Lupe Fiasco News

  • 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. 
  • Azealia Banks & Lupe Fiasco Go At It On Twitter [Update: Kid Cudi Gets Involved]
    Azealia Banks & Lupe Fiasco Go At It On Twitter [Update: Kid Cudi Gets Involved]
    Jan 10, 2015 at 06:39pm
    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. Lately, they've been circling each others' orbits, nearly always coming out on the opposite sides of issues, but never colliding head-on until now.
  • Lupe Fiasco Tweets Photo Of Himself In KKK Robes, Freddie Gibbs Responds [Update: Gibbs Apologizes]
    Lupe Fiasco Tweets Photo Of Himself In KKK Robes, Freddie Gibbs Responds [Update: Gibbs Apologizes]
    Dec 25, 2014 at 12:39pm
    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. Tetsuo & Youth 1/20/2015" (view it below), a still taken from his 2013 video "1234."
  • 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.
  • Kid Cudi Questions Lupe Fiasco's "Personalized Verse" On Twitter, Lupe Responds
    Kid Cudi Questions Lupe Fiasco's "Personalized Verse" On Twitter, Lupe Responds
    Aug 22, 2014 at 09:51am
    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.   There were some stipulations of course, one of which is that you would have to come pick up a physical copy of the CD in person, pay the $500 in cash, and sign a usage contract. The whole endeavor has left some people scratching their heads, one of whom appears to be Kid Cudi.
  • Kendrick Lamar Says Dr. Dre Is Working On His Album, Responds to Troy Ave's "Weirdo" Comment
    Kendrick Lamar Says Dr. Dre Is Working On His Album, Responds to Troy Ave's "Weirdo" Comment
    Jun 10, 2014 at 12:42pm
    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. One would assume that this is because K.Dot is getting ready to drop his highly anticipated follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d city.
  • 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.
  • Lupe Fiasco Had To Be Talked Into Doing Kanye West's "Touch The Sky"
    Lupe Fiasco Had To Be Talked Into Doing Kanye West's "Touch The Sky"
    Jul 4, 2014 at 07:46pm
    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. In a new interview with DJ Skee, Lupe explained that despite both being from Chicago, he and Kanye were of different scenes, and at first he wasn't really feeling the vibe of "Touch The Sky".
  • 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.
  • Lupe Fiasco Says Logic & King Los Are Better Lyricists Than Kendrick Lamar
    Lupe Fiasco Says Logic & King Los Are Better Lyricists Than Kendrick Lamar
    Jun 3, 2014 at 11:30pm
    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 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.
  • 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?
  • Lupe Fiasco Unveils "Tetsuo & Youth" Tracklist [Update: Artwork Revealed]
    Lupe Fiasco Unveils "Tetsuo & Youth" Tracklist [Update: Artwork Revealed]
    Dec 1, 2014 at 03:15pm
    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. Things got heated between the rapper and Atlantic once again when he expressed his frustration with the delay of his new album, Tetsuo & Youth on Twitter a few months back.
  • Lupe Fiasco May Have "Anonymous" Hackers To Thank For His Release Date
    Lupe Fiasco May Have "Anonymous" Hackers To Thank For His Release Date
    Oct 18, 2014 at 10:37pm
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Lupe Fiasco Readies New Mixtape "Lost In The Atlantic Ocean" [Update: Artwork Revealed]
    Lupe Fiasco Readies New Mixtape "Lost In The Atlantic Ocean" [Update: Artwork Revealed]
    Oct 14, 2014 at 10:54pm
    It looks like Lupe Fiasco is back at war again with Atlantic Records.
  • 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 12 Records On "Tetsuo & Youth," Shares Other Album Details On Twitter
    Lupe Fiasco Reveals 12 Records On "Tetsuo & Youth," Shares Other Album Details On Twitter
    Jun 10, 2014 at 12:58pm
    Last night Lupe Fiasco was interacting with his fans quite a bit on Twitter, asking them who they'd like to see on the album and answering fans' questions about the forthcoming Tetsuo & Youth project. Lupe said he only has a week left before he has turn the project over, but it's possible he can make one more fan-voted feature happen. It appears the fans were asking mainly for Nas, Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper-- who would you pick for Lupe to collab with?
  • 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. 
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