11/01/2012 - 12/01/2012 ~ LUPEND

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Nikki Jean Cookie Company Holiday Cookie Social


Nikki wants to throw a cookie social event in Philly again and this time she needs your help. Check out this KickStarter page and help her fund the event! Of course you can attend the event too if you're able to get to Philly and there are some nice rewards in store for you if you help funding it.

Video: Guy Sebastian annoys Lupe Fiasco backstage @ 2012 ARIAs


DirtTV had a chat with Guy and Lupe backstage at the 2012 ARIA Awards and Guy told them what Lupe hates when they perform together.

Video: Guy Sebastian x Lupe Fiasco perform Battle Scars @ ARIA Awards


Now here we finally have the video of Lupe and Guy performing "Battle Scars" at the ARIAs in Sydney.

Pics: Lupe Fiasco x Guy Sebastian @ ARIA Awards 2012


Lupe and Guy performed their hit Battle Scars at the ARIA Awards in Sydney earlier this week. Check out a few pics from their performance below!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Platinum Motorsport invites you to their 2nd Annual Toys For Tots Christmas Charity


The homies over at Platinum Motorsport will have their 2nd Annual Toys For Tots Christmas Charity on December 9th and you are invited! All info's can be found on the flyer above, after the jump you can check out a video from the last event.

Audio: Lupe Fiasco x Guy Sebastian interview w/ Hot 30


Lupe and Guy were at the ARIA awards yesterday and performed Battle Scars there. They also were interviewed by Hot 30 at the event. For whatever reason they didn't win an award.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Yasiin Bey gives a shout out to Lupe on ‘I Don’t Like’ Freestyle


Yasiin just dropped this Freestyle he recorded over the Young Chop produced "I Don't Like." Shouting out Lupe and other Chicago artists in the beginning.



Spotted: HHNM

Source Mag's video of the year is: Bitch Bad


Ab-Soul just tweeted out the above pic from the current issue of The Source, in which we can see that they named Lupe's "Bitch Bad" video their video of the year. How ironic that they switched up the name of the song...

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ Jingle Jam in Broomfield


Lupe is set to perform at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO on Saturday December 15th for KS107.5's Jingle Jam. Tickets HERE

Thanks to foosj1 for the heads up.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Video: Freeway - "Sweet Temptations" [ft Nikki Jean]


New Freeway track & new video featuring Nikki Jean off his new album!

Video: Lupe Fiasco - Brave Heart [Unofficial]

Monday, November 26, 2012

Video: Trey Songz brings out Lupe Fiasco in LA


Trey Songz brings out Lupe Fiasco to perform "Out of My Head" during his "Chapter V" tour at the Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A. on November 25, 2012.

via Rap-Up

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Lupe Fiasco takes NYLON Mag on a tour of his favorite Chicago Haunts


On the eve of releasing his new album Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, rapper Lupe Fiasco takes writer Dan Hyman a tour of his favorite Chicago haunts.

Check more below!

S1 produced half of Lupe's new Album

S1 talked to iStandard and revealed that he produced like half of Lupe's Food & Liquor 2: TGARA part 2. Check what he said below: 

Are there any more surprises coming from S1 in 2012 or is this the end cap of the year? What can we expect for you in the first quarter of 2013?

Well, I produced “Blood Diamonds” on Games new album “Jesus Piece” with my SKP Team Producers J Rhodes and Greg Fears. Excited for them to have their first major placement! I’m on like half of this new Lupe album that’s comin Spring 2013. Producing for Kanye, GOOD, Royce Da 5’9, Malice, Sevyn, John Legend, Elijah Blake, and recently been doing some stuff for Eminem. And of course working my group Strange Fruit Project on some new material along with some other new artist like Roy English, T. Fowler.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Guy Sebastian does Lupe's rap parts on Battle Scars


Due to the fact that Lupe can't be there to perform with Guy all the time, Guy is doing the rap parts during his performances himself now. Watch as he performs on Sunrise above.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

FALSE F/W 2012: Taxidermy Apocalypse Vol.1


The latest season of FALSE is here! Featuring illustrated graphics by Peter Carrington & Creatively Directed by Le Messie, we head into the boundless realm of the Taxidermy Apocalypse. The 1st of a number of volumes in line to be released over the next few months.

Click HERE to check out the line and HERE to get 10% off!

PREVIOUSLY: Fallacy Of Rome F/W 2012: Rome Fell

Monday, November 19, 2012

Video: Lupe Fiasco on NBC's NiteCap


In part 1 of Peter Bailey's NiteCap with Lupe Fiasco they discuss the business of hip hop and how it affects the genre's conscious roots. After the jump, in part 2, the two discuss Rick Ross and the toll the lack of socially conscious content has taken on young fans.


Pic: Lupe Fiasco at the F1 GP in Austin


Not only did Lupe perform in Austin, he also attended the F1 GP last weekend.

Photo via Roger

Photo-op: Lady Lasers x SNDCLSH @ ACL Live


While in Austin on Saturday for Lupe Fiasco's performance @ ACL Live, The LupEND Blog's very own Lady Lasers had the opportunity to hang out backstage and met SNDCLSH's very own Sky Gellatly & managed to snag a pic with Lupe as well!

Video: Bun B joins Lupe Fiasco on Stage in Austin


Performing "Swang On Em" @ ACL Live with some freestyle verses thrown into it.

More footage below!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Video: Lupe Fiasco @ ACL Live


Lupe performed at Austin City Limits yesterday. Watch above as he opens the show with "Words I Never Said" and check below for "Kick, Push." - "Gaza Strip is getting bombed once again"

New Music: King Arthur - Movie Man



New music from the UK's King Arthur.

Battle Scars goes 6x Platinum in Australia


After 14 weeks on the charts in Australia we still find Battle Scars on position 15 and it just went 6 x Platinum. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Photo-Op: M.K. Asante Jr. x Lupe Fiasco


Lupe and "It's Bigger Than Hip Hop" author M.K. Asante chilling in SoHo.

Lupe Fiasco and 124 other Artists pen open letter to Pandora over Royalties Bill


Washington, D.C. - A who's-who of musicians and singers, including stars from Motown, rock and roll, country, rap and jazz, today released an open letter to be published in this weekend's Billboard Magazine opposing Pandora's plan to cut artists' pay when music is played over Internet radio. Click here to view the letter.

The stars praised Pandora - "We are big fans" - and celebrated the company's commercial success. But with massive growth in revenues and a successful IPO under its belt, they asked why Pandora is pushing Congress to slash musicians' pay. "That's not fair and that's not how partners work together," the open letter explains.

"These artists have joined together to tell Pandora it's time to go back to the drawing board. We all want Internet radio to succeed, but it won't if it tries to do so on the backs of hard working musicians and singers," said musicFIRST Executive Director Ted Kalo.

Internet radio companies such as Pandora are pushing Congress to pass the "Internet Radio Fairness Act," H.R. 6480/S. 3609, which could slash by 85 percent royalties paid to musicians and artists when their songs are played over Internet radio. Musicians and singers across all musical genres depend on these royalties, which are often their only compensation for their work.

"This issue is critical to the tens-of-thousands of recording artists we represent - all of whom rely on this digital performance revenue stream to make a living," said SoundExchange President Michael Huppe. "It is important that we protect artists and the long-term value of their music, which is, after all, the foundation of Internet radio."

via MFC

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

OTHERS by Hypebeast - 13th Witness


Photographer Tim McGurr aka "13th Witness" is a New York native, the son of legendary street artist Futura, and one of the most popular users on Instagram. Tim talks about how he turned his travels and love of city landscapes into a career.

PREVIOUSLY: Japanese Cartoon - Heirplanes video

Monday, November 12, 2012

New Music: Rad Omen x SNDCLSH - Leap of Faith


Check out Rad Omen's collab with SNDCLSH! Available HERE at midnight!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Video: All-Star Tribute to UGK - feat. Lupe Fiasco [Mini-Documentary]


20 years ago, UGK (Bun B & Pimp C) released their first full-length album, Too Hard To Swallow. Since the release of their debut, UGK has gone on to influence two generations of MCs; this mini-documentary explores the influence of UGK's music outside of their home state of Texas.

Documentary by the homie Sama'an

Friday, November 9, 2012

Video: Shumpert bumps Lupe Fiasco


The Knicks roster talked to FUSE about the music they listen to and showed them why they are nicknamed the "Knicks Tape."

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lupe Fiasco is driven to Distraction


Check out another column by Lupe HERE, written for the Chicago Sun-Times!

Kenna - Politics (Lyric Vdeo)


Download the song FREE at Kenna.com

Pics: Lupe Fiasco performs @ SKYBAR Abu Dhabi


This past weekend Lupe was in Abu Dhabi and performed at the SKYBAR after the Formula 1 race. Check out a few pics below!

Video: Lupe Fiasco gets his own Hologram


Cyber Entertainment is about to change the game by providing holograms to a number of artists so they can appear at various places in the world without having to be there themselves.

They start off with providing a hologram for Lupe to perform Battle Scars with Guy Sebastian. Check the video above!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Lupe Fiasco - DUB Mag Feature


DUB Mag just put their feature interview with Lupe online, it also can be found in their last issue. He talks about his car collection and more. Peep a snippet below:

“I got a Shelby Daytona Coupe replica, picked up a 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MK replica and I’m looking at a Series 1 Jag from the ’60s,” he says. “When I first moved to L.A., I bought an Audi A4 wagon before I stepped it up to a Ferrari 575M, then I got one of my first cars that I actually loved; a 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 that I had the boys at Platinum [Motorsports] construct for me.

After that, I went on a Ferrari craze and bought a 465 GTA, a 1986 412 which was super duper clean to a point where I never drove it at all and a 400i, which is a total basket case of a Ferrari, but still a favorite car. There’s also a 1991 [Honda] NSX first generation that’s all black and kind of crazy.”

Read it all HERE

Rad Omen x SNDCLSH to release “Leap of Faith” on Nov. 13!


As if one new track wasn't enough, we will also get a Rad Omen x SNDCLSH collabo called "Leap Of Faith" on Nov. 13. - Preview HERE

New Music: SNDCLSH - Clocks


Get the new SNDCLSH single on iTunes or Amazon now!

-All proceeds go to charity!-

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Game Developer works on Lupe Fiasco Video Game


Someone is currently developing a Lupe Fiasco video game. It'll be called "Lupe Fiasco: I Fight Evil" and it'll be released for free online. A Demo could already become available within the next few months. The storyline or what it'll exactly be about is not known yet. - Check the website HERE

Disclaimer: This is not an official game.

Audio: Lupe Fiasco - WXOU Interview


Christina Venditti interviews Lupe Fiasco in the Oakland Center at Oakland University.

Friday, November 2, 2012

The album with nothing on the Cover for $5


For a limited time only on Amazon