Jay Z Is Reportedly To Blame For Lupe Fiasco's Record Label Woes
It seems like Lupe Fiasco has spent the majority of the last ten years in a perpetual war with Atlantic Records. Since dropping 2007's universally acclaimed The Cool, Lupe Fiasco has not seen eye to eye with Atlantic, and his subsequent releases have reflected that.
Hip Hop Reacts To Dakota Access Pipeline Reroute
Activists who have been protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline scored a massive victory yesterday when the Army Corp of Engineers announced that it would look for an alternate pipeline route. It had been planned to pass underneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, a route that members of the tribe and their supporters feared would threaten their water supply and sacred sites.
Bill Murray Attends & Demands Encore At Lupe Fiasco Concert
It’s safe to say Bill Murray is the man around Chicago these days ever since the Chicago Cubs broke the 100-year curse & won the World Series this year, but it's no secret that his love for the Windy City doesn’t end with sports & the Cubs. Last night, the famous actor decided to stop by Lupe Fiasco’s concert in Austin, Texas where he showed support to the Chicago rapper backstage, and even demanded an encore as well.
Hip-Hop Reacts To The Death of Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro is a very divisive figure in world history, and following his death continues to inspire debate. Castro's death was announced on Cuban television by his brother, and current President, Raúl, Friday night, and discussion of Castro has taken place online in the hours since. A few members of the hip-hop community have shared their reaction on Social media today, including Nas, Talib Kweli, and Lupe Fiasco.
Lupe Fiasco Says Kid Cudi "Needs His Ass Beat"
The beef involving Kid Cudi and Lupe Fiasco had been dormant for about a year, until yesterday, when Lupe Fiasco clowned Kid Cudi for his participation in a wholly separate conflict.
Lupe Fiasco Mocks Kid Cudi For Threatening Drake From Rehab
What a day for beefs.
There Is A "Strong Chance" Lupe Fiasco Won't Release Any Albums This Year
2016 was supposed to be a big year for Lupe Fiasco. In April, the Chicago veteran announced his intentions to release three albums within the calendar year: DROGAS, DROGAS light*, and SKULLS. It appears that he won't be releasing any of these albums between now and January. On Sunday, he took to Twitter to let fans that know that he will likely wait until 2017 and beyond to release new music.
Artists React To Possibility Of Lil Wayne's Retirement
Earlier today, the rap world awoke to some potentially devastating news, as everyone got word of Lil Wayne venting his excruciating frustrations on Twitter and suggesting his retirement. "I AM NOW DEFENSELESS and mentally DEFEATED," he wrote at around 4 AM this morning, seemingly in response to his futile attempts to escape his contract with Cash Money Records.
Lupe Fiasco Responds To Joe Budden's Claim That He Is The Superior Rapper
"Don't poke the bear" is an axiom of survival around the world, and Joe Budden risked rap death over the weekend when he implied that he was a better rapper and Street Fighter player than Lupe Fiasco. "Lupe been scared of Mouse," he wrote on Twitter, "Street Fighter & rapping."
Behind The Beat: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League was formed in 2003 when Rook and Colione, two established producers in their mid-twenties, teamed up with Kenny Barto, a young Full Sail University student in Tampa, Florida. Their discography hides the years of hard work each put in perfecting their craft. You won’t find obscure local artists or years of mixtape instrumentals among their early production credits. The first 3 entries in their discography on Wikipedia are Young Jeezy, Mary J. Blige, and Juelz Santana.
Lupe Fiasco Drops New Single "Pick Up The Phone" On His Website
Lupe Fiasco says he's going to drop three albums in 2016 and then retire. Last night he shared his latest single "Pick Up The Phone" and its available on his website. It's unclear which of three albums it will appear on -- DROGAS, DROGAS light, or SKULLS.
9 Ways Hip Hop Artists Have Reacted To Recent Violence
The fiber of the American people has been tested over the course of the last two weeks, in which four incidents of terrible violence have prompted wide-spread protests and rapidly deteriorating race relations. July 5: Alton Sterling is shot and killed at the hands of two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana July 6: Philando Castile is shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota July 7: Five police officers are shot and killed at a protest in Dallas. July 17: Three police officers are shot and killed in Baton Rouge, LA.
10 Rappers Turned Social Activists
Materialism and humanitarianism are often at odds in hip hop. Actavis and activism do not always go hand-in-hand. But hip hop is a world unto itself, and countless rappers have used their platform to fight for the underprivileged.
The Biggest Star From Each XXL Freshman Class
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
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
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"
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"
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
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
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.