Lupe Fiasco

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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Jun
26
Lupe Fiasco Records World Cup Anthem for Team USA

Lupe Fiasco

With World Cup fever sweeping the globe, Lupe Fiasco has recorded the official rallying anthem for the U.S. Men’s National Team. The Chicago rapper, who serves as the team’s musical director, celebrates Team USA’s courageous World Cup journey on the energetic and boastful “Stellar Light.”

A snippet of the song can be heard below, while the full-length version will debut in the coming weeks.

During his interview on “SKEE Live,” Lupe spoke about his role as the team’s musical director and his plans to record a song with U.S. player Clint Dempsey.

Lupe is readying his fifth album Tetsuo & Youth for release this year. Earlier this week, he debuted his new single “Next to It” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

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Jun
18
New Music: Lupe Fiasco f/ Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Next to It’

Next to It

After standing up to cancer on his powerful anthem “Mission,” Lupe Fiasco goes in a completely different direction with his new single “Next to It” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. The Chi-town MC reps his city on the horn-heavy song off his upcoming fifth album Tetsuo & Youth.

“Don’t say my name unless the city next to it,” raps Lupe.

Ride out to the radio rip below.

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Jun
17
New Music: Ab-Soul f/ Lupe Fiasco & Nikki Jean – ‘World Runners’

These Days...

Who run the world? Ab-Soul teams with Lupe Fiasco and singer Nikki Jean on his empowering new track “World Runners” off his upcoming debut These Days… The TDE spitter seizes the moment and makes the most of each day on the Tae Beast production.

“I’ll be at the finish line waiting / ‘Cause some people chase the world / Other people let the world chase them / We run the world,” he declares.

Due June 24, the 15-track album also features Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q, Action Bronson, Jay Rock, and RaVaughn, with production from J. Cole, Mac Miller, Terrace Martin, and DJ Dahi.

Hear Soul take charge on his motivational anthem.

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May
18
New Music: Lupe Fiasco – ‘Mission’

Mission

Lupe Fiasco stands up to cancer on “Mission,” the first single off his upcoming album Tetsuo and Youth. The fighters’ anthem kicks off with a powerful narrative from cancer patients and survivors including Charlie Wilson, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008.

“‘Mission’ is a track to empower those facing cancer, revere cancer survivors, and remember those who have passed to due to cancer-related illnesses,” he explains.

“With an inspiring introduction from various cancer survivors telling their story, anchored by legendary singer/songwriter and cancer survivor Charlie Wilson, ‘Mission’ has Lupe Fiasco expressing stories of the emotional burden of cancer, while also working to uplift those in an effort to help fight the disease.”

Lupe has teamed up with Stand Up to Cancer as a celebrity ambassador. Together, they are planning collaborations tied to the track that will be unveiled later this year.

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