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.
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
Lupe performs "Lamborghini Angels" during Big Boy's Block Party at the Palladium in Hollywood Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday October 17th, 2012
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.
PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco covers DUB Mag
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.
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.
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.
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.
The LupEND Blog reviews "Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album PT. 1" Track-by-Track (Part 5)
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!
Check out the official recap video of Lupe's Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album PT.1 Listening Event.
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.
This is dope! Fuze just dropped his new album. Listen and download HERE
Truthfully: What Lupe Fiasco and I are cooking up... It's going to enhance the minds of everyone. Stay Tuned.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Related: Photo Gallery
Lupe visited Oakland University on Oct. 2nd and here you can see how the students reacted to it. - via OaklandPost
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!
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]
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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!
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.