Lupe Fiasco

Aug
18
New Music: Lupe Fiasco – ‘SLR 3 (Round of Applause)’

Lupe Fiasco

Just days after dropping his Kendrick response “SLR 2,” Lupe Fiasco rolls out the third installment in his “SLR” series. Over a soulful beat, produced by Soundtrakk, the Chicago MC raps about his competition (“So what we got here/ Some Top Ramen talkin’ about some top tier”), his upcoming album Tetsuo & Youth, and making headlines.

“So I’m gon’ ride this wave/ Ni**as poppin’ shit that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me/ And just capitalize off all the free press/ Because my publicist charges a lot to do the same shit as these ni**as doin’ for free/ And I can just rap because really the shit don’t mean nothin’ to me,” he raps.

Tetsuo season has begun.

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Aug
14
New Music: Lupe Fiasco – ‘SLR 2′

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Lupe Fiasco pulls double duty, dropping two songs in one night. Following “#DopeFrancis (American Trap),” the controversial rapper spits more wicked wordplay on “SLR 2,” on which he imitates Adolf Hitler and addresses his peers and critics.

“He so crazy, look at the lil’ baby, ni**a you ain’t Nas, ni**a you ain’t Jay Z/ You will respect me, you will reject me/ But I’ve done so much, no matter how far you go, you will reflect me,” he proclaims.

Go inside the mad mind of Lupe.

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Aug
13
New Music: Lupe Fiasco – ‘#DopeFrancis (American Trap)’

Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco always knows how to stir controversy. The Chi-town rapper, who is readying his new album Tetsuo & Youth, tackles faith on his new song “#DopeFrancis (American Trap),” produced by Mr. Inkredible. He compares the dope game to religion, rapping, “God is dope, 100 bricks.”

Listen to his blasphemous new track below.

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Aug
7
Video: DJ Chuckie f/ Lupe Fiasco, Too $hort, & Snow Tha Product – ‘Makin’ Papers’

Makin' Papers

DJ Chuckie goes on a heist with some help from Lupe Fiasco, Too $hort, and Snow Tha Product in the Larenz Tate-directed video for his EDM single “Makin’ Papers.” Lupe and Snow break into a bank with some help from a security guard, played by Too $hort, in the action-packed clip.

Will they be able to get away with the loot? Follow their paper chase.

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Jul
18
New Music: Chuckie f/ Lupe Fiasco, Too $hort, & Snow Tha Product – ‘Makin’ Papers’

Makin' Papers

DJ Chuckie brings Lupe Fiasco, Too $hort, and Snow Tha Product into his EDM world on his new single “Makin’ Papers.” Over a spastic electro beat, the rappers chase their paper, while Lupe provides the hook. Head to the dance floor with their hustler’s anthem.

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Jul
4
Video: Lupe Fiasco – ‘Lamborghini Angels,’ ‘ITAL (Roses),’ & ‘Audubon Ballroom’

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Lupe Fiasco is setting off his own fireworks this Fourth of July. The controversial rapper debuts the explosive video trilogy “#1234,” which consists of “Lamborghini Angels,” “ITAL (Roses),” and “Audubon Ballroom,” off last year’s album Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1.

In the 13-minute clip, directed by Alex Nazari, Lupe tackles social, political, and racial issues. Children are seen watching television as images of guns, drugs, and fast food flash across the screen.

In one scene, a conservative, executive, grandmother, priest, and KKK member sit down at a conference table to meet, but it quickly turns ugly. And in the shocking conclusion, Lupe pulls up a white hood to reveal himself.

“These are the best videos I’ve ever made. Kinda..,” tweeted Lupe.

Watch the provocative visuals below.

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Jun
4
Video: Wale f/ Rick Ross & Lupe Fiasco – ‘Poor Decisions’

Rick Ross

A day after dropping the song, Wale debuts the video for “Poor Decisions” featuring Rick Ross and Lupe Fiasco. Rozay raps in front of the Brooklyn Bridge and strolls through the BK, while Lupe Fiasco shares his words of wisdom in front of the train tracks. Wale preaches to his generation as images of some of these poor decisions flash across the screen.

The song is set to appear on the Maybach Music compilation Self Made, Vol. 3, due August 6.

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