02/01/2013 - 03/01/2013 ~ LUPEND

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Video: Lupe Fiasco @ The Fillmore Silver Spring


Lupe performed Food & Liquor 2 part 1 in its entirety at the Fillmore Silver Spring yesterday (well, almost) and announced that he finished shooting the video for "Lamborghini Angels" a day ago.

ITAL / Around My Way above, Strange Fruition, Put Em Up, Lambo Angels and more below. All the homies in the building last night. We see you.

Video: Lupe Fiasco rants @ The Fillmore


Some choice words from Lupe. More below.

Pics: Lupe Fiasco @ The Fillmore Silver Spring


Check out a few pics from Lupe's show at The Fillmore Silver Spring.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Lupe Fiasco - 'ROTHKO (Yet For Computers)'


Lupe released ROTHKO (Yet For Computers) and it's a 6 sec. soundclip that comes with an Artist statement and a preview of other pieces in the series that were created for WOLF Studio and can be bought for 2.1 Million Euro and won't ever be available publicly.

Check it all below.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Video: Lupe Fiasco collaborates with Ed Sheeran


In an interview with NovaFM Ed Sheeran reveals that his A&R told him to write 7 hooks for 7 beats and Lupe ended up loving one of them and decided to jump on the track. So far it's not known when we'll hear that track or where it'll end up.

For starters: check out Sheeran's "The A Team" HERE

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Artwork: Lupe Fiasco - 'ROTHKO (Yet For Computers)'


Here's the official artwork for "ROTHKO (Yet For Computers)" which will drop tomorrow.

Video: Lupe Fiasco leaving William Morris Endeavor Party


Last night Lupe attended the William Morris Endeavor Oscar Party in Beverly Hills. Some paps caught him leaving the event. Watch above.

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Lupe Fiasco Foundation presents: Streets on Fire - Peace for Hire


On March 1st the Lupe Fiasco Foundation presents: Streets on Fire - Peace for Hire an intimate discussion about strategies for peace. The event will take place at Jacob Carruthers Center for Inner-City Studies in Chicago and feature appearances by Lupe Fiasco and Teen performers.

Send a mail to info@lupefiascofoundation.org to RSVP.

Photo-Op: The Boy Illinois meets Lupe Fiasco


The Boy Illinois, who we featured on here several times before, recently met Lupe in Chicago. Here's a pic of that.

J.Cole was disappointed about Negative Reactions to Lupe re-doing T.R.O.Y.


Cole stopped by Power 106 LA not too long ago and talked to Rikki Martinez about upcoming projects and more.

During the conversation they also talked about sample clearance problems and during that, the controversy about Lupe re-doing the T.R.O.Y. beat for his latest album was brought up. (The whole interview is worth a listen, you can skip to 1:52 for the Lupe part if you want to though.)

Spotted at HHNM

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Vote for J.Nolan!


The homie J.Nolan, a LupEND Blog regular, is up to win a single deal courtesy of Loyalty Digital Corp. He made it to the finals and now it's for you to decide if he wins or not.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lupe Fiasco to perform at SUNY Oswego


On April 30th Lupe will perform at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center Arena in Oswego, NY. Tickets for students go on sale on March 25th and for the general public on April 1st.

via Oswego.edu

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Video: Lupe Fiasco explains why he deletes his Tweets


For the last few announcements that were made Lupe used Twitter and shortly after deleted the Tweet. In this interview, that he gave at the Grammys, he reveals why he does it like that.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Lupe Fiasco - 'ROTHKO (Yet For Computers)' to be released next Week!



Another Lupe tweet that popped up and disappeared again. What it all really means? We'll find out on Feb. 25th.

Video: Lupe Fiasco joins Robert Glasper on Stage @ the Roxy


Lupe and Bilal joined Robert Glasper on Friday night at the Roxy and performed "Always Shine," Lupe added a verse from "Words I Never Said" and a little something-something to the song.

"My problem is I'm peaceful and I believe in the people, that shit can get you kicked off stage"

UPDATE: Back on top with better footage.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Lupe!


Lupe turns 31 today and we'd like to wish him a very happy birthday!

Photo courtesy of Rob

Video: Lupe and his fam behind the scenes at the 2012 Grammys


This year's Grammys just went down last weekend and today we get some behind the scenes footage of Lupe and his family getting ready for last year's event.

Courtesy of RadioRoman

Lupe Fiasco: Every Death Matters


Lupe gave a speech at St. Sabina Church in Chicago yesterday. He shared his views on race, power, self-worth, and the violence plaguing his hometown.

“Hadiya Coleman is us. Joseph Coleman and Hadiya Pendleton. This young boy and young girl from very different walks of life, very different circumstances surrounding their deaths.

But no matter how we feel about either one, the reverence that we hold for one and the disdain we hold for the other, they’re still us.”

Read more HERE

Friday, February 15, 2013

Video: Lupe Fiasco x Guy Sebastian Interview w/ Jenny Boom Boom


We posted up the audio of this last week... now here's the video.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lupe Fiasco to perform @ University of Cincinnati


Lupe is set to perform at the University of Cincinnati's PAC Spring Concert on April 6th. Tickets will be on sale on Feb. 20th at the UC Ticket Office.

Video: Lupe Fiasco x Guy Sebastian perform on Conan


Last night Lupe and Guy performed Battle Scars on Conan. Check it out above!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Video: Dr. Cornel West praises Lupe Fiasco


American philosopher Dr. Cornel West discusses Obama, Violence in Chicago, Lupe Fiasco & more on The Joy Daily Show with Waheeda at Columbia University.

Reminder: Lupe Fiasco on Conan Tonight!


Make sure to tune in to Conan tonight to see Lupe and Guy Sebastian perform "Battle Scars." Show starts at 11pm EST on tbs.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Video: Lupe Fiasco talks about his performance at the StartUp RockOn Pre-Inauguration Event


The Hot 93.7 Morning Crew talked to Lupe and Guy at the Grammys and for the first time Lupe talked about being escorted off stage at a private pre-inauguration event  last month.

“You have to have kind of thick skin to be in this business anyway,” explained Lupe who noted that online community is known to twist the facts. “It can be things that are completely one hundred percent untrue, but because of the blogs it gets picked up… and [they] run with it.

It’s almost like you have to accept it as the truth because you’ll never be able to talk to everybody and say hey that didn’t happen.”

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Chris Booker at the GRAMMYs


Another red carpet interview. Lupe's mom, Lu and Guy talked to Chris Booker at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Video: Lupe Fiasco announces new Album title at Grammys


After the tweet.. we now have a video of Lupe announcing the new album title "Tetsuo & Youth" at the Grammys. Lupe also explains his outfit.

Photo-Op: Lupe Fiasco hits the Red Carpet @ the Grammys


Lupe just walked the red carpet of the Grammys together with his mom and Guy Sebastian. If you're curious, he's wearing Y-3.

Get a close-up look at the footwear below!

Lupe Fiasco announces new album Title


A tweet appeared on Lupe's twitter a few moments ago and has been deleted after a few seconds. It said that Lupe's 2013 album will be called Tetsuo & Youth.

If you check google, there are several Tetsuo's. The most logical would be Tetsuo Shima though as he is a character featured in the Akira manga series/movie. If you remember, Lupe had Akira as his Profile pic on Twitter not too long ago.

Tetsuo becomes the main antagonist in the story, which fits to Lupe's perception in the world of Hip Hop within the last few years. This also ties in with the story told in American Terrorist pt. 2 (Superheroes.)

This is where Lupe will sit at the Grammys


That's an interesting placement. Based on this, maybe he'll really do a Country Album. lol!

The Award for Best Rap Album will be given away during the Pre-Telecast Ceremony which you can stream online starting at 4pm EST today.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Buster


Buster of Wired 96.5 also caught up with Lupe and Guy backstage at the Grammys. Guy talks about being a judge on X-Factor and Lupe talks about being nominated and the state of Hip Hop. Then both of them talk about the Grammy performers.

Video: Lupe Fiasco x Guy Sebastian interview w/ Slacker Radio


Lupe and Guy talk to Slacker Radio at the Grammys about how they linked up, their success with "Battle Scars," releasing it in the US, the video and more.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Mickey Factz x Lupe exchange bars on iMessage


Mickey just posted this up on his tumblr. It's about time we get to hear a track from these two.

Video: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ The Ralphie Show


The interviews continue rolling in... In this one Lupe reflects on his past albums and the Grammy nominations he received for them. Unfortunately the footage is incomplete.

Audio: Lupe Fiasco interview w/ Jenny Boom Boom


Jenny Boom Boom caught up with Lupe Fiasco and Guy Sebastian at the Grammys. Lupe talks about "Battle Scars," who he thinks will win the award for Best Hip Hop Album Of The Year (Nas) and about cancelling his next album Food & Liquor 2 part 2 and upcoming projects.

Lupe stayed tight-lipped when asked about the album cancellation and his inauguration performance.

Video: Lupe Fiasco x Guy Sebastian perform @ the Grammy Foundation's "Play it Forward"


Yesterday Lupe and Guy performed "Battle Scars" at the Grammy Foundation's "Play it Forward" concert. Watch some audience footage above! Lupe dropping some knowledge towards the end. (@ 4:43)

Video: Lupe Fiasco x Guy Sebastian interview w/ KiSS 92.5


Lupe and Guy were on their Grammy promo run yesterday, before their performance at the Grammy Foundation's "Play it Forward," talking to various radio stations. Above you can see them talk to Toronto's KiSS 92.5. Above you can see them talk to Toronto's KiSS 92.5. 

Audio: Lupe Fiasco's mom was pissed when he didn't win a Grammy last Year


Lupe gave an interview to Hot 95-7 in preparation for the Grammys. He told them how his mom was pissed when he didn't win last year and how she made the stink face. - Listen below:


Lupe Fiasco to perform at Bucknell’s Spring Concert


Bucknell University just announced the performers for their annual Spring Concert: Lupe Fiasco and Third Eye Blind.

The concert will take place April 5th @ Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg, PA. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8. Tickets are going on sale for students on Feb. 15th at the Campus Box Office. The public will have access to tickets on Feb. 18th. There are both floor and seat tickets available, each of which are $30 for students, and $35 for the public.

via Bucknellian

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New Music: LIONMMVIII - BY THE GODS


The first LIONMMVIII album has just arrived. BY THE GODS can be downloaded right HERE. If you want a taste of it before; stream below!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Album Preview: PYYRAMIDS - Brightest Darkest Day


Check a preview of the new PYYRAMIDS album  "Brightest Darkest Day" which drops on April 9th and listen to 4 tracks below! Drea is killing it!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Lupe Fiasco x Guy Sebastian to perform on Conan


Lupe and Guy are booked to perform "Battle Scars" on Conan on Wednesday, Feb. 13th. This will be Lupe's first appearance on the show. Tune in to tbs on 11pm EST to see it!

Previously: Lupe x Guy to perform at Grammy Foundation Event

S1 says he had Kanye West and 50 Cent-esque hit records for Lupe


S1 recently chopped it up with SOHH about what gems he had for Lupe's, now cancelled, Food & Liquor 2 part 2 LP.

"Lupe's got about six to seven joints from me right now," S1 told SOHH. "There's some possible singles in there, really big joints. I'm very excited about the stuff that I've done, that I've produced for him.

The sound is really different for a few of them and then a few of them are epic-like joints, your [Kanye West's] 'Power', your [50 Cent's] 'My Life,' really epic-sounding records so I'm really excited to hear him on that and see where those go as well. So yeah, Lupe is dope. I've been a big Lupe fan since way back. Even before his first album."

The "My Life" producer also revealed how he got connected to the elusive rap star.

"I actually met Lupe through some producers I worked with," Fiasco added. "I was doing a lot of records with [production twin brothers] Christian Rich and they were working with Lupe and they had some records that we had worked on together and collaborated on. Lupe liked them and actually three of the records are co-produced by me and Christian Rich.

After that, Lupe actually hit me on Twitter because I was retweeting some stuff about joints we had and he hit me like, 'Yo, DM me your info.' So we DM'ed out info and then after that, I've been pretty much sending him joints. He's hit me like, 'Yo, I need this. I want to buy this.' We've just been retaining that work relationship. That's how that came about. Christian Rich brought me into the whole circle."

via SOHH

On a related note:



Guess we'll still get to hear these records...

Friday, February 1, 2013

Battle Scars rises to #81 on the Billboard Hot 100


After peaking at position 73 and then dropping to 88 last week, Battle Scars took up some steam again and is now on position 81 on the Billboard Hot 100. Purchase the song HERE