9
Oct

Eva “Slow Down” ft. Lupe Fiasco

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Here’s a new song featuring Lupe Fiasco called “Slow Down.” Lupe’s verse comes towards the end. Listen and download the song here.

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9
Oct

Lupe Fiasco Performing at UTA

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Lupe Fiasco put a cool twist on the beginning of “Daydreamin” while performing at the Univesity of Texas at Arlington. Check it out:

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8
Oct

Lupe Fiasco Concert Dates

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I have updated the list of concert dates for Lupe Fiasco. Click the “Tour” tab for more details.

10.09.08 Club Circa - Toronto, Canada
10.10.08 Club Circa - Toronto, Canada
10.11.08 Loyola College - Baltimore, MD
10.12.08 Binghamtom University - Binghamton, N.Y.
10.15.08 UCF Arena - Orlando, FL
10.17.08 Decker Gymnasisum - Mansfield University - Mansfield, PA
10.22.08 Morehouse College - Atlanta
10.23.08 Memorial Gym - Nashville, TN
10.26.08 Voodoo Island/City Park - New Orleans, LA
10.31.08 Congress Theatre - Chicago, IL
11.06.08 East Carolina University - Greenville, N.C.
11.07.08 Dickinson College - Carlisle, PA
11.12.08 Club Noika at LA Live - Los Angeles, CA
11.15.08 Jorgenson Theatre for Performing Arts - Storrs, CT
11.17.08 Elmira College - Elmira, N.Y.
11.22.08 Kuhl Gym - SUNY Geneseo - Geneseo, NY
12.05.08 University of Maryland - College Park, MD

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8
Oct

Lupe Fiasco Speaks About Barack Obama

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Lupe Fiasco recently spoke about Barack Obama at Santa Clara University. Here is what he had to say:

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“Wake up!” commanded Lupe Fiasco as he took the stage in the sold-out Leavey Center Friday night.

Without sounding pretentious, Fiasco questioned the stereotypes and delusions revolving around the hip hop lifestyle.

Fiasco brought the presidential election to the attention of his audience with his abrupt slogan, which resonated throughout the arena and in the ears of many concert-goers well after the show.

The Knux, two brothers from Hollywood-via-New Orleans with a passion for abstract-progressive hip hop, opened the concert.

Following The Knux, the charismatic Fiasco hit the stage outfitted in all black to a crowd chanting, “Lu-pe. Lu-pe.”

What seemed to be Fiasco’s group of bodyguards turned out to be his back-up band, 1500 or Nothin’. The band and Lupe created a jazzy feel on stage. Their sound featured multiple keyboards, two guitars and a drum set.

Blue lights danced as Fiasco performed the first few tracks from his debut album, “Food & Liquor.”

An obvious energy filtered from stage to audience, with little down time between songs.

Heralded as being the next vanguard for the continuously changing hip hop scene, Fiasco’s second song of the night was the atypical story of a skateboarding youngster escaping his troubles in “Kick, Push.”

The song refrains from spreading the stereotypical portrayal of the hip hop lifestyle that is often heard on the radio. Instead, Fiasco shed a different light on drugs, money and “hoes.”

Like other social activists who have been progressive within the hip hop world — including Nas, Tupac Shakur and Jay-Z — Fiasco’s lyrics encourage listeners to be content with themselves without having to seek happiness through less fulfilling means.

Fiasco embraces his Muslim background and condemns drugs, drinking and living the flashy lifestyle of many other artists.

The atmosphere livened up even more with a few tracks from Fiasco’s newest album, “The Cool.” Lupe’s energetic performances further set him apart from many other hip hop artists.

As the concert occurred only hours after the first presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama, Fiasco had no trouble conveniently making a few comments about this year’s election.

“A vote for Barack is a vote for the future, a vote for McCain is a vote for the past,” said Fiasco. He added, “Ladies and gentlemen, the most important vote is the vote for yourselves.” At this point, Lupe’s sunglasses came off and the performance became a bit more personal.

Near the end of the show, Fiasco performed what is arguably his most famous single, “Superstar.” He then entered into a lengthy dialogue with the crowd, imploring them up from the apathetic daydream that seems to be characteristic of much of our generation: “If we don’t wake up now, ladies and gentlemen, there might not be a tomorrow to wake up to. Wake up!”

It will be interesting to see how successful Fiasco is at redefining “cool” and remaining true to his abstinence from the frivolous lifestyles of other artists as he makes his mark in the hip hop world.

Though his lyrical messages may not have rung out as loudly as his political dialogue between songs, without a doubt, the performance was timely and well-received by students.”

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7
Oct

Kanye West - Love Lockdown Official Video

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This just came out! Kanye West showed off his new official video for “Love Lockdown” on the Ellen show.

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23
Sep

Freestyle Soccer Video: Something New

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I run another site besides this Lupe blog. It’s a site about freestyle soccer. Most of you probably don’t know anything about it, but it’s pretty damn cool. Check out this video I made today. If you like it, you can get more at www.beyondfootball.com.

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23
Sep

Cool Kanye West “Love Lockdown” iTunes Promo

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The video speaks for itself. Simple but real nice.

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23
Sep

Lupe Fiasco Releases Two “Paris, Tokyo” Remixes

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The time has finally come! Lupe Fiasco has released two versions of “Paris, Tokyo” today.

Remix 1: Lupe Fiasco ft. Q-Tip, Pharrell & Sarah Green - “Paris Tokyo” (Remix)
Listen & Download

Remix 2: Lupe Fiasco - “Paris Tokyo (Jazz Remix)” Produced by Chris Paultre
Listen & Download

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14
Sep

808’s & Heartbreaks - Kanye West New Album

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Kanye West’s upcoming fourth album will be called “808’s & Heartbreaks” and is set to be released on December 16th, 2008.

As I’ve posted before, it’s not going to be called “Good Ass Job” as many thought. Kanye West is obviously going to take a different standpoint for “808’s & Heartbreaks.” Although nothing specific has been announced, I’m sure his mom’s death and his break up with his fiance will give this album a more love-like and unique flow. Kanye will also use auto-tune a lot more on this album. I have even read that he’ll use it on the entire album. I hope it’s not true, but even if he does, I won’t mind too much. Kanye West pulls off the auto-tune the best at the moment.

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14
Sep

Love Lockdown Remix by Jin

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Listen to this remix/freestyle of Kanye’s “Love Lockdown” by Jin. It’s creative and has a very nice flow.

Click here to listen to it.

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12
Sep

Lupe Fiasco: Almost Done With Rapping

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We all continue to hope that Lupe Fiasco will not stop rapping after his next and last album. It seems like our wishes will not come true, especially after Lupe Fiasco firmly stated that he’ll step away from rapping after his next album.

Lupe Fiasco was quoted saying: “I just don’t really feel like rapping anymore.”
“I’m going to write a book and put out [other artists'] albums like Matthew Santos.”

He claims he will not change his mind like Jay Z did. Lupe Fiasco also hasn’t started working on his new album. In an interview with Mister Bentley on the red carpet, Lupe said he won’t start recording until the end of the year.

12
Sep

VMA Interviews: Lupe Fiasco & Matthew Santos

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Here’s a video straight off Lupe Fiasco’s official blog. It’s an interview with Lupe and Matthew Santos acting crazy on the red carpet at this year’s MTV VMAs.

Here is another red carpet interview with the one and only Fonzworth Bentley.

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12
Sep

Pharrell’s New Necklace!

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Check out this dope accessory worn by Pharrell.

I actually almost bought something that’s pretty similar to his. It’s got some good meaning behind it as well. Check it out:

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12
Sep

Swagger Like Us - T.I, Kanye, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne

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“Swagger Like Us” is a new song that will be featured on T.I’s new album. MIA is on the chorus and Kanye, T.I, Jay-Z, and Lil Wayne are killing the verses.

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9
Sep

Pictures from MTV VMAs

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“Lupe Fiasco’s attire was not the fiasco you want it to be. He took a daring risk and was able to make all of us do a double take. Kudos!”

Other celebrity pictures at the VMAs:

Everyone looks real nice (no homo) except for that fool named T-Pain. What the hell was his outfit all about? It seems all rappers are starting to bite Kanye and Lupe Fiasco’s style.

Pictures from Blackvoices.

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9
Sep

“Good Ass Job” Not the Title for Kanye’s New CD

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Although most people say “Good Ass Job” will be the title of Kanye West’s new CD, apparently it’s not true. Reports are saying Kanye will use some other title for his new CD.

Kanye’s 4th CD is schedule to be released around December. That’s much sooner than most had initially anticipated. Jay Z will be dropping his new album around that time as well.

As far as Lupe Fiasco is concerned, there is still no news on the release date for his remix album with Justice.

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9
Sep

Kanye West - Love Lockdown Single Cover

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Simple but cool cover of Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown” single cover.

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8
Sep

Lupe Fiasco Cut Short on MTV VMAs

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Lupe Fiasco’s part on the MTV VMAs was pretty small. He got to perform “Superstar” but on the side but it was nothing compared to the other performances. MTV only broadcasted one verse of the song, which just shows that the man is not even getting close the respect that he deserves.

Keep doing your thing Lupe and knock them out with your remix album with Justice as well as your final album. The true fans know what you’re about. Here’s a video of Lupe Fiasco’s live performance at the MTV VMAs:

Pictures via lupEND and MTV.

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8
Sep

Kanye West - “Love Lockdown” Live at MTV VMAs

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Kanye killed the show with his “Love Lockdown” performance. The song was apparently written only two weeks ago and kept a close secret.

Listen and download the live version of “Love Lockdown” here.

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30
Aug

Lupe Fiasco Set To Perform at MTV VMAs

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Great new for all Lupe Fiasco fans: Lupe will be performing at the MTV VMAs on September 7th.

Make sure to tune in for what you know is going to be a dope show!

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