Thursday, July 31, 2014
After his meteoric rise in popularity, Lupe Fiasco followed up with his major label debut on Atlantic Records. This album was executive produced by Jay-Z and is critically hailed by many as a classic. This featured production from Soundtrakk, Prolyfic, The Neptunes and Kanye West. Lupe recieved 4 Grammy nominations for "Food & Liquor" including Best Rap Album of 2006.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Posted on 8:09 PM by Al Amend1 Comments
S1 and his 16 year old son Vohn Beatz visited J-Kruz at 97.9 The Beat in Dallas recently. Vohn Beatz talked about getting his first album placements on upcoming albums from Lupe and LaCrae, then S1 gave details about his collaboration with Lupe called Black Vietnam. He revealed that it is a conceptual record about kids in kindergarten taking over their school and the different problems that take place afterwards. It sounds like its going to be very interesting, can't wait to hear how its executed!
Also, S1 talks about working with Keyshia Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, The Game and Madonna! Check it out above!
Thursday, July 24, 2014
SNDCLSH in Vegas, only dropping those new Kaskade hits. Let's see how crazy the rave gets, might play my 2Pac favorites
Posted on 10:47 AM by SeanTheRobot [@LDVK]6 Comments
This one line from Lupe's song "SNDCLSH in Vegas" always comes up first in my head when I read about Lupe and Sky performing in Las Vegas..The thing is, you can not only find casinos and poker tables in Vegas but every now and then also Lupe and Sky spinning records in your favorite hotel or club. Recently it's been a bit quiet around the duo though but we are sure that we can expect more from them in the future. The casinos can be a bit tempting as well so it might be an idea to get some practice in for free at www.i-phonecasino.co.uk before going.
It looks a little bit like they have turned their back on Vegas recently though and rather perform at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City. Sure it's the same thing with casinos and poker everywhere but will this also lead to new music? As they are still performing they must also spend time together and talk about and work on music but as it's Tetsuo Season the music might be on the backburner. As we all know, their often talked about DDTF EP still wasn't released. I wonder if this will end up on the list of things that we'll never get to hear but we'll have to just wait and see, as usual.
Their previously released songs have definitely been promising though and that's why I am personally very much looking forward to more music from the duo. Maybe we'll get more on this after Tetsuo and Youth dropped. Let us know how you feel about this and drop us a couple of lines in the comments section. Are you interested in more SNDCLSH music or would you rather wait for it until after Tetsuo and Youth is in stores? Or do you not care at all?
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Posted on 4:28 PM by Mike Mckoy16 Comments
In the weeks leading up to Tetsuo & Youth's release, I will be reviewing every project from the Fahrenheit 1/15 tapes to Food & Liquor 2. Hopefully this will provide good discussions on the projects, a look back for older listeners as well as help the newer listeners unaware of Lupe's older projects. Hit the jump and lets get started!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Posted on 3:23 PM by Al Amend2 Comments
After speaking with the art director for the USMNT, Futura, at Grant Park during the World Cup event, UrbanGrindTV spoke to Lupe. He talked about his role as music director for the USMNT, his appreciation for soccer, and Mission. Also, you can see some footage of Lupe playing soccer with some fans at Grant Prank, check it out above!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Lupe was picked as the Pepsi Pulse Artist of the Week:
There are very few rappers who have experienced a more consistent career than Lupe Fiasco. The Chicago native has released four albums, with each one displaying his growth as an artist and individual. That, and his lyrical prowess, something his fans are probably still trying to catch up to years after the fact.
Read more HERE!
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Posted on 8:55 PM by Al Amend10 Comments
Rikki Martinez of Power 106 in Los Angeles continues her streak of great interviews with Lupe. Although Lupe appears to be in a not so good mood, she manages to get him to open up. Watch above as he speaks about working with Ty Dolla $ign, Ab-Soul, wanting to get out of his contract with Atlantic, expectations from fans, supporting the USMNT, disliking Twitter and wanting to delete his account, feeling like the Internet made him dumb and retirement.
Click HERE to read what Rikki had to say about this interview and why she feels it was one of the most important interviews of her career!