New Music: Logic - Young Sinatra: Undeniable

Logic has been one of my favorite artists in the last few months and he just dropped his new project, Young Sinatra: Undeniable. Give it a listen below and drop your thoughts in the comment section!

Video: Lupe Fiasco x Robert Glasper Live in NYC

Lupe just uploaded this short clip of him and Robert performing in NYC.

Video: Lupe Fiasco - Superstar [Live @ The University of Tampa]

Lupe performed at the University of Tampa this past Friday. Watch his performance of Superstar above!

Photo-Op: Lupe Fiasco x T-Pain

T-Pain uploaded this photo to Instagram and added:
“Big shit bout to come from me and lupe”

Pics: Lupe Fiasco attends Nothing but Net press conference

Lupe attended the Nothing but Net press conference for World Malaria Day @ The Pantages Theater in Hollywood, CA the other day. Check another pic below!

Video: Nas - The Don

Now, as you know, I'm not the biggest Nas fan but this is dope. Same goes for his new single "Daughters." New album "Life is Good" is in stores July 17th. Looking forward to that.

Preview: Lupe Fiasco for VANS OTW

Here's a small preview of the sneaker that Lupe designed for VANS OTW that'll be released soon.

Take this as a preview of the forthcoming Lupe Fiasco x Vans OTW Collection footwear set to release at the end of 2012. As an Advocate, Fiasco teamed up with our design crew to create his first signature shoe with Vans using one of the newer silhouettes from the OTW line. This collaboration will be distributed in limited runs so be prepared to cop quickly when they drop! Stay posted...


New Music: QuESt - "What Greatness Is Made Of (The Recipe)"

Continuing his string of releases, QuESt decides to flex over Kendrick Lamar's single "The Recipe" and give it his own twist. Next week QuESt will be premiering his debut video for the single "Gambler" off of his album "Fear Not Failure". Stay tuned & enjoy.

Photo-Op: Lupe Fiasco x FRSHKDS

Supafest is over now but we just got this pics in of Lupe visiting the FRSHKDS store while down under. Above you can see him in the store where he picked up a Chanel Bomber jacket and a Givenchy chain and below is a pic of him playing Street Fighter.

New Music: KiD CuDi - “Dennis, Hook Me Up With Some More Of That Whiskey!”

Cudi is rapping again and just released this new track. Produced by himself. Watch out for more newness from the Cudder.

Props: Complex

Video: Speech on Lupe Fiasco

I wrote and gave this speech on Lupe Fiasco for my public speaking class. I received an A and the highest grade in the class for this week. Lupe is my favorite rapper! I got nervous during the speech and forgot to mention some of the older songs I knew and how I used to listen to him when I was younger, but I never really payed attention to lyrics back then. Then got a second chance and fell for his music :D

B.o.B describes new album as "More Organic"

B.o.B's new album "Strange Clouds" drops on May 1st and in the May Issue of XXL Mag he talks about the album and how it's more organic than his debut.

By now, the origin story of B.o.B’s Billboard No. 1 song “Nothin’ on You” is part of industry lore: The Bruno Mars–led songwriting team The Smeezingtons created the track during writing sessions for Atlantic Records artists B.o.B, Travie McCoy and Lupe Fiasco; Fiasco and B.o.B both recorded versions of the record; Fiasco’s was deemed “wack,” in the alleged words of Atlantic co-chairman and CEO Craig Kallman, so B.o.B was bestowed with the smash. The whole thing revealed the assembly-line hitmaking process deployed at major record labels these days. (In an interesting twist, B.o.B once lost out on a big record of his own, having passed on Flo Rida’s club jam “Right Round.”)

B.o.B claims Strange Clouds’ second single, “So Good,” is the only song created in a similar manner to “Nothin’ on You,” and that the album is a bit more “organic.” It’s one of his favorite words. “I have a record called ‘Circles,’ which is like ‘Nothin’ on You’ but more organic,” he says. “This is how I’ll explain the whole project: It’s not about having a good song or a hit song, it’s about having songs that are organic. At least for me, that’s what it’s like. For me, this album is a lot more organic but just as good [as The Adventures of Bobby Ray]. Do you like burgers? Well, these burgers are organic and they taste better.”

More can be read HERE

New Music: QuESt - Stop The Wackness (Buried Ya)

With the success of his recent release "Fear Not Failure", Miami spitter QuESt decides to flex his skills over KanYe's latest offering "Way Too Cold (Theraflu)". Be on the look out for more visuals and new music from the young gunner. Enjoy.

Help Fight Malaria!

It's World Malaria Day and we need your help to send 100,000 bed nets to refugees in South Sudan. With your support, we can save thousands of families from malaria—a disease spread by a single mosquito bite. Rally your NETworks of friends to send life-saving bed nets today!

Go HERE to send a net and save a life.

Poker x Hip Hop

You might ask yourself how poker and Hip Hop work together. Well, it's pretty easy. A lot of poker players play their best poker while listening to upbeat tracks. A Hip Hop and poker playlist is widely preferred in the scene to keep concentration up.

Another trend that can be seen is that a lot of players are wearing Beat by Dre headphones which also shows that Hip Hop found its way into the poker scene.

Food Report 4: The Last Supper

The last food report is here. This time Lu reports about an all-out luxurious feast at the Sydney International Airport. - Read it HERE

Food Report 3: Lupe Fiasco - Attacked by a Donut Burger

The 3rd Food Report is here. This time Lupe reports about the Donut Burger.

Read it HERE

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ Supafest Perth

Last night the Supafest was in Perth for the last stop of the festival tour. Check out some pics of Lupe's set! - More below!

Video: Chris Brown hoops & Lupe Fiasco meets Garth Wood

Here's another Supafest Sydney behind the scenes clip. At first you can see Chris Brown playing some ball and after that there's some footage of Lupe meeting Garth Wood, who's an Australian boxer and former professional rugby league player.

Food Report 2: Lupe Fiasco - Blown Away by Sydney Seafood

Lupe's 2nd food report is here. In this one he reports about Hugo's Pizza Bar, which is a trendy supper club in the King's Cross district of Sydney. Click HERE to read it!

PREVIOUSLY: Food Report 1

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ Supafest Melbourne

Lupe performed at the Supafest in Melbourne yesterday. Check a couple of pics from his set after the jump!

Video: Lupe Fiasco @ Supafest Sydney [Live x BTS]

Check out some more footage from Supafest Sydney. Above is the opening of Lupe's set and after the jump you get a look behind the scenes!

Tavis Smiley x Dr. Cornel West talk about Lupe Fiasco

Seattle Weekly interviewed Smiley & West the other day and part of the conversation was Lupe. Check it below!

Guy Sebastian x Lupe Fiasco collab for "Battle Scars"

Australian Pop singer Guy Sebastian, who was the first winner of Australian Idol, was in the studio with Lupe a few days ago for a song called "Battle Scars."
Had Lupe Fiasco in my studio 2day laying down his genius lyrics on 1 of my new songs called "Battle Scars". He's so talented its ridiculous - Guy

Lupe Fiasco meets Song For The Mute Designers

While in Sydney, Lupe, who dressed head-to-toe in Australian label Song For The Mute at this year's Grammys, went hunting for more threads from the local designer during a trip to Harrold's at Westfield CBD.

But staff at the store say that when Fiasco arrived the Songs For The Mute label had sold out.

So what to do? Go straight to the source with Fiasco then visiting the label's showroom and meeting with designers Melvin Tanaya and Lyna Ty before purchasing one of every garment.

"It was so great to meet Lupe," Tanaya told Confidential

More pics below!

Video: Lupe Fiasco - Ferrari drive w/ Prancing Horse Sydney

Straight from Supafest, Lupe Fiasco spent time w/ Prancing Horse driving the Ferrari F430 spider, California and the new FF (special mention to Ferrari Maserati Sydney, who prepared this magnificent black example). Also present was Kelly Rowland who caught up with Lupe prior to departure from The Darling Sydney @ The Star.

Thanks to Matt from Prancing Horse Ferrari

RHOyal Fiasco's ticket Giveaway: The Winners

The winners of the 3 tickets for Lupe's show @ Cal State on May 19th have been picked. Check the text below to see if you're one of them.

It was a hard decision. I got a lot of great emails from a lot of great people. But in the end, I could only pick three... And those three are:

  • Narimane Nekkab
  • Isaiah Morales
  • Noe Araujo

I will be emailing the lucky winners to give them the information about how to receive their tickets. Thanks again to all who entered, the LupEND Blog for giving me the platform and, of course, my number one; Lupe Fiasco. I'm just passing on the love he's been showing me for years...

Hopefully I'll get to do another giveaway in the future. But until then...

Stay classy.

-The Girl with the Lupe Tattoo, RHOyal Fiasco

Photo-Op: Kelly Rowland x Lupe Fiasco

Kelly and Lupe are both in Australia right now for Supafest and they got to hang out with eachother and posed for the pic you can see above... here's what Kelly tweeted:

...and last week after arriving in Brisbane:

Food Report 1: Lupe Fiasco is all about the Wagaya in Brisbane

The first installment of Lupe's food reports from Australia is here! This time about food he had in Brisbane. Click HERE to read it!

New Music: Kanye West feat. Lupe Fiasco - Touch The Sky (Woody Remix)

This beat is pretty nasty! Shout out to the homie Woody for the remix!

Video: Supafest Brisbane [Behind The Scenes]

Take a look behind the scenes of Supafest in Brisbane. Featuring appearances by Kelly Rowland, Lupe, Big Sean, Naughty By Nature and more.

New Music: Poo Bear (MDMA) - Alone

Check out the first single off Poo Bear's forthcoming debut EP "Beats 2 Break Up 2."

Video: Lupe Fiasco x Trey Songz - Out Of My Head [Live @ Supafest Sydney]

Lupe joined Trey Songz on stage to perform their track "Out Of My Head" live @ Supafest in Sydney.

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ Supafest Sydney

The Supafest continues and yesterday Lupe performed during the Sydney stop. Check out a few pics of Lupe's set after the jump!

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ GMU's Patriot Center

Lupe will perform at the Patriot Center of Northern Virginia’s George Mason University in Fairfax, VA on May 3rd. Tickets are available via
Ticketmaster now!

Pics: Lupe Fiasco - Chain Heavy @ Supafest Brisbane

Lupe performed at the first Supafest show in Brisbane yesterday. Check the chains he rocked...crazy! I remember when a certain Westwood would claim that Lupe's chain game was! - Check more pics below!

Supafest 2012: Day 1 of Artist Arrivals [ft. Lupe Fiasco]

We had a pic on here a little earlier and now here's a video of Lupe and other stars arriving in Brisbane for Supafest.

Photo-Op: Trey Songz x Lupe Fiasco arrive in Australia

Trey and Lupe just arrived in Australia a few hours ago for the Supafest.

RHOyal Fiasco's ticket giveaway for Lupe Fiasco's Cal State Show

Keka aka RHOyal Fiasco will attend her 25th Lupe concert on May 19th. To celebrate that she decided to give away 3 tickets to his show @ Cal State. Check below to see what you have to do to enter. Good luck!

Lupe Fiasco has been great to me. He has done more for me than I ever could have hoped or imagined that he would do. I think everyone should be able to experience the greatness of Lu.

The Cal State East Bay Springfest on May 19, 2012 will be my 25th time seeing Lupe live and I want to celebrate that by giving three people the opportunity to experience him live. This giveaway is open to people who have never seen Lupe Fiasco live before.

Email me and tell me in 25 words (or less) why you've never seen him live. The winners of the giveaway will be announced on Thursday April 19th, 2012 right here on the LupEND Blog.

Please do not enter if you have already seen Lupe live before. And please do not enter if you are not able to make it to the show. I paid for the tickets with my own, hard-earned money and do not want them to go to waste. Good Luck!

- The Girl with the Lupe Tattoo, RHOyal Fiasco

Video: Eric Turner - Angels & Stars [ft. Lupe Fiasco & Tinie Tempah] Live on Jay Leno

Check out Eric Turner's performance of "Angels & Stars" on The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno. He was joined by Lupe and Tinie Tempah.

Props: Yardie

Video: Bassnectar x Lupe Fiasco - Vava Voom

RollingStone brings us the Joey Garfield / Ghost Robot directed video for Bassnectar and Lupe's "Vava Voom." Check it out! - Album in stores now!

Lupe Fiasco becomes Food Correspondent

Lupe is headed down under for the Supafest and while he's in Australia he'll take on the role as a food correspondent for the website Before we get the first installment of this new series, check out an interview that Lu did with the site:

Is there a city in Australia that you’re particularly feeling, in terms of the food?

Melbourne is pretty good for food. But Sydney, man, that is good too. Those are the food cities, I'm telling you.

What types of food are you looking forward to the most?

My diet is somewhat restrictive. I try to eat halal as much as I can because I’m Muslim. Last time I was in Melbourne I found this Malaysian cafĂ© and they had this barbecue chicken dish that was just awesome. I ate it like every day.

What do you like to eat before shows? Any food rituals?

I try not to eat a lot before shows. For instance, the last show I had was in Dayton, Ohio and I ate like a lobster roll at some random place. It was actually really bangin'. It depends on what city we’re at. If we’re in Philadelphia, we eat cheesesteaks all day. If we’re in New York, there’s this soul food spot in Brooklyn called Soul Spot. That’s off the chain.

I look forward to your food blogging and challenge you to eat some things you haven’t had before. We want to hear about your discoveries Down Under!

I’ll definitely run the gamut for you. One thing I haven’t had is true Aboriginal food. And there are some fast food spots down there that definitely have some items that need to be blogged about.

Read more HERE

Reminder: Lupe Fiasco on Jay Leno Tonight!

Lupe will appear on The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno tonight, together with Eric Turner and Tinie Tempah, for the first live TV performance of their song "Angels & Stars"!

Tune in to NBC at 11:35 pm EST!

Bassnectar calls Lupe Fiasco's rhyming technique 'Wicked'

With his album Vava Voom in stores today, Bassnectar talked to MTV about his collabo with Lupe.

"That was one of the most interesting collaborations that I've had recently, partly because of the friendship I was able to make with him," Bassnectar revealed.

"He's a really creative person, and he rhymes fully improvisationally," Bassnectar revealed. "So, he makes one sentence, and then you play back that sentence, and he comes up with another one. There's two sentences, and then he says the third sentence. And then, basically, this crazy poem unfolds. It was wicked."

via MTV

Lupe Fiasco gives us an update about Food & Liquor 2

After the update we got from
Bishop G earlier, Lupe just took to Twitter, letting us know that he's letting Atlantic hear the 1st part of Food & Liquor 2 right now in NYC. Progress.

Food&Liquor2:GreatAmericanRapAlbumPt.1 is in NYC...1st Label Listening Session....

Update: Green Light!

...Prepare Yourselves....F&L2 is a GO... Shout to @AtlanticRecords

Bishop G talks Food & Liquor 2

Looks like Bishop heard F&'s what he posted about it on his Facebook:


When asked if it will be a single disc or a double album he said:


New Music: Mike Dreams - The Lights, The Life (Original + Dubstep Remix)

The homie Mike Dreams releases a dubstep remix of his new record, The Lights, The Life

By the way, here's also the original just in case you missed it:

New Music: Kanye West x Florence Welch x Lupe Fiasco - Touch The Sky (Urban Noize Remix)

You ain't got no fucking Yeezy in your serato? Well, we about to change that. Not only is there this new Khaled track and the GOOD Friday track that's about to drop tomorrow but also a dope ass remix of Touch the Sky by Urban Noize. Listen to it above!

New Music: Game - Skate On [ft. Lupe Fiasco]

Billboard just premiered the Infamous produced joint off Game's upcoming California Republic mixtape, which drops tomorrow. - Listen HERE

Game to release Lupe Fiasco Collabo

Remember this song "Skate On" that Game did with Lupe and that was meant to be on RED but didn't make it? Well, Game is getting ready to release his new mixtape "California Republic" and DJ Skee tweeted earlier that the next track they'll drop off the tape is a Lupe record.

I guess we'll finally get to hear "Skate On." Possibly later today...

Video: Lupe Fiasco Interview w/ The Young Turks

Last night, Lupe appeared on The Young Turks and he was interviewed by Cenk Uygur. Watch above as he speaks on the effects of political parties, Trayvon Martin, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and more!

New Music: Mikkey Halsted - Gone [ft. Lupe Fiasco & Jim LaVigne]

Mikkey Halsted Writes:

In light of “37 SHOOTINGS, 46 VICTIMS & 9 MURDERS” during Chicago’s first ‘warm’ weekend, the Trayvon travesty, 6-year old Aliyah Shell, and in honor of my cousins Ismail & Malik that were gunned down last summer...I felt as though this was the time to drop this song. Shouts to Lupe for helping me paint a vivid picture of what goes on everyday in Chicago and every other ghetto in America. Also, shouts to David ‘D.A.’ Doman & Jim LaVigne for providing us the perfect canvas to paint upon.

Special Dedication to Blair Holt and the hundreds of CPS students lost to senseless violence.


Eric Turner x Lupe Fiasco x Tinie Tempah to perform on The Tonight Show

Eric, Lupe and Tinie will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on April 10th to perform their track "Angels & Stars." Tune in to NBC at 11:35 pm EST!

Lupe Fiasco set to appear on The Young Turks!

Tonight, Lupe will be talking to Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks. Tune in on Current TV at 7/6c! Click HERE for the live stream!

PREVIOUSLY: TYT discusses Lupe's Obama Statement

Album: QuESt - "Fear Not Failure"

QuESt's free album "Fear Not Failure" is finally here! Check out what QuESt has to say about the theme of the album below:

“I just want people to shed their fears and embrace their failures, we fail every single day. Failure doesn't stop us from what we desire. But fear can literally prevent you from everything you want to achieve and more.” - QuESt

Go ahead and listen to the album below!

Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor is one of the 100 Best albums of the "Complex Era"

Complex celebrates its 1o year anniversary this year and to go along with that, they did what they do best and created a list of the 100 best albums of the last 10 years.

Lupe's "Food & Liquor" made it to position 62 on that list. It's time for Vol. 2 now. Here's what they said about the album:

Carrying on the Chicago tradition of conscious, street-wise rappers was this bespectacled kid with a name based on a Japanese manga cartoon. Lupe Fiasco was rapping about skateboarding and streetwear a good five or so years before the rest of the game became enamored with the "alternative" lifestyle.

With production handled by big names like The Neptunes, Kanye West, and Mike Shinoda—as well as a few of his in-house producers—Lupe put together a debut that explored what life was like for a kid who was from the hood but didn't let that fact define him. As much as Kanye helped usher in a new set of sensibilities within rap, Lupe played a big part as well with his blend of great storytellling and sociopolitical commentary.

Check the full list HERE

Lupe Fiasco for VANS OTW [Ad]

New ad featuring Lupe for Vans OTW.

New Music: Childish Gambino - Eat Your Vegetables

New cut from Donald Glover! I literally haven't stopped playing this since I downloaded it this morning.

PREVIOUSLY: Sway - "Level Up" Ft. Childish Gambino

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ Firefly Music Festival

Lupe Fiasco is set to perform at the Firefly Music Festival 2012 in Dover, DE! The festival goes from July 2oth to July 22nd...the exact date on which Lu will perform hasn't been announced yet. Tickets go on sale this Thursday.

Keep an eye on the official website!

New Music: Kendrick Lamar x Dr. Dre - "The Recipe"

With the first release off his upcoming album, Kendrick, the Doc and Scoop DeVille prove that they've found the perfect recipe for a great track.

Mickey Factz would've liked a Lupe feature on his Mickey MauSe Mixtape

Mickey spoke to The Well Versed and broke down what went into creating his just released mixtape "Mickey MauSe." He revealed that if he'd have to do the project again, he'd try to get a Lupe feature.

TWV: Do you feel like having no features allowed this to be a more personal project for you?

Mickey: Definitely, if I could do it all again I would still try to have Lupe on there for political reasons but that would be the only guest feature. Still, I’m happy with the way it came out because it allowed MauSe to have a central voice.

Read the full interview HERE

Lupe Fiasco to headline CSU East Bay's Springfest

Lupe will headline CSU's Springfest in Hayward, CA on May 19th 2012.

- Tickets are available

Sway - "Level Up" Ft. Childish Gambino & Kelsey (International Remix)

The homie Sway got himself Childish Gambino for the international Remix of his current single "Level Up." - Pre-Order the Level Up EP on iTunes!

PREVIOUSLY: Sway - Level Up