Lupe Fiasco

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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May
16
Single Cover: Lupe Fiasco – ‘Mission’

Mission

Tetsuo season is upon us. Lupe Fiasco is finally ready to unleash “Mission,” the first single off his upcoming album Tetsuo and Youth. The Chicago rapper has unveiled the illustrated cover art, which was designed by artist Hebru Brantley.

“This song meant a lot to me and I’m happy to be apart of this project,” said Brantley.

Lupe has also set up a website, WeAreOnAMission.org, with a countdown to the premiere on Monday, May 19.

His fifth album Tetsuo and Youth is due later this year. “I must say it is a thematic & utterly lyrical masterclass,” said Lupe of the follow-up to 2012′s Food & Liquor II. “A grand result of 15 years of trial & error and dedication to the craft.”

Mar
4
New Music: Lupe Fiasco & Ab-Soul – ‘Thorns & Horns’

Ab-Soul and Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco is just getting warmed up. Following “$nitches,” “$nitches 2 (30′s),” and “DopeBoysAtAllStarWeekend,” the Chicago spitter links with TDE’s Ab-Soul on “Thorns & Horns.” The lyricists demand respect as they exchange mean verses over a sinister chopped-and-screwed beat, produced by Floss & Fame.

“Amateurs get locked out / We janitors with the mops out / Clean house / I used to wanna be the GOAT, but I’m the ox now,” raps Lupe.

Ride out to their wicked collaboration.

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Mar
1
New Music: Lupe Fiasco f/ Gizzle – ‘DopeBoysAtAllStarWeekend’

Lupe Fiasco

All-Star Weekend may be over, but Lupe Fiasco keeps the celebration going on “DopeBoysAtAllStarWeekend,” his third DROGAS release this week. Following “$nitches” and “$nitches 2 (30′s),” the Chicago lyricist spits circles over the spastic track, which serves as a prequel to “$nitches 2 (30′s).”

“Play this first then 30′s,” he instructed his fans.

Turn up to Lupe’s all-star anthem.

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Feb
26
New Music: Lupe Fiasco f/ Ty Dolla $ign – ‘$nitches’

Snitches

Lupe Fiasco offers a taste of his upcoming album Tetsuo & Youth with “$nitches,” his collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign.

The Chicago MC puts the gold diggers and groupies on notice (“Keep an open mind, but I ain’t messin’ with the doorstops”) on the radio-friendly record, which samples OutKast’s “Rosa Parks.”

Ty, who also produced the track, lays down the smooth hook. “I ain’t trickin’ on you,” he sings over the snapping beat.

Listen to DROGA$ meet DOLLA $IGN.

UPDATE: For those who prefer a harder Lupe, he has released “$nitches 2 (30′s)” for the streets.

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Jan
31
New Music: Lupe Fiasco – ‘THOT 97’

THOT 97

Lupe Fiasco switches up his flow on “THOT 97,” his first freestyle of 2014. Over Que’s “OG Bobby Johnson,” the Chicago MC launches a lyrical assault and addresses his next album, Tetsuo & Youth.

Tetsuo season drop when it drop, ni**a / I don’t even know the date,” he raps.

Feel the wrath of Lupe.

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Dec
25
New Music: Lupe Fiasco – ‘Piru Blues’

Lupe Fiasco

With his album Tetsuo & Youth due in the new year, Lupe Fiasco unearths a previous unreleased track from his Food & Liquor II sessions. The Chicago rapper channels pain and suffering into the chilling DJ SimonSayz production, which he released on Christmas Eve.

“Early Kwanzaa Gift from ya boy,” he tweeted. “Happy Holidays…”

Listen to Lupe’s powerful new song below.

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