Lupe Fiasco

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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Dec
9
Video: Lupe Fiasco f/ Ed Sheeran – ‘Old School Love’

Lupe Fiasco and Ed Sheeran

Lupe Fiasco remembers the good ol’ days in the ’90s-inspired video for “Old School Love” featuring Ed Sheeran. As he watches the television and hears about Chicago’s record murder rate, he reflects on simpler times growing up in the Chi, when kids would play basketball and jump rope on the street. The newly Grammy-nominated Ed Sheeran joins him on the couch in the retro clip.

The song is the first single off Lupe’s upcoming album Tetsuo and Youth, due next year.

Watch him pay homage to the past in the throwback visuals.

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Nov
17
Lupe Fiasco Sounds Off on ‘Yeezus,’ New Album, & ‘Control’ Response

Lupe Fiasco

Whether it’s his “Control” response or his controversial tweets, Lupe Fiasco knows how to get people talking. During the L.A. stop on his “Tetsuo and Youth Preview Tour,” the Chicago MC stopped by Power 106 to chat with Rikki Martinez.

He discussed Kanye West’s Yeezus (Lupe worked on “Black Skinhead”), his upcoming album Tetsuo and Youth, the message behind his Chris Brown-assisted song “Crack,” his “Control” response “SLR 2,” and “falling off.”

Read highlights and watch the full interview below.

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Oct
14
New Music: Lupe Fiasco f/ Ed Sheeran – ‘Old School Love’

Old School Love

Lupe Fiasco takes it all the way back on “Old School Love.” After dropping several freestyles over the summer, the Chicago rapper links with his Atlantic labelmate Ed Sheeran on the radio-friendly jam, which serves as the first single off his upcoming album Testuo and Youth. Lupe reminisces on the past, while the British crooner lays down the smooth hook.

In anticipation of the album, Lupe will embark on the “Tetsuo and Youth Preview” tour, beginning Nov. 2 in Atlanta.

Listen to Lupe bring that old school back.

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