Lupe Fiasco News

  • Lupe Fiasco Announces New Single "Mission," Shares Artwork [Update: New Artwork Revealed]
    Lupe Fiasco Announces New Single "Mission," Shares Artwork [Update: New Artwork Revealed]
    May 16, 2014 at 01:08pm
    Ever since Lupe Fiasco announced plans for an album entitled Tetsuo & Youth last summer, excitement has been building for the new project.
  • Lupe Fiasco & S1 Announce Joint Album, "Black Vietnam"
    Lupe Fiasco & S1 Announce Joint Album, "Black Vietnam"
    Apr 29, 2014 at 03:38pm
    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.
  • Emerging Chicago Rapper RondoNumbaNine Has Been Arrested For Murder
    Emerging Chicago Rapper RondoNumbaNine Has Been Arrested For Murder
    Mar 9, 2014 at 07:30pm
    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. An unnamed co-defendant has also been arrested, and they're currently being held on $2 million bail. 
  • Lupe Fiasco Reveals Features For "Tetsuo & Youth," Praises Joey Bada$$
    Lupe Fiasco Reveals Features For "Tetsuo & Youth," Praises Joey Bada$$
    Dec 18, 2013 at 03:08pm
    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 Begins Writing Novel On Twitter
    Lupe Fiasco Begins Writing Novel On Twitter
    Dec 2, 2013 at 07:05pm
    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. Those among the rapper's followers may have noticed a narrative being tweeted from his account in the last few days, and it turns out he's actually in the process of tweeting out a full novel.
  • Lupe Fiasco Cuts Show Short After Getting Hit With A Tomato On Stage
    Lupe Fiasco Cuts Show Short After Getting Hit With A Tomato On Stage
    Nov 26, 2013 at 11:42am
    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.
  • Lupe Fiasco Talks "Tetsuo & Youth", Kanye West's "Yeezus" & Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse
    Lupe Fiasco Talks "Tetsuo & Youth", Kanye West's "Yeezus" & Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse
    Nov 17, 2013 at 04:50pm
    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.  Below, read excerpts from the interview and peep the whole thing: 
  • Lupe Fiasco Speaks On Sound Of "Tetsuo & Youth," Calls It "Ratchet"
    Lupe Fiasco Speaks On Sound Of "Tetsuo & Youth," Calls It "Ratchet"
    Nov 11, 2013 at 04:04pm
    Lupe Fiasco is known for his outspoken stance on political and social issues, something which he says he'll be stepping back from on his upcoming new album Tetsuo & Youth.
  • Lupe Fiasco Responds To Childish Gambino Saying Lupe Sneak Dissed Him
    Lupe Fiasco Responds To Childish Gambino Saying Lupe Sneak Dissed Him
    Oct 25, 2013 at 11:11am
    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 Talks About "Because The Internet," Says It's "Not A Rap Album"
    Childish Gambino Talks About "Because The Internet," Says It's "Not A Rap Album"
    Oct 24, 2013 at 01:54pm
    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's "Tetsuo & Youth" To Feature Big K.R.I.T.
    Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth" To Feature Big K.R.I.T.
    Oct 21, 2013 at 09:35pm
     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 took to twitter early today and revealed that his homey Big K.R.I.T. will most definitely be on the album. There is no word on when the project will be released, but Lupe did end his tweet with it now being #Tetsuoseason. Maybe that's a sign its closer than we expect?
  • 20 Of The Best Graffiti References In Hip-Hop
    20 Of The Best Graffiti References In Hip-Hop
    Oct 10, 2013 at 11:00pm
    Along with emceeing, DJing and breakdancing, graffiti is one of the four fundamental elements of hip-hop, and it's been an integral part of the culture since the beginning. Films such as Charlie Ahearn's Wild Style and Stan Lathan's Beat Street helped define this vivid form of expression in the 80s, and it's since grown into an international phenomenon. You'll find graffiti art in most corners of the globe at this point. 
  • Lupe Fiasco Reveals Release Date & Art For First Single Off "Tetsuo & Youth"
    Lupe Fiasco Reveals Release Date & Art For First Single Off "Tetsuo & Youth"
    Oct 9, 2013 at 03:34pm
    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.
  • Lupe Fiasco Announces 32-City "Tetsuo & Youth" Preview Tour
    Lupe Fiasco Announces 32-City "Tetsuo & Youth" Preview Tour
    Oct 3, 2013 at 01:19pm
    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. "I’m looking forward to going back on the road and sharing the new music I’ve been working on with my fans," said Lupe of the tour. "This will be just a taste of Tetsuo & Youth."
  • Lupe Fiasco Sued By Drug Kingpin's Estranged Wife For Reportedly Hiding Millions Of Dollars [Update: Lupe Clarifies, Sort Of]
    Lupe Fiasco Sued By Drug Kingpin's Estranged Wife For Reportedly Hiding Millions Of Dollars [Update: Lupe Clarifies, Sort Of]
    Sep 3, 2013 at 02:23pm
    Here's a connection you might not have assumed existed-- Lupe Fiasco and drug kingpin Charles Patton. In a new lawsuit from the estranged wife of Patton (who is currently locked up in jail serving a 44-year sentence over a heroin enterprise), Lupe, of all rappers, is being accused of hiding millions of dollars from the wife.
  • Lyrics Of The Week: August 1-8
    Lyrics Of The Week: August 1-8
    Aug 10, 2013 at 01:29am
    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. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section. Lines we're not quite sure about will be bolded.
  • Lupe Fiasco Unveils New Project, Previews Lyrics
    Lupe Fiasco Unveils New Project, Previews Lyrics
    Aug 5, 2013 at 02:10pm
    Lupe Fiasco's release schedule is hard to keep track of. After cancelling Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt 2, Lupe revealed plans to record a new project, titled Tetsuo & Youth.
  • Lupe Fiasco Blasts U.S. Education System In Speech For High School Graduates
    Lupe Fiasco Blasts U.S. Education System In Speech For High School Graduates
    Jul 3, 2013 at 01:59pm
    Lupe Fiasco is known for his outspoken political attitude. The rapper has been known to rant about his views, and most recently wrote for Kanye West's racially charged track "Black Skinhead".
  • Lyrics Of The Week: May 17-23
    Lyrics Of The Week: May 17-23
    May 26, 2013 at 06:08pm
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of Yeezus' scriptures). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. 
  • Lupe Fiasco Denies Reports That His Twitter Account Was Taken Over
    Lupe Fiasco Denies Reports That His Twitter Account Was Taken Over
    May 15, 2013 at 02:58pm
    Lupe Fiasco has a fairly colorful twitter presence, but speculation arose when the rapper's management team began to tweet from his account, especially considering that it directly followed a series of tweets that saw Lupe celebrating the somewhat controversial political view of Marxism.
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