Lupe Fiasco

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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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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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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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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New Music: Lupe Fiasco – ‘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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Single Cover: Lupe Fiasco – ‘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,, 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.”

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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