Lupe Fiasco

Oct
24
New Music: Lupe Fiasco f/ Nikki Jean – ‘Haile Selassie’

Haile Selassie

In anticipation of his upcoming mixtape Lost in the Atlantic, Lupe Fiasco follows through with his promise and drops “Haile Selassie” featuring Minnesota singer Nikki Jean. The Chicago lyricist stands up for justice and equality on the Soundtrakk production, inspired by the late Ethiopian emperor.

Just last week, Lupe dropped his new single “Lilies” featuring Sirah. His fifth album Testuo & Youth is set for a January 20 release.

Hear Lupe preach to the people on his powerful track.

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Oct
17
New Music: Lupe Fiasco f/ Sirah – ‘Lilies’

Lilies

Now that his album has a release date, Lupe Fiasco thanks his fans for their support by releasing a free song. The Chicago MC teams with rapper Sirah on “Lilies,” which boasts horn-heavy production from The Buchanans. Lu rhymes Ricola with ebola, while Sirah lays down the hook.

He still plans to release his mixtape Lost in the Atlantic leading up to his fifth album Testuo & Youth on January 20.

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Oct
15
Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Tetsuo & Youth’ Gets Release Date

Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco will kick off the new year with a new album. The Chicago rapper’s fifth LP Tetsuo & Youth finally has a release date.

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Sep
17
New Music: Lupe Fiasco – ‘Pu$$y’

Pu$$y

While we wait on his album Tetsuo & Youth, Lupe Fiasco continues to feed the streets with new music. On the MoeZ’art-produced “Pu$$y” featuring Billy Blue, the Chi-town lyricist spins circles with his mind-boggling rhymes.

“Always been a winner, ever since beginner / I’ll wait to the end, but never ever been a pu$$y ni**a,” he spits.

Hear Lupe’s sophisticated flow below.

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Sep
6
Lupe Fiasco, Common, Jennifer Hudson, & Ariana Grande Perform on ‘Stand Up to Cancer’

Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson, and Common

The stars came together for a good cause during the 4th biennial “Stand Up to Cancer” event at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Friday. Celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kerry Washington, and Halle Berry took the stage to help raise money to end cancer during the one-hour telethon, which aired across multiple networks.

Ariana Grande performed her ballad “My Everything” in tribute to her grandfather, who passed away of cancer in July. “Sobbed my eyes out as soon as I got back. idk how he was just here & now he’s not & I’m singing a song in his honor. sucks a lot #fuckcancer,” she tweeted.

Lupe Fiasco closed out the show with Common and Jennifer Hudson. The Chicago natives banded together to perform their fighters’ anthem “Remission” for the first time.

Common was also spotted backstage doing the Nae Nae. “Stop before you hurt someone,” JHUD told him.

All the donations received go to support collaborative cancer research programs. You can join the fight by visiting standup2cancer.org.

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Aug
29
New Music: Lupe Fiasco f/ Jennifer Hudson & Common – ‘Remission’

Remission

Lupe Fiasco enlists fellow Chicagoans Jennifer Hudson and Common for “Remission,” the remix to his powerful anthem “Mission,” which was created to empower those facing cancer, celebrate survivors, and remember those lost to cancer-related illnesses.

“If I had a dollar for every time they counted me out / And my back was up against the wall / I could’ve died, but I came out fighting,” sings JHUD on the resilient hook.

The trio will perform the inspiring song for the first time during the “Stand Up To Cancer” telecast on Friday, September 5, at 8 p.m. It will be available at digital retailers following the performance, with all proceeds benefitting Stand Up To Cancer.

Hear “Remission” and go behind the scenes of their collaboration below.

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Aug
11
Video: Lupe Fiasco f/ Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Next to It’

Lupe Fiasco

Place your bids. Lupe Fiasco hits the auction block in the materialistic video for “Next to It” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. The Chicago MC auctions off products, from cars to microwaves, but the goods don’t sell themselves. As soon as one of the scantily-clad models poses next to the item, the bids start soaring.

Lupe’s fifth album Tetsuo & Youth is due later this year.

Watch Lupe share his commentary on culture.

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