QuESt continues his four part freestyle series, this time borrowing from Adele. One more video to go next week!
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 FlyerNews // Facebook
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!"
The Summit on the Summit crew celebrates the digging of 5 water wells in Ethiopia. Summit on the Summit 2 on the way!
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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?
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 dropped his "State Of The Art" album on Wednesday. Now you can check it out in video form! Part 1 above, part 2 below!
Glasper and Lupe will perform at the Highline Ballroom in NYC on Feb. 29th together with other special guests. - Tickets HERE
RELATED: Glasper - BOOTLEG RADIO
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
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
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!
New track off of Honors' new album "State of the Art," which drops today!
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 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!
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".
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.
One thing the SunTimes paraphrasing left out was my expressed gratitude for the Lupe collab. Even said I hope to work with him again soon.— Matthew Santos (@MatthewSantos) February 16, 2012
Read the full interview HERE
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.
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!
The Grammy folks caught up with Lu on the red carpet last night for an interview.
New joint from the homie Mike Dreams!
Labels: Mike Dreams
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
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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!
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.
After 2 snippets now here's the full song! "Black Radio" drops Feb. 28th! - Pre-order HERE
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!
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!
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...
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.
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".
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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!
Check Eric Turner's official music video to "Angels & Stars"
PREVIOUSLY: Making Of: Eric Turner - "Angels & Stars" ft. Tinie Tempah & Lupe Fiasco
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
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
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
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.
Finished product drops Friday!
“[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
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