Video: Lupe Fiasco speaks about being Blackballed in the Industry

Lupe Fiasco sits down with WRUG Radio to discuss his new album Food And Liquor 2, his promo tour and some of his political views.

Video: Lupe Fiasco Freestyle on Toca Tuesdays


Here it finally is! Footage of Lupe Freestyling on Toca Tuesdays last week. Killed it again!

Props: Al Lindstrom

Video: Lupe Fiasco on Windy City Live

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Lupe was on Windy City Live in Chicago today. Talking about his album, the Sox, Chicago, problems of the inner city youth and much more.

Audio: Lupe vs. Foolish - Heated Terrorism Debate x Reveals another Song


Things got a little heated again when Lupe sat down with the “Coco, Foolish and Mr Chase in the Morning” show in Detroit. Discussing politics and terrorism.

In the clip below Lupe announces another song title off FNL2:
There is a song on the album called Roses which is like the first record, one of the first records, it's like the intro record on the album

Video: La Prensa Latina interviews Lupe Fiasco

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Finally something different for a change, these interviews been getting dry. Check out another interview from the Memphis Music Foundation in which Lupe talks about Latino influences.

Video: Lupe talks Pete Rock situation w/ Funk Flex

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After the audio portion of the interview now here's a video of the part where Lupe talked about the whole Pete Rock situation with Funk Flex.

Previously: Lupe Fiasco freestyles on Flex

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Stereo Ink


Lupe speaks with about navigating through the industry and the current state of music.

Lupe Fiasco reveals another song title from FNL 2


In an interview with The Sound Live Lupe revealed another song title off Food & Liquor 2, it's "Unforgivable Youth" and it's one of his faves.

Listen HERE (Interview starts at 02:09:00)

...with that we have 8 song titles already:

Video: Lupe Fiasco at Memphis Music Foundation

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We already had some footage of this yesterday but now here's some more courtesy of Nina Stakz

Video: Lupe Fiasco says "Hip Hop is at a moment of Crisis when it comes to Substance"


Here's a video of Lupe speaking at the State of Hip Hop Town Hall Meeting at the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit yesterday. He talks about how he's trying to bring balance to the game and how he thinks that "We are at a moment of crisis" when it comes to substance in Hip Hop right now.

On the Set: Lupe Fiasco - Bitch Bad Video Shoot (Part 2)


To hold you over until the video release, here are a few more pics from the shoot.

Previously: Bitch Bad Video Shoot (1st batch of pics)

Video: Lupe Fiasco Q&A at Memphis Music Foundation

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Lupe was at the Memphis Music Foundation for a Q&A session yesterday. He spoke about growing up in the ghetto of Chicago, the influence  MLK Jr. had on him, the function of ghetto areas as being a "trap," negativity in rap, an artists' lack of power without an audience, the duality of the genre, why he named his album Food & Liquor, Food & Liquor 2 and answered audience questions.

More parts below:

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Raheem DeVaughn


Lupe is back on Radio Rah with Raheem DeVaughn. He talks about Food & Liquor 2 and how there are barely features on part 1 but part 2 will have a bunch of them. Also talks about the recording sessions and not having any expectations for the album commercially.

Previously: Lupe on Radio Rah

Audio: Lupe Fiasco says the President kills little Kids


Lupe did another interview with Power 99 in Philly, this time with Mina SayWhat. He talked about Food & Liquor 2, Nas, wanting a Damian Marley feature, Hip Hop and the President (@ 9:06).

On one hand you have someone who is a great speaker, but kills little children, our president.

He's a great leader though, he's a great speaker, he has a good heart, he inspires people to do better for themselves, he truly cares (or so he says) he truly cares for the people of this country, he's truly a citizen of this world but he also kills little kids... ...and just to level it out, every president was like that.

Lupe Fiasco talks music on the Radio w/ Examiner

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A whole lot of interviews went down while Lupe was at Ultra Lounge in DC. Here's another one. Lupe talked about music on the radio and what he thinks of it plus more.

FiveMikes - Absolutely. I work with young boys every day...One thing we always come back to talking about is...Hip Hop. We talk about what's on the radio, and we talk about what they're listening to. When we're talking about music; when we talk about 'Who's your top 5?" Lupe never comes up. I'm always the one saying...You need to listen to Lupe, Talib, Mos...Why is that...

Lupe - Everybody has their opinion on what's "real," and what's they choose to listen to and their personal preference. Whether they're 2 years old or 200 years old. And people can listen to whatever they want. I never want to be an artistic bully, and put myself above anyone else...or be more prestigious than anyone else.

You like what you like, and you have to take that as you want it. If you want to listen to that stuff every day in and day out and think it has no affect on you. If you like perpetuating violence...if you like perpetuating negativity, so be it, I'm not knocking you.

Read the full interview HERE

Video: spoiledBROKE interviews Lupe Fiasco

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Honestly, I can't even really tell you what they talked about (obviously FNL2) cause that location was loud as hell. But here's the quote provided by the site:
The spoiledBROKE! team met up with Lupe Fiasco at Ultrabar in Washington D.C. to talk about his upcoming projects and his career in music.

Video: Lupe Fiasco talks FNF

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Lupe talks to The Red Tag Society about his hair, FNF and does a little round of word associations.

Lupe Fiasco says that we will see a "He Say, She Say Pt. II"


Lupe was interviewed by ArtisticManifesto while in DC and made the following statement:

How would you compare Food and Liquor to Food and Liquor II?

Lupe: Food and Liquor II is in stores September 25th by the way. I hesitate to compare the two, other than just the names. Know what I’m saying? There’s definitely a similar feel, in the way that they’re structured, but musically they’re very different. They don't have too much in common. Some of the concepts are similar, but only in that they’re progressive social commentary, as opposed to being another album of the same character. You will see a "He Say, She Say Pt. II."

Read the full interview HERE

Video: Lupe Fiasco talks Vans Deal x Nas x Meek Mill


While in Philly yesterday Lupe talked to Buster of Wired 96.5. They discussed his deal with Vans, the Nas albums Illmatic, Stillmatic, Street's Disciple & other 2 disc albums, Meek Mill's "Amen" and more.

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ DMV All Access


Here's another clip from the listening lounge at Ultra Bar in DC. In this one Lupe talks to DMV All Access about Food & Liquor 2, Japanese Cartoon, future plans and more.

Video: Lupe Fiasco talks about Blogs & More

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In this video, Lupe talks to HHS1987 about "Food & Liquor 2," the difference between part 1 and 2, music he listens to on his down time, the power behind the music blogs, what he would like to see on them and more.

Video: Ice Cube responds to Lupe Fiasco

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Ice Cube was also on the Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg show on Hot 97 and responded to Lupe's statement that Cube influenced his attitude towards women growing up.

Audio: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Power 99

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Lupe continued his promo run in Philly yesterday. In this interview with Power 99 he talks about the necessity of "Peace On The Streets" and Food & Liquor 2 and that it will rather get pushed up than pushed back. Also says that he hopes that the 2nd part will drop 1st or 2nd quarter of 2013.

PATisDOPE "One on One" w/ Lupe Fiasco


Lupe talks Bitch Bad, Fashion, album features and more with PATisDOPE.

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Undaground Radar

Lupe Fiasco explains how "Bitch Bad" came about, talks about being a role model and "Food and Liquor 2" The Great American Rap Album.

Video: Lupe Fiasco on Bitch Bad x Nicki Minaj


Lupe talks to Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg about "Bitch Bad" and a bad bitch. Pow!

Check another clip below.

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ UMass Lowell


3 days before his album drops Lupe will perform at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell on Saturday, Sept. 22. Tickets for the Sept. 22 show go on sale on Monday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Tsongas Center box office, or 866-722-8780.

Video: Lupe Fiasco visits The Breakfast Club

Lupe visited Power 105.1's Breakfast Club and talked about his hair, Bitch Bad, the Atlantic deal coming to an end, going Indie (!!!) ...who he thinks can or can't rap and more!

Video: Lupe Fiasco mourns slain friends + previews "Lamborghini Angels" lyrics on MTV's RapFix Live!


Lupe was just on RapFix Live with Nature and Sway, and did one of the best interviews he has ever done. He thanked Nature for being one of the MC's that taught him how to rap, and also for providing the "Fiasco" part to his rap alias via a song off The Firm album.

He also reveals that the creative process of some songs may be halted in order for him to read a book and become more knowledgable on the particular subject. He says that process was applied to his next single "Lamborghini Angels", then spits some of the lyrics off the track:

With her eyes to the ceiling and a needle in her brain, She looks back into the crowd, wipes the blood and then explains, How she slipped from this existence to the realm of the deranged, Her becoming must be halted to reverse what she became, From the looseness of her tongue to the pollution of her aims, To do nothing is barbaric, the solution is humane, You must destory the mind and hopefully retrain, Torture out the wildness and replace it with the tame, Blank slate, when she recovers she won't even know her name, Perfect wife and perfect lover, no resistance, no complaints, May God bless the scientific cure for the insane, Knew that she shouldn't go to school, but she thought that that should change..

It sounds like another chapter of the MYH Saga to me, haha! The process was also applied to a song called "Atomic Misphilosophy" off Food & Liquor 2 Part 2. Also, Sway played a montage of a few members from All City Chess Club expressing desire to work on a full project, to which Lupe replied "Let's do it!". He said a mixtape would be a simpler process than an album as far as the legalities go, so lets hope it comes to fruition. 

Also, he compared the status of CRS to someone going into a coma on the operating table. It's not a gurantee that it will wake up again, but it's definitely not off the table. Most importantly, watch above as Sway plays a six year old clip of himself and Lupe touring Chicago for an episode of MTV's: My Block. When the video was over, Lupe was in tears because some of the people in the clip have already passed away. He goes on to say that watching the video made him feel helpless because even six years later, nothing has changed about his neighborhood and he knows that some of the kids won't make it out of there. 

Personally, this interview struck a huge chord and I can admit that I also shed a few tears. For people outside of the U.S, HERE is an alternate link to that portion of the interview. All that, and a whole lot of other things were discussed so if you have the chance to watch this interview, I highly suggest you do. Hit the jump to watch the rest of the clips!

Live: Lupe Fiasco on MTV RapFix Live


Lupe is about to be on the RapFix Live couch in 10 minutes. 

Tune in and send your questions to MTVRapFix

Video: Lupe Fiasco tells Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg What He Doesn't Care About


Earlier today Lupe rolled through the Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg show on Hot 97 and told them whether or not he cares about certain things going in the news. Full interview on the way.

Video: Lupe Fiasco freestyles on Flex


We had the audio a little earlier now here's the video of Lupe spitting that raw on Flex last night.

Video: Lupe Fiasco talks Aurora, CO Shooting

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Lupe has spoken out about the lack of media attention given to ongoing violence in American cities when compared to that of the recent theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado. He discussed the issue Monday during a live streaming chat on JAM'N 94.5.

Video: Lupe Fiasco on Patience, Humility, and Spirituality


In August of 2011, the Islamic month of Ramadan, Lupe Fiasco visited the youth of a Los Angeles Muslim youth group for an open and honest discussion of patience, humility, and spirituality.

Audio: Lupe Fiasco Freestyle + Interview w/ Funkmaster Flex


Still heavy on the promo run, Lupe visited Hot 97 and spit a freestyle over the Artifacts "Wrong Side Of The Tracks". Listen to it above, then hit the jump to hear him discuss the Pete Rock situation and blogging.

Also, Funk Flex and Lupe teamed up and he will now be a guest blogger over at IFWT atleast once a month.

Video: Lupe Fiasco talks about the inspiration for "Bitch Bad" w/ Jenny Boom Boom


Lupe was at Hot 93.7 in Hartford, Connecticut recently and he sat down with Jenny Boom Boom. Along with discussing the current state of Hip Hop, Food & Liquor 2 and voting, he also reveals how his little sisters indirectly inspired some of the narrative on "Bitch Bad".

Also, hit the jump for another interview with DJ Buck where Lupe says that some songs on Food & Liquor 2 might cause some people to burn and bulldoze the album.

Video: Lupe Fiasco talks Food & Liquor 2 w/ Kevin W. Reese


Living on the Straight Edge, Lupe had a convo with Kevin W. Reese of Hot 93.7. He talked about Food & Liquor 2 and what we can expect from the album. Also talked about the content of his music, nutrition and more.

Video: Lupe Fiasco Interview w/ DJ Hustle Simmons!


Lupe made a trip up to Boston today and he sat down for an in-depth interview with DJ Hustle Simmons. They talked about the Chicago rap scene, early influences, Ramadan, Bitch Bad, Food & Liquor 2's concept and documentary, and much more. Check out the full 30 minute conversation above!

Lupe Fiasco set to appear on MTV's RapFix Live!

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Lets try this again. After missing his flight last time, Lupe is set to visit the RapFix Live couch this Wednesday. Sway only allows MC's to leave once they spit a few bars, so be sure to tune in at 4pm ET!

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ Firefly Music Festival


A couple of pics from Lupe Fiasco's performance at Firefly Music Festival. More pics below!

Video: Lupe Fiasco Performs @ Firefly Music Fest 2012


Lupe performed at Firefly Music Festival this past Saturday in Dover, Delaware. Watch as Lupe performs "Words I Never Said", "State Run Radio", Beautiful Lasers" and much more!!! This video displays footage of his entire performance that night.

Props to ShayStar

On the set: Lupe Fiasco - Bitch Bad Video Shoot


The video shoot for Bitch Bad went down in Miami yesterday. Check out some pics from the shoot below!

Lupe Fiasco to appear on Toca Tuesdays next Week


Tune in to Shade 45 next week on 8pm EST to hear an interview with Lupe on Toca Tuesdays. This probably also mean that we'll get a new freestyle!

Check out what happened last time he was on the show HERE

Props: Al

SNDCLSH putting finishing touches on Album


Even though the title is "Don't Drop The Flag', I hope they'll manage to drop it next month.

Lupe Fiasco finds freedom on an island of Misfits


Lupe wrote another article for the Chicago Sun Times, this time  it's about his trip to Ireland where he sang for Aung San Suu Kyi.

Read it HERE

Vans OTW Presents: "In Honor of Living the Good Life" [Photo Book]

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The Vans OTW Collection proudly presents In Honor of Living the Good Life, a limited run photo book dedicated to our 2012 Advocates Lupe Fiasco, Eric Elms, Dimitri Coste, Chris Kong and independent creative thinkers around the world.

With over 50 pages of content, In Honor of Living the Good Life gives readers a look into the lives of our Advocates with candid photography by 13th Witness, Scott Pommier and Max Wanger. Readers can also check out an introduction to the Fall 2012 season of product featuring the Alcon, Alomar, Ludlow Decon, Stovepipe and the new OTW Apparel line. Pick up your free copy this month at select Vans retail locations and key OTW accounts.

Lupe Fiasco to visit WGCIs Coca Cola Lounge Again


Lupe will visit the WGCI Coke Lounge again on July 24th. Last time he was there, he performed and talked about Lasers. This time it'll probably be all about F&L2. Listen to WGCI to find out how to get tickets. And for people who can't attend, there'll hopefully be a live stream again.

Lupe Fiasco visits Pine Ridge and Whiteclay


After mentioning the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the opening lines of Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free) Lupe went on a road trip yesterday to actually check the situation out himself.

Check pics and Tweets below.

Mickey Factz is still feening for a Lupe Feature


New Music: S-Preme - Dope (Fly For Life)


Here's another new track from S-Preme. His new project "Awkward Silence"  should drop at the end of this month.

Pics: SNDCLSH in Vegas ...


Annnnnd... once again The Soundclash rocked @ LAVO in Las Vegas this past Friday night. Check out a few pics below.

Lupe Fiasco to shoot new video this Week!


Joseph Labisi took to Twitter last night and revealed that he'll be working on a new video with Lupe this week. He didn't mention for which song, but we guess it's for Bitch Bad. Joseph Labisi also worked on the Out Of My Head video.

UPDATE: We can now confirm that the video will be for "Bitch Bad" and it'll be shot in Miami, starting this Friday.

New Music: Nikki Jean - Gone


Nikki switches up her sound for this track off Tommy Boy Entertainment's Artist On The Verge 2012 - Vol. 1 compilation. You can purchase the track HERE

Listen HERE

Frank Ocean - "channel ORANGE" out now!

Frank's new album just dropped via iTunes. Go ahead and cop it HERE (stream above.) Also make sure to check out his performance of "Bad Religion" on Jimmy Fallon below!

New Music: NeoPopSicle - 2:59 [EP]

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Womazing just premiered the brand new 3 track EP by Neo. Very smooth. Check out the tracklist and the download link below.

Video: TEDxWDC Kokayi (Carl Walker)

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So I randomly got this video sent to me via Twitter and it turned out to be pretty interesting. Check it out!

Video: Lupe Fiasco performs The Coolest x Bitch Bad @ Universal Studios


Lupe performed at Universal Studios Orlando on Saturday and while performing "The Coolest" he went into the first verse of Bitch Bad. More footage from the show below.

New Music: Lupe Fiasco x Goon Gang Ridahz - Brief Intermission


While in New Orleans, Lupe jumped on a track with some Goonz. 

Around My Way Tees now available!


The official Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free) tees are now available in Lu's Store

Lupe ranked 49th on The Source's "Top 50 Lyricists of All Time" List


The Source has put together a list of the Top 50 Hip Hop Lyricists of All Time. Lupe is listed on position 49. I pretty much voiced my opinion about this on Twitter, so I'll just let you read what The Source wrote about Lupe and if you want to see the full list; go HERE for all scans.

In an age when denouncing violence and encouraging positive development in Rap seems to be a career killer, Lupe has defied the odds and emerged onto the scene with a more upbeat and positive meaning in his lyrics.

To some Lupe's lyrical repertoire may seem like a contradiction to his true message but he manages to draw in a wider audience with it and open up the eyes of the Hip Hop community. Using his emotion as a tool, Lupe is not afraid to voice his opinion.

Lupe Fiasco to shoot movie to go along with Album


Based on this tweet, it looks like Lupe is going to shoot a film to go along with his Great American Rap Album.

Back in the arms of this lovely old lady New Orleans...come to tell her my Great American story...on film... Yeah it's a movie too...

Video: Lupe Fiasco Concert Experience w/ Brandon Jennings

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Brandon Jennings promised to show a Bucks fan the time of his or her life on June 27 when he lined up this year's concert experience at Summerfest in Milwaukee.

Last year Jeff from Milwaukee lived it up at a Kanye West show with Brandon. This year it was Kayla's turn to experience Lupe Fiasco up close and personal with the Bucks point guard.

Watch the video HERE

Video: Lupe Fiasco - Stop the Violence Rally Speech


Check out the speech Lupe gave at the Stop the Violence rally at Michele Clark Magnet School, that took place on June 12, 2012 in Chicago.

New Music: S-Preme - Nothing Less


S-Preme is back after being absent for a year and a half. He pulls no punches on "Nothing Less," feeling untouchable after a round of touring with the likes of Lupe and B.o.B. Though it's been more than a year since his last release, he reminds us all that "me falling off is like Chris Paul to the Lakers."

Go To Sleep to be on Food & Liquor 2


Lupe went to Twitter last night to confirm that the previously released "Go To Sleep" will indeed end up on Food & Liquor 2. Here's what he said:

This was supposed to be on F&L2...long story...ill tell ya later...Enjoy! May have to shoot a video to this... #Oldie .. Better yet...well throw it on there...yeah so that's 3... #GTS will be on #FL2...why not? Hahaha...

well lets atleast do it officially...ahem...New Single Off F&L2: Great American Rap Album Part 1... GO TO SLEEP

...Yeah #GoToSleep is goin on #FL2...and that's final young man...still has that new car smell too!!! #PushaTYuck #GTSZZZ

Not mad at this at all...cause the track is crazy dope.