While he didn't actually release an album last year, Kendrick Lamar managed to put the rap game in a stir. "Control" kept the rapper in the conversation throughout 2013, but in the new year, the rapper has been a little more low-key.
With its first official single finally seeing the light of day, Lupe Fiasco's Tetsuo & Youth is now in full-on pre-release season, with the rapper delivering interviews about the project to whip us into a frenzy of anticipation.
Rapper, Lyricist, Rhymesayer. All labels for one person: the MC. The MC not only has many different aliases but comes with many different personalities: the gangster, the conscious individual, the partygoer, the player, the everyperson.
To promote his new single “Mission”, Lupe Fiasco decided to stop by The Hot 97 Morning Show Tuesday Morning and chat it up with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez. During the lengthy conversation, Lupe Fiasco had a lot of time to speak his mind, and that he did.
Lupe Fiasco's career has had been through many phases. The rapper started out as a nerdy outsider with a skateboard, later developing into a more dynamic conscious rapper, before putting out crossover album, and then bouncing back by diving headfirst into protest music and conspiracy theories.
Lupe Fiasco takes on a new position today, with the announcement of his involvement in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The rapper can now add Music Director to his resume, as he takes on the job for the U.S. Soccer World Cup campaign.
Earlier this year, Young Thug and Bloody Jay came together to form Black Portland, and it now looks as if Lupe Fiasco and producer Symbolyc One will be claiming some international territory, with the announcement of their upcoming project, Black Vietnam.
As reported by the Chicago Tribune, 17-year-old emcee RondoNumbaNine, whose real name is Clint Massey, has been arrested on murder charges stemming from the fatal February shooting of dispatch driver Javan Boyd.
Lupe Fiasco has been in the news for some bizarre reasons this year-- from getting a tomato thrown at him, to writing a mystery novel on Twitter, so it's always good to hear some updates about his music.
Lupe Fiasco has been known to be pretty erratic on Twitter, which lead to him making his account private. While he's been a little more subdued since the privacy change, he's begun work on a fairly strange project through the outlet.
Lupe Fiasco doesn't have the most easy-going reputation as a rapper. This past weekend fans of the rapper saw that come to life, when Lupe cut his Salt Lake City show early after someone in the crowd threw a tomato at him.
During the recent L.A. stop on his Tetsuo And Youth Preview Tour, Lupe Fiacso caught up with Rikki Martinez of Power 106 for a brief interview. The two discussed his upcoming album, Kanye West's Yeezus, his response to Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's 'Control' and more.
Yesterday Childish Gambino was a guest on The Breakfast Club, where he talked about his upcoming album, Because The Internet, among other things, one of which was the time Lupe Fiasco allegedly sneak dissed Childish.
Childish Gambino dropped a new leak earlier today, which coincided with an interview on The Breakfast Club. The rapper is gearing up for a December 10th release date for Because The Internet, and has started on the promo tip already.
Lupe Fiasco has kept his upcoming album, Tetsuo & Youth, very much under wraps thus far. After only releasing his first single “Old School Love” last week, Lupe has decided to deliver some more info regarding his upcoming project.
Lupe Fiasco recently announced a tour in conjunction with his new album, Tetsuo & Youth. The album doesn't have a release date yet, but the tour kicks off in November. Lupe's already got his first single off the LP picked out, a track which will feature UK singer Ed Sheeran.
Now that Lupe Fiasco's Tetsuo & Youth album is official, he's organized a 32-city US tour that will serve as an introduction to the project. It begins on November 2nd in Atlanta end in Baltimore on December 15th.
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.