb. 8th. Check a few pics below!

New Music: Sway - Level Up [Prod. by Flux Pavilion]


New single from Sway. Check his break down below!
"The song is about winning, elevation, going from one stage in your life to a better one," explains Sway. "I wanted to the capture that moment and that feeling we get when we feel like we've achieved something that will change your life."

'Deliverance' coming soon!

Saxophonist Greg Ward in the studio w/ Lupe Fiasco


Back when Lupe was touring with a full-on band and when he did the Halloween show in Chicago with a full-on Orchestra, saxophonist Greg Ward was the one who conducted it.

Now, according to The NewAge, they've recently been in the studio together...no idea what they eventually worked on, if it wasn't for the Glasper track then we might hear the result of their work on F&L2.

New Music: Robert Glasper - "Always Shine" [ft. Bilal x Lupe Fiasco]


After 2 snippets now here's the full song! "Black Radio" drops Feb. 28th! - Pre-order HERE

New Music: Sarah Green - Lions, Tigers & Bears


Sarah Green covers Jasmine Sullivan's hit song "Lions, Tigers & Bears". Also check out her official website and make sure that you subscribe to her mailing list to get all the exclusive content from SG!


Listen/Download

Robert Glasper will perform on Letterman w/ Lupe Fiasco!


The new Robert Glasper album drops on Feb. 28th and one day later on the 29th he'll take the stage of the Late Show w/ David Letterman and he will be joined by Lupe and Bilal to perform "Always Shine"! So tune in to CBS!

Pharrell and Lupe are talking about "Some very interesting Things"


GQ recently interviewed Pharrell and besides talking about working on the Oscar score, his feature on Rick Ross' latest mixtape and upcoming fashion endeavours, P was also asked about the album that him and Lupe are working on, check the answer below:

GQ: Lupe Fiasco recently announced that you're working on an album together? You two and Kanye West were working on a project once upon a time, too, your crazy schedules interfered. Think this one will pan out?

Pharrell: I can't talk about that. Lupe is my man and whatever we're talking about we can't really discuss and get into right now. We're talking about some very interesting things.

Click HERE to read the full interview!

Video: VANS OTW 2012 Launch in Berlin [Recap]


After various reports and pics, here's the official recap video of the Vans OTW 2012 Launch in Berlin featuring Lupe and Mos Def.

Props: VANS

New Music: Tara King - Don't Even



Check this new Tara King track out. A full on project will drop later this month, so stay tuned!

Video: Lupe Fiasco - "Kick, Push" Live @ Big Bang NYE


This went down 2 months ago..but now there's finally some quality footage of Lupe performing at the Big Bang New Years Eve Party. Kick and Push and...

Props: Scooch

QuESt - Ten Cent Pistol (Directed By Crooked Engine)


Before the ruckus with his upcoming effort Fear Not Failure begins, Miami's QuESt debuts the first video from his four-part weekly freestyle series, presented by 2DopeBoyz. For the first release, QuESt tackles Black Keys' "Ten Cent Pistol" with clean cut visuals showcasing his delivering in elegant style, and crisp grace. Video directed by Crooked Engine. Freestyles from the series WILL NOT be on Fear Not Failure.

New Music: SNDCLSH x DJ Kue - The Pointer Sisters "Automatic" Remix


In celebration of the Grammy's this weekend, here's a new track from The Soundclash as they do another collaboration with DJ Kue remixing the The Pointer Sisters 80's Grammy winning hit "Automatic".


Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ Rolling Stone's Super Bowl Party


Lupe Fiasco on the red carpet at the Rolling Stone Magazine Bacardi Bash Saturday Feb.4th during Super Bowl weekend in Indianapolis where he also took stage and performed. Photo's credited by Getty Images - More Below!


The Soundclash DJ Set in Las Vegas & Miami


The Soundclash will be doing their DJ set Live in Las Vegas at LAVO w/ Nylon Magazine on Valentine's Day! And also in Miami at LIV Nightclub this Wednesday Feb.8th!


Info from SNDCLSH Tumblr

Video: Eric Turner - "Angels & Stars" Ft. Tinie Tempah & Lupe Fiasco


                               Check Eric Turner's official music video to "Angels & Stars"

PREVIOUSLY: Making Of: Eric Turner - "Angels & Stars" ft. Tinie Tempah & Lupe Fiasco


Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Highsnobiety TV



Prior to the Vans OTW Launch event in Berlin, we had a chance to catch up with Lupe Fiasco to discuss his history with Vans, his current musical endeavors and learn about some of his favorite books. Enjoy. - Highsnobiety

Video: Lupe Fiasco talks Eric Turner


Lupe talks about what it's like to work with Eric Turner behind the scenes of their music video shoot for Eric's latest single, "Angels and Stars" feat. Lupe and Tinie Tempah.

PREVIOUSLY: The Making of Eric Turner's “Angels & Stars” Music Video

Video: Matt Damon x Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Fox News Chicago


Damon and a number of Chicago performers, including Lupe Fiasco, took part in "The People Speak, Live," a stage version of the History Channel's "The People Speak." It's part of a year-long effort to bring performing arts and educational programs to Chicago.

Watch them talk about it above. - via FOX

Video: Lupe Fiasco performs "Words I Never Said" @ The People Speak, Live!


As we reported previously, Lupe joined Howard Zinn's "The People Speak, Live!" at the Metro in Chicago on January 31st. He performed "Words I Never Said" together with JusLove, Avery R. Young and She'Kira McKnight.

Making of: Eric Turner - “Angels & Stars” ft. Tinie Tempah & Lupe Fiasco


Finished product drops Friday!

Eric Turner explains "Angels & Stars"

“[Producer] iSHi and I wanted to do something with the ‘Written In The Stars’ sound, but a little bit darker,” said Turner. “I’ve been working a lot of with Tinie [Tempah] and with Lupe [Fiasco], and iSHi and I decided we wanted to do a song with both Tine and Lupe on it.

It would be one of the first songs where you got one of the biggest rappers in America together with the biggest rapper in England. We thought that would be an interesting thing.” - via HHDX

Richard Herrera on the Road with Lupe Fiasco

While hanging backstage during a stop on Lupe Fiasco’s recent world tour, 2003 Show Production graduate Richard Herrera is explaining to us how he landed his role as the Grammy-winning artist’s production manager and front of house engineer. It’s a partnership that began four years ago, and the story is a reminder of how important timing can be in the entertainment industry.

Read the full story HERE