Lupe Fiasco News

The Biggest Star From Each XXL Freshman Class
The Biggest Star From Each XXL Freshman Class Jun 13, 2016 at 05:11pm
The XXL Freshman list continues to be a conversation point between rap fans. Every year, there's talk of who was left off, or who shouldn't have been included, but time seems to be the only deciding factor in the conversation. Over the course of 9 covers, we've seen many artists featured in these special issues go many different ways. Some years have been stronger than others, but every issue has spawned at least one certified star, and today we're looking back at the artists that made the biggest impact following their appearance.
 10 Infamous Hacking Moments In Rap History
10 Infamous Hacking Moments In Rap History Jun 8, 2016 at 04:27pm
A hacking spree took the internet by storm this past weekend. Industrious hackers seeking revenge, entertainment, or some other perverse pleasure hacked into several prominent social media accounts, including those of Kylie Jenner, Bon Iver, Tenacious D, Keith Richards, Mark Zuckerberg, Drake, and the NFL
Vote For Your Favorite "Panda" Remix
Vote For Your Favorite "Panda" Remix Apr 25, 2016 at 04:56pm
Desiigner's "Panda" was crowned the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 Monday afternoon. It marked the culmination of a wild four months in which the 18-year old Brooklyn rapper went from complete unknown to G.O.O.D. Music signee, The Life of Pablo feature, and internet sensation.
Listen To Lupe Fiasco's "Conversations #2"
Listen To Lupe Fiasco's "Conversations #2" Apr 24, 2016 at 11:58pm
Just over a week after the first installment, Lupe Fiasco has shared "Conversations #2," part of the series with which Lupe wishes to tell the "story of an album," that album being Drogas, the first of three albums he intends to release this year. Similar to the last conversation, the latest audio recording involves Lupe's politically-minded friends and men who sound like important community leaders.
Lupe Fiasco Releases "Conversations #1" Ahead Of "Drogas"
Lupe Fiasco Releases "Conversations #1" Ahead Of "Drogas" Apr 16, 2016 at 06:51pm
After a lengthy silence, Lupe Fiasco came out of hiding earlier in the week to reveal his three-album plan had changed slightly. Fans may recall that Lupe teased three different titles for albums he'd be releasing one after another this year, ending with the final release of his career, Roy.
Lupe Fiasco Scraps "Roy," Says Three Albums Still Coming This Year
Lupe Fiasco Scraps "Roy," Says Three Albums Still Coming This Year Apr 14, 2016 at 11:16am
Earlier this year, Lupe Fiasco promised he would be releasing three albums this year. It’s April, and we don’t have anything from the talented Chicago emcee aside from cover art for the first release DROGAS. We have faith in Lupe, and today he gave us an update via Twitter.
#TBT: Lupe Fiasco
#TBT: Lupe Fiasco Feb 25, 2016 at 03:25pm
About ten years ago, it seemed like Lupe Fiasco was going to be the next great force in hip hop music. In 2006 he released the great Food & Liquor, and followed it up in '07 with the equally awesome The Cool. Lupe had a little bit of a difficult time following that one, and it didn't help that Atlantic Records was skeptical of releasing the album for fear of commercial appeal. It wasn't until 2011 that Lasers came out to extremely mediocre reception.  
Lupe Fiasco Reveals "DROGAS" Cover Art
Lupe Fiasco Reveals "DROGAS" Cover Art Feb 16, 2016 at 11:10am
Fresh off a six week US tour, Lupe Fiasco took to Twitter this morning to reveal the cover art for his upcoming album DROGAS, which stands for "Don't Ruin Us God Said." The artwork features what appear to be rusty barnacled headphones (any other interpretations?) hovering above a white supernova, which looks kinda like the void in the face on the cover of Flying Lotus' You're Dead!
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Release Stacked Album Featuring Drake, Future, & More
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Release Stacked Album Featuring Drake, Future, & More Jan 25, 2016 at 12:16pm
One of the respected names in the beat game, production trio J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League surprised fans this morning by releasing a new album called J.U.S.T.I.C.E. For All containing 13 never-before-heard songs. The project is absolutely stacked with features; artists appearing on the album include Drake, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, Future, Chris Brown, T.I., Wale, R. Kelly, Jeremih, & Jeezy. Gotdamn.
Lupe Fiasco Announces U.S. Tour
Lupe Fiasco Announces U.S. Tour Dec 29, 2015 at 01:58pm
Lupe Fiasco has huge plans for 2016. The rapper is scheduled to release three new projects in the new year, and on top of that, he's about to head out on a U.S. tour. He's calling the month-long stint the "Tour For The Fans".
Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco & More Mourn The Death Of DJ Timbuck2
Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco & More Mourn The Death Of DJ Timbuck2 Dec 20, 2015 at 07:21pm
The city of Chicago is mourning the death of DJ Timbuck2, real name Tim Jones, who died of cancer-related causes yesterday (Dec. 20). He was 34 years old.  At that young age, Timbuck2 was already one of Chicago's most established DJs. He was the host of Go iLL radio on 107.5 WCGI, which aired every Saturday night, and he was responsible for showcasing local artists and helping them break into the mainstream. "He was an innovator and pound for pound (arguably) the best DJ in the city," wrote prominent Chi-Town hip-hop blog FakeShoreDrive. 
Lupe Fiasco Plans To Release 3 Albums In 2016
Lupe Fiasco Plans To Release 3 Albums In 2016 Dec 20, 2015 at 05:27pm
Lupe Fiasco recently told his fans that he was working on the sequel to his 2007 album The Cool, but the announcement was relatively underwhelming as he revealed that the album is set to arrive in winter 2017. Not to worry, though -- fans may have to wait two more years for The Cool 2, but today, Lupe announced he plans to release three albums in 2016. 
Lupe Fiasco Updates Fans On "The Cool 2"
Lupe Fiasco Updates Fans On "The Cool 2" Dec 18, 2015 at 05:38pm
Lupe Fiasco has previously mentioned The Cool 2, letting fans know that "its gonna be a while but we hard at work." He gave another update today, and he wasn't joking... it's going to be a while.
Hottest Albums Of 2015
Hottest Albums Of 2015 Dec 18, 2015 at 01:47pm
2015 was a pretty phenomenal year for music. After the relatively dry 2014, we thought it was a drought, but the overwhelming amount of material made making our year-end list both very easy and very difficult. On one hand, there was a wealth of album to choose from, but on the other hand, a lot of great stuff had to be left on the cutting room floor. 
Lupe Fiasco Threatens Kid Cudi, Says He's Done With The Beef At The Same Show
Lupe Fiasco Threatens Kid Cudi, Says He's Done With The Beef At The Same Show Nov 29, 2015 at 08:13pm
Lupe Fiasco and Kid Cudi have had their differences in the past, and while we haven't heard much about the feud from either party over the last few months, there hasn't been a public truce. Lupe brought his issues with Cudi up again during a show in Milwaukee this weekend, but his two statements about the rapper gave some very mixed messages.It's not clear which came first, but Lupe spit a verse about Cudder, as well as giving a brief speech on the beef, but each gave us a very different impression on where Fiasco stands.