Photo: Ayesha - Teddy Bear, Liquor Bottle Shrines


This current photo of Ayesha shows you that the things she says on "Ayesha Says" are very real out there in Chicago, unfortunately.

Teddy bear, liquor bottle shrines...create graffiti on corners...peace in Chicago! Peace be upon the life taken here... - Ayesha

Lupe Fiasco planning to build Guild of Lyricists


Mickey Factz was on the J.R. Bang Morning Show today and revealed that he talked to Lupe about building a Guild of Lyricists.

Listen HERE

New Music: Sarah Green - "F.U.C.K YOU"


Here's the full version of Sarah's new single, produced by The Buchanans.

Battle Scars featured in Red Dawn TV Spot


In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky -- shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target.

Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters.

Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.

Release: 11/21/2012

Lupe Fiasco covers Sun-Times Splash


The socially conscious rapper remembers life on the on the west side — and works to give back to the city he loves.

Read the feature HERE

New Music: Angel Haze - Bitch Bad


Angel Haze dropped her Classick Mixtape today and it includes a Bitch Bad Freestyle. This was cool til she called Poo Bear a "fat n-word." Definitely killed the vibe.


Download the Mixtape HERE

Audio: DJ Nina 9 puts Lupe Fiasco 'Under the Gun'


Hip Hop Nation's DJ Nina 9 put Lupe Under the Gun for a special interview during his Food & Liquor II promo run!

Fallacy Of Rome F/W 2012: Rome Fell


The new Fallacy Of Rome line has arrived and is now available HERE

New Music: Mickey Factz - Dumbing It Down


Mickey drops a freestyle over Lupe's "Dumb It Down" ....in 2012. All City.


Off his just released Y mixtape.

Video: Matthew Santos - Burning Up


Check out Matthew's video for his track "Burnign Up," directed and edited by Nick Cavelier. Off his album "Quickly Disappearing." 

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Lupe talks about Good Kid, m.A.A.d City


Kendrick's album is now available in stores and online and Lupe took to Twitter earlier to share his thoughts about the album. Read below:

Phew! Money Trees + Good Kid... Sing About Me is the personal favorite...Masterpiece...

Reminds me of "Kid A"...yeah like a rap version of RadioHead's "Kid A"... Love it...mellow, electric, tactical, honest, raw, relevant, futuristic, well executed, fearless... #GKMC hats off beloved @kendricklamar

Video: Lupe Fiasco performs Lamborghini Angels @ Big Boy's Block Party


Lupe performs "Lamborghini Angels" during Big Boy's Block Party at the Palladium in Hollywood Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday October 17th, 2012

via HHH

Battle Scars goes 5 times Platinum in Australia


After ten weeks on the charts, Battle Scars has been certified 5 times Platinum in Australia now and is still on position 3.

The DUB Magazine Projekt Season 2 (Sneak Peek)




MTV2 brings back “The DUB Magazine Project” for a second season to give viewers a unique and rarely seen glimpse into the lives and deepest obsessions of some of the biggest names in music, sports, TV and film.

Featuring guest appearances from comedian, athletes and super-stars such as Travis Barker, 2 Chainz, Mac Miller, Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi, Travis Pastrana, “Jersey Shore” star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Sean Kingston, Kreayshawn, Gucci Mane and Mike Epps, among others, the show will bring to life the same mixture of non-traditional celebrity access and customized rides that fill DUB Magazine’s pages.

The series airs Sundays at 1pm ET/PT and repeats at 1am ET/PT.

via DUB


PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco covers DUB Mag

SNDCLSH Logo (by @EIKNARF)


Lupe and Sky just revealed the new SNDCLSH logo on Twittter. Designed by EIKNARF

FORBES: Lupe Fiasco and the Business of 'Conscious Rap'


Check out a FORBES feature on Lupe who came close to enter their annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list this year. - Click HERE

FALSE launches new Better Off Dead line - 10% Discount for LupEND Blog Readers!


The new Better Off Dead line and the Black Metal Fixed line just launched and are now available in the AntiAnti store! Up above you can see how a Better Off Dead tee is made.

As a reader of our site you can now get a 10% discount on any item by clicking HERE

Lupe Fiasco performs "Around My Way" @ Hollywood Palladium

Lupe Fiasco covers DUB Mag


Lupe covers the October issue of DUB Mag which is now on newsstands everywhere!

PREVIOUSLY: Behind the Scenes of Lupe's Cover Shoot for DUB

Video: Lupe Fiasco @ Hollywood Palladium



After the pics, you now can watch some of Lupe's performance @ Big Boy’s Block Party. Bitch Bad above and The Show Goes On, Daydreamin' & Superstar below!

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ Big Boy’s Block Party


Lupe performed at Hollywood Palladium for Big Boy’s Block Party last night. Check out a few pics from the show below!

Video: Kenna - Long Gone


Check out the official video for "Long Gone," the first single released from Kenna's Land 2 Air Chronicles II: Imitation is Suicide EP.

In his directorial debut, Kenna references the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch and Christopher Nolan, creating a suspensful film noir tale about a beautiful young starlet and the misfortune that accompanied her fame.

New shit from Japanese Cartoon on the Way!


According to Lupe we'll be treated to some new Japanese Cartoon greatness soon. Oh and that SNDCLSH single is still on the way, too! It's called "Clocks" now.

Video: Lupe Fiasco - Strictly Hip Hop Interview


Lupe recently sat down with Vance of Strictly Hip Hop during a visit to Morgan State University to discuss his album Food and Liquor II, the meaning behind songs like B*tch Bad, Strange Fruition, the now Infamous Loaded Lux vs. Calicoe Battle and life after Hip Hop.

Audio: Lupe Fiasco shares Motivational Songs


For NPR's Tell Me More series "In Your Ear," Lupe shares some of the songs that motivate him. Including Johnny Cash's "Man In Black" which inspired his latest album cover.

Video: Lupe Fiasco recalls his Extraterrestrial Experience


Here's another clip from Lupe's visit to Big Boy's Neighborhood, in this one he reports about his Extraterrestrial Experience. I don't know about this, I think what they describe is partly a phenomenon called Sleep Paralysis.

Mickey Factz x Lupe are working on something bigger than just a Song!


This is going to be great. Trust.

The October 15th Lasers Liberation Front celebrates 2nd Anniversary!


Today, 2 years ago the Fiasco Friday protest went down in NYC. I don't care what you think about Lasers but what we did was fucking epic. - Check out Lupe's speech from the event above.

Video: Does Lupe prefer Buttocks or Boobs?


Finally someone (Big Boy) asked Lupe a question that really matters. Buttocks or Boobs talk above, album artwork talk after the jump.

Video: Lupe x DJ Greg Street @ BET Hip Hop Awards Style Suite

The LupEND Blog reviews "Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album PT. 1" Track-by-Track (Part 5)


For the last part of this series check out @Rhymestyle's review of F&L2!

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Mina SayWhat


Lupe, Mina SayWhat & Diamond Kutz had a town hall meeting with 4 Philly youth groups to discuss the state of hip hop, using the word “Bitch” and his new album “Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Part 1."

More clips below!

Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album PT.1 - Listening Event [Re-Cap]


Check out the official recap video of Lupe's Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album PT.1 Listening Event.

Lupe Fiasco to be featured on Soundtrack for Amar'e Stoudemire produced Docu


Amar'e will be producing a sports documentary called Little Ballers, which follows four young athletes as they go through the AAU youth league to pursue their dreams of going pro. Lupe and Timbaland are set to appear on the soundtrack of the documentary.

via NYPost

Album: Fuze The Mc - One Black Man; The Audacity of Soul


This is dope! Fuze just dropped his new album. Listen and download HERE

Lupe Fiasco x Mickey Factz are Cooking Something Up


Mickey:

Truthfully: What Lupe Fiasco and I are cooking up... It's going to enhance the minds of everyone. Stay Tuned.

New Music: Sway - Charge (feat. Mr. Hudson)


Sway is back with yet another great track, this time with a little help from Mr. Hudson.

Video: Lupe Fiasco x Guy Sebastian interview w/ Global Grind


GlobalGrind got the chance to talk to Lupe about his new album and the message behind the blank cover. Guy Sebastian is also making a brief appearance.

via GlobalGrind

ESPN Playbook Q: Lupe Fiasco on F1, MJ & Jay-Z


While in New York promoting "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1" Lupe talked to Playbook about the Bulls, F1 and his childhood sports idol.

I know Jay-Z helped you sign with Atlantic Records back in 2005. What do you think about him taking Brooklyn by storm as minority owner of the Nets?


On the sports side, what you think the Nets are going to do? You think playoffs? Listen, I'm all about the Chicago Bulls. I'm not even going to get into my legacy left by that team. I was there when we were winning championships, literally up the street from where I was living on [West] Madison [Street], like six blocks away from Chicago Stadium.

Read it all HERE

Video: Lupe Fiasco - The Great American Rap Interview


I personally can't watch the video cause of country restrictions so I'll just give you the description from AlLindstrom.com:
In this weeks Allindstrom.com feature series, we talk with Lupe Fiasco. We discuss the thought process behind his new album Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Part 1. We also talk about plans for his next album Skulls, and his plans to go independent.

Video: Lupe Fiasco - Change is needed Right Now!


Here's the 3rd clip from the Rap Sessions panel. In this one Lupe talks about how change is needed right now.

PREVIOUSLY:  Lupe Fiasco on the Importance of Local Elections

Community Service w/ Lupe Fiasco


At the Chicago West Community Music Center on Monday, October 1, 2012, City Year Chicago witnessed the combination of two great things: music and education.

We had the opportunity to hear from Lupe Fiasco, one of Chicago’s very own, about the importance of creativity, education, and our responsibility to empower our children to continue both in this world full of violence and corruption.

Read more HERE

UPDATE: 21k sold in the 2nd Week


According to HDD 17,778 copies of F&L2 were sold in the 2nd week. That's a 80% decline compared to last week.

UPDATE: HDD was way off this time and the official number is 21k.

Video: Lupe Fiasco talks Chicago violence, his own Future


Lupe visited the Sun Times offices in Chicago recently for an interview. He talked about Chicago Violence, his future and more.

Video: Lupe Fiasco - Hood Now (Unofficial)


In the same style of the video for "Double Burger w/ Cheese" we get one for "Hood Now."

FALSE presents: B.M.F: Black Metal Fixed: We Ride Alone 2012


FALSE is launching a new line of product in 2 weeks. Looks like the B.M.F line will be for all the bikers out there. Check a promo clip below!

Lupe Fiasco owes his career to Luck


Lupe spoke to Columbia students about his career and more.

“There is no rule, no path to follow, no certain amount of raps you have to write, or songs you need to have or even a certain amount of skill that you have to develop,” Fiasco said. “Sometimes it’s just a chance. But with that said, with all of those things there has to be something else that you are pursuing for other than just commercial purposes.”

Read more HERE

Jesse Ventura supports Lupe


After sharing Lupe's video for Bitch Bad, he wrote this on his Facebook:

Lupe Fiasco is one of the best young artists today. He isn't afraid to speak truth to power. I may not always "get" rap music, it's probably a generational thing the way my parents didn't "get" rock n' roll, but anytime I see an artist who puts truth, love, and sincerity above fame, greed, and security that artist should be supported and shared.

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ DBS Sounds


Lupe did an in-store at DBS Sounds in Riverdale, GA on Oct. 5th.

Check out more pics HERE

Video: Lupe Fiasco @ WiLD 94.1's Last Damn Show


WiLD 94.1's Last Damn Show 14 went down at the Tampa Bay Times Forum last weekend and Lupe performed there with a bunch of other acts. in the video above you can see him perform "Bitch Bad" though the audio pretty much sucks.

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Battle Scars now 4x Platinum in Australia!


Even though the track fell to position 3 on the charts, it's now 4 times platinum in Australia!

Video: Lupe Fiasco @ Oakland Univerisity (Student Reactions)


Lupe visited Oakland University on Oct. 2nd and here you can see how the students reacted to it. - via OaklandPost

Lupe Fiasco Store Updated!


Lupe's store has been updated and you can find some new merch on there now including the Around My Way Gang Cartoon tees. - Click HERE

Columbia Chronicle: One on One w/ Lupe Fiasco


Lupe spoke with Columbia students on Oct. 1st about his career, life and latest album, "Food & Liquor 2," at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building.

ColumbiaChronicle

Video: Lupe Fiasco on the Femme Fatale Mixshow


Lupe sits down with DJ S.WHiT to talk about his newest album Food & Liquor 2, his fashion & style and more!

The LupEND Blog reviews "Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album PT. 1" Track-by-Track (Part 4)


Today it's time for MY review of F&L2. Check it below!

Video: Stalley - BET Music Matters Tour Vlog 3 [ft. Lupe]


In the latest BET Music Matters vlog, Stalley chops it up with Lupe about becoming a full-time MC, then goes from Chicago to Tallahassee and visits FAMU before the show that night.

Previously:  Stalley - Tour Vlog 1 [ft. Lupe x Soundtrakk]

Video: Hood State Of The Union - Do Your Thing, Lupe Fiasco


Charlamagne and Lil Duval tell Lupe to keep doing his thing in this "Hood State of the Union" address. - via MTV

Pics: Lupe Fiasco - Little Man Project Album Listening Party


Lupe held a F&L2 listening party for his Foundation's Little Man Project. Check out a few pics below and click HERE for more info's about the project!

Video: Choeur Du Roi - Daydreamin' / Dream On (A Cappella)


Choeur du Roi sings a mash-up of Daydreamin' and Dream On at the University of Richmond's Family Weekend 2012.

The LupEND Blog reviews "Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album PT. 1" Track-by-Track (Part 3)


The 3rd out of our 5 Track-by-Track reviews of the album is here. Today you get to read @_LadyLasers_ thoughts.

Lupe Fiasco Twitter Bars of the Day


Lupe dropped some bars on twitter again today, read below!

Harsh, not for cuddlers, but for butcher knife jugglers, jumpin out of jets over jungles in search of jaguar jugulars, A paper bag is child's play someone is mistaken, I practice rapping myself out of bear traps, a straight jackets like a vacation, but let's say its a paper bag, and I'm hog tied and gagged, handcuffed to safe then lock inside the trunk of a cab..

Then the cab is driven to the river, set on fire, you know what skip the river lets say quick sand cuz quick sands thicker, makes it harder 2move, especially when the dynamite is being triggered, oh that I forgot mention, we added a little TNT 4 a Lil xtra tension.

Then comes the explosion, a shower of pieces of cab, safe, sand, handcuffs and paperbag, the crowd stands silent maybe a few gasps. Just when all hope is lost, and the crowd gets really sad, the smoke clears I appear with cucumber slices on my eyes enjoying my mudbath.

Saying "This all you niggas got for me?! Next time tie me up properly, Lu-Dini is unimpressed by this shoddily botched locksmith mockery!

If Im trapped in a paper bag just make sure it's a pen in it, cuz that bitch gone look like the roof of da Sistine Chapel when Im finished.

Paper Bags?! I'm the guy they use to rap the mouth holes in paper masks, a major tasks for any one not trained in the art of hatin trash. That's why I practice so fiendish, to make sure every little flicker of garbageness of my inner rap self is aggressively extinguished.

It's what defines meanness, in a mean defined linguist, that leaves behind lines thick as linguini everytime I string a stream of mean shit.

Now that's a mean twist like a towel getting wringed by a man with a machine wrist, ....I'll give u back Hoffa but you gotta hand over the Teamstas!!! So ends today's bars...enjoy your day... #FL2

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ The Daily Beast


Lupe talked to The Daily Beast about F&L2, inspirations, politics, Islam and more.

Read more on DailyBeast

Video: Lupe Fiasco on the Importance of Local Elections


We posted a video from the Rap Sessions panel in Philly before and now here's some more; this time of Lupe discussing the importance of local elections.

Snippet: Sarah Green - "F.U.C.K YOU"


Check out a snippet of Sarah's new single. Full track coming soon, produced by The Buchanans.

Video: Lupe Fiasco wears Mitt Romney Mask during SNDCLSH Set


On the evening of October 3rd, 2012 Page 31 was on hand at the Microsoft Advertisement Week Event at Webster Hall in Downtown, NYC where Lupe Fiasco and Sky Gellatly DJ'd at an open bar event.

Lupe didn't appear on stage until shortly after the first 2012 presidential election debate was over and shocked many when he wore a Mitt Romney mask over his face during the first half of his set as he DJ'd numerous electric dance music cuts.

via Page 31

Video: Lupe Fiasco All Access w/ Bushman


Lupe rolled through 98 WJLB in Detroit for a little Q&A session. He talked about F&L2 and said that the album documentary is coming in the next few months.

Lupe Fiasco: I'm afraid Chicago is Dying

Lupe Fiasco can come across as a teacher, preacher, cutup, conflicted citizen, jazz head, skilled rhyme machine and political radical.

His new album, “Food and Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Part 1” (1st and 15th/Atlantic), touches on all those personas. Fiasco — born Wasalu Muhammed Jaco 30 years ago — was part of a wave of socially conscious Chicago rap artists on his 2006 debut album, “Lupe Fiasco's Food and Liquor.” Since then, he has grown into a respected hip-hop veteran who has sold nearly 1.5 million copies of his first three albums while growing only more fearless in his outspokenness.

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Video: The Boy Illinois - A Lil Bit Off


Every once in a while, in those great gusts of Chicago winds, you’ll come across something worth keeping. And that’s precisely what happened when The Boy Illinois crept onto the scene.

The 25-year-old University of Illinois College drop-out is aiming to grab the ears of listeners with a slick delivery and sharp wordplay.

If you like the song from the video, check out his Inhale Pt.4 Mixtape!

Guy Sebastian x Lupe Fiasco nominated for ARIA Awards!


Guy and Lupe's "Battle Scars" is nominated at the ARIA Awards in Australia in the category "Best Pop Release" this year. Guy is also up for two more in the categories "Best Male Artist (for Battle Scars)" and "Single of the Year" with his song "Don't Worry Be Happy."

The awards go down on Nov. 29th.

via Take40

Video: Lupe Fiasco talks about 'Food & Liquor II' on FOX 2


While in Detroit Lupe stopped by FOX 2 News Morning to talk about his new album and the upcoming election.

The LupEND Blog reviews "Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album PT. 1" Track-by-Track (Part 2)


Here goes our 2nd track-by-track review, this time courtesy of @KekaRHO

First Week Sales: Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album PT. 1


HDD reports that 89,778 copies of Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album PT. 1 were sold in the first week, which will make the album 5th on this week's Album charts. However it's the #1 Hip Hop Album. Final number tomorrow.

Audio: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Al Lindstrom


Lupe was on Toca Tuesdays last week on Shade 45 and talked to Al Lindstrom about his album, the artwork, losing sponsors cause of some statements he made, Brother Ali's latest album, the N-Word, Lasers, his relationship with Jay-Z, thoughts on Lyor Cohen leaving and he said that there are more videos for F&L2 on the way!



via AlLindstrom

Video: K. Michelle says 'Lupe is the only Rapper who respects Women'


K. Michelle spoke to HipHopWired recently, mainly about other rap artists and she said that she thinks that Lupe's the only rapper who respects women. Do you agree?

PREVIOUSLY: K. Michelle wants to have sex w/ Lupe Fiasco

The LupEND Blog reviews "Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album PT. 1" Track-by-Track (Part 1)


1 Album, 5 Days, 5 Writers, 5 Reviews. That's how we'll do it this week. Every LupEND Blog writer will be giving you a track-by- track review of F&L2: TGARA pt. 1. The homie @al_amend starts today.

Video: Rap Sessions w/ Lupe Fiasco


Check out a clip of Lupe discussing his Twitter debate with D.L. Hughley during the Rap Sessions panel in Philly last week.