Lupe Fiasco has been named the Music Director for the U.S. men's national soccer team.
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.
FakeShoreDrive reports on Lupe's latest accomplishment, which comes just days after the Chicago native let go his new single "Mission." In his new position as Music Director for the national team, the rapper will be curating the playlists for all the games. As well, U.S. Soccer will help Lupe promote his new single "Mission."
Read their statements below.
U.S. Soccer has named Grammy Award-winning recording artist Lupe Fiasco as the Music Director for the Men’s National Team and artist Futura the Art Director for the Men’s National Team’s 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign.
Building on the “One Nation. One Team.” theme, Chicago-born and Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Fiasco will collaborate with U.S. Soccer in a variety of areas during the Send-Off Series and the World Cup. He will be creating Spotify playlists, in collaboration with his DJ group the SNDCLSH, and handle in-game music programming during the Send-Off Series.
U.S. Soccer is working to promote Fiasco’s new single, “Mission,” during the Send-Off Series. The single, which is about the fight against cancer, was released on Monday. Fiasco will appear in Times Square in New York during Fan Appreciation Day on May 30, and he will hold a music set in Chicago at the U.S. Soccer Fan Fest prior to the USA’s match against Ghana on June 16.
New York native Futura, world renowned for his pioneering role in the birth of graffiti-style artwork and designs, will provide his own flavor that will include the official Men’s National Team World Cup poster, limited-edition skate deck designs and other limited-edition items. Futura’s signature style will be tied to the team during the U.S. MNT’s road to Brazil, and he will create two “live” works at the Fan Appreciation Day on May 30 and the U.S. Soccer Fan Fest in Chicago on June 16. Those live works will be auctioned off, with the proceeds benefiting Fiasco’s “Mission” campaign.