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Lupe Fiasco Food And Liquor 2.

Lupe Fiasco has revealed that he has completed recording his new album Food & Liquor 2: Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 and is previewing the project for his label Atlantic Records in New York City, New York. Announcing the news on Twitter, Lu revealed that the LP is in NYC and that he’s having the 1st Label Listening Session for the follow up to Lasers. For the release of Lasers, the Chicago, Illinois rapper’s LP was delayed on account of the imprint. With Food & Liquor 2, Lu said that the only thing that could keep it from releasing would be whether or not it’s a double-disc project.

Food & Liquor 2 is done. Release date? I dunno. Let’s just say…July. The only thing that’s holding Food & Liquor 2 up…is whether or not it’s gonna be a double CD or not.”

Lupe Fiasco – Bitch Bad

Lupe Fiasco’s new track and video, “Bitch Bad,” attempts to examine the complications of the word “bitch,” specifically in hip-hop. The lyrics tell the tale of two kids — one a little boy and one a little girl — who interpret and internalize the word in different ways.

Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free).

Lupe Fiasco recently dropped his music video for “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)”, the first single off his upcoming LP, Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album. If you remember a little while back this track received some backlash from Pete Rock for sampling T.R.O.Y without his permission.

Lupe Fiasco – The End Of The World.

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It’s rare for me to post on a song that isn’t deeply embedded in my musical consciousness much less one I haven’t listened to thoroughly a couple of times, but the continuation of Lupe Fiasco’s Thanksgiving mixtape release tradition (inaugurated with the November 2009 release of ‘Enemy of the State: A Love Story’) is a special exception. For one, it’s Lupe Fiasco. In the aftermath of the career-boosting, reputation-destabilising ‘Lasers’ – whose ragtag compilation of autotuned mishits and austere political commentary has been blamed variously on an overambitious Lupe and an overcontrolling Atlantic Records – it’s good to know that he hasn’t taken its critical panning to heart and is keen to continue innovating and putting out new material. For two, the significance of this mixtape is readily apparent glancing down the track listing. Alongside ‘End Of The World’ which samples M83 (more on them in a moment), the mixtape (traditionally stacked with tracks featuring vocals layed over others’ original beats) features Justice cuts, SebastiAn tunes and Nero, Glitch Mob and Skrillex originals. Not your average hip-hop mixtape than.

Game Talks About His Lupe Collab.

The Game’s new R.E.D. album may not be as highly anticipated as Dr. Dre’s Detox, but it’s still got the streets looking out for it.  Among one of the least expected collaborations to appear on the album is Game’s track with Lupe Fiasco entitled ‘Skate On’.  Game took some time to talk about the collab, how it came about, and also touched on Lupe’s comment about Barack Obama.

For those of you who didn’t know what all the hoopla was about, concerning Lupe and President Obama, you can read all about it below.

“To me,” Lupe began, “the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America. I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s causing the other forms of terrorism. You know the root cause of terrorists is the stuff the U.S. government allows to happen. The foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists.”

When asked if who he’ll vote for come 2012, he echoed the sentiments of “Words I Never Said,” saying he doesn’t plan on participating in the voting process because he doesn’t believe he can fully support any candidate.

“No, I don’t vote,” he said. “I don’t get involved in politics. It’s meaningless. If I’m going to say I stand behind this person and write on a piece of paper that says, ‘Yeah, I stand for this person,’ then I have to take responsibility for everything he does cause that’s just who I am as a human being. So politicians aren’t going to do that because I don’t want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere.”

Fiasco‘s anti-establishment stance is well documented. For those just now being introduced to him, look no further than his latest single, “Words I Never Said,” for his views on politics.

Travis Barker ft. Pharrell & Lupe Fiasco – If You Want To.

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The “I Am Music 2” Tour is coming around soon and I already got my tickets, but I’m not so much ramped up for Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, or Rick Ross.  Travis Barker has fascinated me as a musician, and as a person for quite some time, (his tattoo artist fascinates me as well) but his new project “Can The Drummer Get Some” had me curious as to what direction he’d take a solo project in.  So hearing “If You Want To” featuring Pharrell and Lupe Fiasco was a great look into the diversity of his upcoming album.  Click the pic to take a listen.

Lupe Fiasco’s Tim Westwood Freestyle.


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I know so many people anxious for Lupe Fiasco’s new album ”Lasers” that I’ve been trying to keep an ear to the streets and listen out for the album so I can write a review before it drops.  But in my search, I found a super dope freestyle from the Tim Westwood show featuring Lupe over the “Moment For Life” beat originally for Nicki Minaj and Drake.  Click the pic to take a listen.

Lupe Fisasco’s Lasers Tracklist.

In stores March 8.

01. Letting Go (Feat. Sarah Green)
02. Words I Never Said (Feat. Skylar Grey)
03. Till I Get There
04. I Don’t Wanna Care Right Now (Feat. MDMA)
05. Out Of My Head (Feat. Trey Songz)
06. The Show Goes On
07. Beautiful Lasers, (Two Ways) (Feat. MDMA)
08. Coming up (Feat. MDMA)
09. State Run Radio (Feat. Matt Mahaffey)
10. Break The Chain (Feat. Eric Turner & Sway)
11. All Black Everything
12. Never Forget You (Feat. John Legend)

Lupe Fiasco Talks ‘Lasers’

Check out this recent interview with Lupe Fiasco, discussing his new album “Lasers” with ONE News out of New Zealand.

Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On (Official Video)

Go Lupe, go.

Lupe Fiasco Joining N.E.R.D.?

Hard Knock Tv’s Nick Huff Barili caught up with N.E.R.D (Pharrell Williams, Shay, Chad Hugo) to explain the latest with the Star Trak movement. Pharrell talks about Alyssa Bernal, Chester French, Robin Thicke (calling him our R&B Sinatra), N.E.R.D and Christian Rich. Pharrell goes on to say that Kenna is family but that he is no longer on Star Trak and that neither are the Clipse saying “I am interested in growing talent, it doesn’t have to be on my farm.” Pharrell said that if there was a fourth member of N.E.R.D it would be Lupe and that people should not be surprised if they do an album together but it wouldn’t be on the next album because N.E.R.D has already started working on album and its going to be Nature based.

Lupe Fiasco – S.L.R. (Super Lupe Rap)

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All City Chess Club – I’m Beamin (Remix)


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The All City Chess Club, which Lupe describes as being more of a movement than a group, consists of himself, Asher Roth, B.o.B, The Cool Kids, Charles Hamilton, Blu, Wale, Diggy, J. Cole, and Pharrell.  “It’s kinda this new vanguard,” Lupe says. “The kids who wouldn’t necessarily be the basketball team they would probably be the Chess Club if we was in high school. And I was like ‘Yo, we all from different cities. We the All City Chess Club.’”  Lupe went on to explain the dynamics of the All City Chess Club and its members.  “I just wanted it to be the collective of those dudes and put a name on it,” said Lupe. “Like they already kinda put us all in the same box. They kinda put us in the same family of MC’s whether it be the hipster rappers or the nerd rappers…Since they putting us in a box, might as well own the box. And write our name on the box and paint it the color we want it.”

The first single from the entire conglomerate is Lupe’s remix to I’m Beamin.  Click the pic to download.

Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Pharell – Don’t Stop


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I recently got a first listen of the new “CRS” track – Don’t Stop.  The song features Kanye, Pharell, and Lupe on a wonderfully mixed beat.  Click the pic to download.

Atlantic Records vs. Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco gave a keynote at the Second Regional Academic and Cultural Collaborative in Dayton, OH and he explained the situation with Atlantic Records. Here is a summary, courtesy of LupEnd:  Lupe said Atlantic wanted him to sign a contract that would give them 25% of anything he makes from shows or deals with other companies like Nike or whatever.

He told them NO so they threatened him by not pushing any of his new songs on the radio or giving him money to make the videos (the I’m Beamin’ video came out of his own pocket).  Also they basically don’t like his music or the way Lupe put it ‘They think I’m wack’. So Atlantic sent him hooks they wanted him to do. He recorded them and sent them back but they didn’t like them anymore and tried to have him change the hooks like 60 different times. In the end he had enough.

Lupe Fiasco – Go To Sleep

Lupe recently released the track “Go To Sleep”, click the pic to download.

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Lupe Fiasco – B.M.F.

When Rick Ross’s latest single B.M.F. came around, I was certain B.M.F. just stood for “Big Muh-F*cker”, but I’ve come to learn that the term actually refers to a “Black Mafia Family”.  Lupe Fiasco has also put his own spin on the acronym by laying down the freestyle “Building Minds Faster.  Click the pic below to take a listen.

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B.O.B. ft. Lupe Fiasco – Past My Shades

B.O.B. and Lupe Fiasco have teamed up to bring you the track “Past My Shades”.  The track is composed of live music mixed with a few digital elements, and is complimented by ‘Bobby Ray’s’ mellifluous singing, and Lupe’s keen lyrics.  A for sure must listen, click the pic to download.

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Lupe Fiasco 9 Minute Freestyle + 3 New Tracks.

On April 9th and 10th, Lupe Fiasco spent his night tearing down the Fillmore NY at the Irving Plaza.  Durring his “Steppin Lazer” show, he performed 3 brand new tracks, and provided the audience with a 9 minute freestyle.  Here are some clips.