Lupe Fiasco News

  • Mos Def Responds To Lupe Fiasco & King Los: "I’m Not Trying To Arrange Fights With Them”
    Mos Def Responds To Lupe Fiasco & King Los: "I’m Not Trying To Arrange Fights With Them”
    Aug 8, 2015 at 02:20pm
    Fans of battle rapping, lyricism and all-around #BARS rejoiced yesterday when it looked like Lupe Fiasco and King Los were about to jump into the ring with Mos Def (AKA Yasiin Bey), who had issued a challenge to other rappers to battle him.
  • Mos Def Invites Rappers To Battle Him, Lupe Fiasco & King Los Respond
    Mos Def Invites Rappers To Battle Him, Lupe Fiasco & King Los Respond
    Aug 7, 2015 at 03:58pm
    Mos Def seems to be inspired by the recent wave of rap beef, and he's ready to take on a battle of his own. The rapper shared a video challenge today, suggesting he, King Los, and Black Thought could take on any rapper in a battle. It didn't take long for rappers to start responding, with King Los co-signing the challenge, and Lupe Fiasco starting writing some mock bars (including one with a Quentin Miller punchline).
  • 140 Bars: Top Tweets Of The Week (July 18 - 24)
    140 Bars: Top Tweets Of The Week (July 18 - 24)
    Jul 24, 2015 at 05:46pm
    Holy beef. This week saw arguably more online clashes in the rap game than any other week in the past five years, with Nicki Minaj v. Taylor Swift, Meek Mill v. Drake, Boi-1da v. OG Maco, Ghostface Killah v. Action Bronson, and Bruno Mars v. Ed Sheeran (lol) all clashing. Those dominated the headlines and Twitter alike, so this week's edition of 140 Bars features some of the spillover. We only chose the funniest, weirdest and most thought-provoking though.
  • Lupe Fiasco Writes Open Letter In Response To Meek Mill/Drake Drama
    Lupe Fiasco Writes Open Letter In Response To Meek Mill/Drake Drama
    Jul 23, 2015 at 11:15am
    A lot of rappers have responded to Meek Mill's twitter rant, and now Lupe Fiasco has added his two cents. Lupe, known for his lyricism, penned a two-part letter on his Instagram page called "The Haunting," where he discusses the idea of ghostwriting and borrowing ideas/suggestions from other artists. He also delves into the difficulty of having commercial success as a rapper.
  • Lupe Fiasco Might Be Dropping An EP
    Lupe Fiasco Might Be Dropping An EP
    Jun 26, 2015 at 06:31pm
    Lupe Fiasco has been pretty silent on social media since the release of his ambitious new album, Tsetsuo & Youth, but recently broke his silence by penning an open letter to white supremacy on Instagram. Today, he's making noise once again, releasing some mysterious cover art for what looks like a new project from the Chicago rapper.
  • Read Lupe Fiasco's "Dear, White Supremacy" Letter
    Read Lupe Fiasco's "Dear, White Supremacy" Letter
    Jun 21, 2015 at 02:02pm
    Lupe Fiasco has always made his political views an integral part of his music, but he's also taken his thoughts to other mediums. Today, he's chosen to pen an open letter on Instagram, addressing thoughts on racism following the recent shooting in Charleston. He actually addressed the letter to "white supremacy" featuring photos of shooter Dylan Roof plastered with SUPREME-inspired logos.
  • Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums Of 2015 (So Far)
    Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums Of 2015 (So Far)
    Jun 17, 2015 at 03:53pm
    How the hell did we make it through fifty percent of 2015 already? June has seemingly crept up out of nowhere, marking the halfway checkpoint of a year that, so far, has been ripe with exceptional releases from some of hip-hop’s brightest emcees. Releases-- highly anticipated or dropped by surprise, some commercial mixtapes and some full albums -- have infused the year with some fun that surely help the time pass as we approach the new year.
  • Putting On For His City: Kanye West's Chicago Co-Signs
    Putting On For His City: Kanye West's Chicago Co-Signs
    Apr 7, 2015 at 04:19pm
    Although he once claimed to be "so Chi" that you thought he was bashful, Kanye West isn't frequently thought of as a quintessential Chicago rapper, with his global fame often overshadowing his ties to his hometown. Mr. West is unarguably the most popular rapper to ever come out of the Windy City, but the regional term "Chicago rap" is more likely to be associated with Common and No I.D., or even younger dudes like Chief Keef at this point.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 8
    Charts Don’t Lie: February 8
    Feb 8, 2015 at 09:49am
    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$$ in their second week out. As we saw last week, Joey Bad started off strong with a #5 debut, much higher than Lupe's Tetsuo & Youth. However was that just hype for his first week out? This week we're seeing Joey make quite steep drop to #41, and although Lupe has dropped as well, he's actually coming in slightly higher than B4.DA.$$.
  • Chart’s Don’t Lie: February 1
    Chart’s Don’t Lie: February 1
    Feb 1, 2015 at 09:16am
    This week both Joey Bada$$ and Lupe Fiasco finally make their splash on the Billboard 200. One splash was bigger than another, though. The sales projections for both artists were pretty accurate, with Joey doing 57,694 units when you take into account the single and album streams, and Lupe doing 42,458. Joey's numbers not only outdid his veteran competitor Lupe Fiasco, but he also outdid fellow newcomers Rae Sremmurd, who are currently charting in their third week.
  • Samples Of The Week: January 29 (Lupe Fiasco Edition)
    Samples Of The Week: January 29 (Lupe Fiasco Edition)
    Jan 29, 2015 at 10:38am
    In weeks past, we've chosen to dedicate editions of Samples Of The Week to new albums by J. Cole, Fabolous and Joey Bada$$, which were all chock full of beats that utilized samples. This week, it's Lupe Fiasco's Tetsuo & Youth that gets the nod, thanks to three particularly noticeable samples/interpolations. Read on to see where Lupe found the sounds to make his dope new album. 
  • First Week Sales For Joey Bada$$' "B4.Da.$$" & Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth"
    First Week Sales For Joey Bada$$' "B4.Da.$$" & Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth"
    Jan 27, 2015 at 07:54pm
    Last week, a young star and a down-on-his-luck veteran both released intelligent, career-revitalizing albums, but who sold more?
  • Review: Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth"
    Review: Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth"
    Jan 26, 2015 at 02:32pm
    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. He did not get his wish before this album dropped, and that almost prevented us from hearing this album entirely. Lupe has done interviews in which he says the album would never come out if Atlantic Records had their way. Given the acclaim that this album has been receiving lately, that would have been a tragedy.
  • Lupe Fiasco's Message To Kid Cudi: "Talk To Me, Before I Fuck You Up”
    Lupe Fiasco's Message To Kid Cudi: "Talk To Me, Before I Fuck You Up”
    Jan 23, 2015 at 04:41pm
    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.
  • Top 15 Star Wars References In Hip-Hop
    Top 15 Star Wars References In Hip-Hop
    Jan 21, 2015 at 07:00pm
    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.
  • First Week Sales Projections For Joey Bada$$ & Lupe Fiasco
    First Week Sales Projections For Joey Bada$$ & Lupe Fiasco
    Jan 21, 2015 at 02:05pm
    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?
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: January 12- Jan. 20
    Top Tracks Of The Week: January 12- Jan. 20
    Jan 20, 2015 at 04:45pm
    Here it is, our weekly rundown of what’s new and notable at the top of our charts. Please keep in mind that Top Tracks highlights a hand-picked assortment of the most popular songs on our Top 100 chart. These are songs that generated a lot of interest, whether it be through comments or views, and still deserve a second look or a deeper consideration. 
  • Stream Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth"
    Stream Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth"
    Jan 20, 2015 at 04:46am
    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. 
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 16)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 16)
    Jan 16, 2015 at 08:07pm
     Nothing too new is going on in the game this past week. In other words, hip-hop is just going right now. And that's not bad: Vince Staples is alive and still hating on Chris Paul, Jay Z still knows how to tweet, Meek Mill is still free and he's #woke. Common and John Legend won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song ("Glory" from Selma), but other than that, things have been a 40 degree day. The tweets are still fire though.
  • Lupe Fiasco Says He Doesn't "Want To Be Relevant Today"
    Lupe Fiasco Says He Doesn't "Want To Be Relevant Today"
    Jan 16, 2015 at 09:48am
    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.
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