Lupe Fiasco News

 
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: February 8
    This week we see Ne-Yo make his grand entrance on the Billboard 200 with Non-Fiction, and we're also analyzing Lupe Fiasco and Joey Bada$$ in their second week out. As we saw last week, Joey Bad started off strong with a #5 debut, much higher than Lupe's Tetsuo & Youth.
  • Cover of Chart’s Don’t Lie: February 1
    This week both Joey Bada$$ and Lupe Fiasco finally make their splash on the Billboard 200. One splash was bigger than another, though. The sales projections for both artists were pretty accurate, with Joey doing 57,694 units when you take into account the single and album streams, and Lupe doing 42,458.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: January 29 (Lupe Fiasco Edition)
    In weeks past, we've chosen to dedicate editions of Samples Of The Week to new albums by J. Cole, Fabolous and Joey Bada$$, which were all chock full of beats that utilized samples.
  • Cover of First Week Sales For Joey Bada$$' "B4.Da.$$" & Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth"
    Last week, a young star and a down-on-his-luck veteran both released intelligent, career-revitalizing albums, but who sold more?
  • Cover of Review: Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth"
    Lupe Fiasco has been in a battle with Atlantic records for what seems to be forever. We all know about his discontent with Lasers and on his mixtape Friend of the People he made it clear that he wanted off the label.
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco's Message To Kid Cudi: "Talk To Me, Before I Fuck You Up”
    A couple weeks back, Lupe Fiasco and Kid Cudi had a bit of a back-and-forth on Twitter, following Lupe's support of Kendrick Lamar's views on Ferguson.
  • Cover of Top 15 Star Wars References In Hip-Hop
    The teaser trailer for the first new Star Wars movie in nearly a decade dropped on Thanksgiving Day and we all began to process it in stages.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For Joey Bada$$ & Lupe Fiasco
    Just yesterday we saw the release of two highly anticipated albums, one from a veteran in the game, and one from a relatively new artist. Joey Bada$$ delivered his long-awaited debut album, while Lupe Fiasco delivered his final album on Atlantic, his fifth LP. Who will sell more?
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: January 12- Jan. 20
    Here it is, our weekly rundown of what’s new and notable at the top of our charts.
  • Cover of Stream Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth"
    After several setbacks and threats to Atlantic Records from Anonymous, Lupe Fiasco's Tetsuo & Youth is here. Tetsuo & Youth is Lupe's 5th album, and marks the end of his relationship with Atlantic Records. 
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 16)
     Nothing too new is going on in the game this past week. In other words, hip-hop is just going right now.
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco Says He Doesn't "Want To Be Relevant Today"
    Recently Lupe Fiasco logged off twitter once and for all (or at least, for now), citing that he wanted to "go back to the shadows." With his new album Tetsuo & Youth arriving any day now, Billboard has posted a new interview with the rapper where he echoes the same sentiments from his final twitter farewell.
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco Says He's Done Tweeting, Wants To "Go Back To The Shadows"
    Some says "Twitter rants," some say "album promotion," but whatever you call it, Lupe Fiasco has been sparking beef all over Twitter in the weeks before his long-delayed Tetsuo & Youth drops.
  • Cover of Azealia Banks & Lupe Fiasco Go At It On Twitter [Update: Kid Cudi Gets Involved]
    This was bound to happen sooner or later. In the age of online beefing, Azealia Banks and Lupe Fiasco are two of the most prolific personalities in hip-hop. While they may often struggle to get their music out, their opinions seem to face no such problems.
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco & GrandeMarshall Clash Over "Adoration Of The Magi" Beat On Twitter
    This morning, Lupe Fiasco dropped off a new track from Tetsuo & Youth, the DJ Dahi-produced "Adoration Of The Magi." Soon enough, someone on Twitter pointed out that the song's beat was almost identical to the one Dahi used on Philadelphia rapper GrandeMarshall's 2012 track "Ellie Fox." One thing quickly led t
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (December 27)
    So that does it. This is the final 140 Bars Or Less of the year. While many were shedding melancholic tears at the year's final days and others totally checked out because of holiday festivities, the news kept coming in to give a fitting end to one of the most divisive years in recent memory.
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco Tweets Photo Of Himself In KKK Robes, Freddie Gibbs Responds [Update: Gibbs Apologizes]
    Lupe Fiasco's taking a strange approach to the promotion of his upcoming album, Tetsuo & Youth. This afternoon, he tweeted a photo of himself in full KKK attire with the caption “The friend of my enemy is my enemy.
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco Unveils "Tetsuo & Youth" Tracklist [Update: Artwork Revealed]
    Lupe Fiasco has had plenty of issues with Atlantic, especially when it comes to putting music out without compromises. Things started getting shaky with LASERS, an album Lupe has since expressed was "the label's record" and not his own.
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco May Have "Anonymous" Hackers To Thank For His Release Date
    It comes as no surprise that hacker group Anonymous are fans of Lupe Fiasco. The radical collective are known to take action against those who oppose the right to free speech, often taking similar political stands to the outspoken emcee -- their latest target being Lupe's own label, Atlantic.
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth" Album Gets A Release Date
    After Atlantic Records pushed aside Lupe Fiasco’s Tetsuo & Youth album due to failure to produce a pop single, the label decides to comes through tonight and announce a release date for it finally.
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco Readies New Mixtape "Lost In The Atlantic Ocean" [Update: Artwork Revealed]
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco Says Islam Will Become The World's Religion
    Lupe Fiasco is no stranger to tackling hot-button political issues. In an impromptu Twitter Q&A taking place this Saturday, the Muslim emcee expressed his belief that Islam is on its way to becoming the world's religion, claiming Americans are more Biblically sinful than Saudi Arabians. 
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Questions Lupe Fiasco's "Personalized Verse" On Twitter, Lupe Responds
    The other day Lupe Fiasco took to Twitter to declare a new initiative for his fans. Lupe announced he'd be offering up a personalized one verse song for fans for the price of $500. He made it clear this is not for a feature or collaboration, but for the fan's own personal enjoyment.  
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco Is Offering A Personalized One Verse Song For Only $500
    Well this is rather interesting, Lupe Fiasco is offering a 1 verse song tailor made for anyone willing to fork up $500 bucks. Seriously.
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco Had To Be Talked Into Doing Kanye West's "Touch The Sky"
    Lupe Fiasco's big break came from his appearance on Kanye West's song, "Touch The Sky", so it's surprising to hear he wasn't exactly jumping at the opportunity to get on a 'Ye record at the time.
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