Tag: Lupe Fiasco
Photos courtesy of Bradley Murray.
In case you’ve been under a rock for the past 24 hours, the first annual AAHH! Fest took place yesterday at Union Park and it was nothing short of amazing. The festival, which an estimated 9,000 people attended, kicked off with a performance from Lil Herb which was followed by sets from SZA, Jay Electronica, MC Lyte, De La Soul and Jennifer Hudson. Shortly after J Hud’s performance, Dave Chappelle hit the stage and introduced Lupe Fiasco. Following Lu’s performance, the man behind the festival, Common took the stage for his set which included a mini-set from Twista and surprise performance from Kanye West.
Yeah, go ahead and kick yourself if you missed out. Check out some dope shots from the festival and make sure you’re in attendance next year.
One of the dopest sets of yesterday’s AAHH Fest was by none other than Lupe Fiasco. Donning a dope dashiki and army fatigues, the FNF front man ran through his endless string of bangers and crowd favorites including “Kick, Push,” “Go Go Gadget Flow,” and his new single “Next To It.” But one of the standout moments from his set is when he took a stab at Keef Cozart’s 2012 hit, “I Don’t Like.” He bodies it in typical Lupe fashion. No disappointment here. Lu on “I Don’t Like”? That’s the shit we do like. Check it out up top.
Shouts to POD
Last night, three of Chicago’s biggest stars gathered at the Stand Up To Cancer benefit concert to perform their anti-cancer anthem “Remission.” Lupe, J-Hud and Com Sense joined the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell, to raise money and bring awareness to the deadly disease. Dope music for a good cause — check out their live performance above.
Three of the city’s finest come together and stand against cancer on “Remission”, which serves as the official remix of Lupe’s “Mission” single. Lupe, Jennifer and Com will be performing “Remission” during Stand Up To Cancer on September 5th, which is the same day the single will hit iTunes.
Until then, press play and check out the video for “Remission” above.
Festival season isn’t over yet.
The first annual AAHH! Fest, by Common, will take place in Union Park on September 21st and the lineup looks amazing.
Com, Lupe Fiasco, De La Soul, MC Lyte, Jay Elect and Lil Herb will all be hitting the stage, while Dave Chappelle will take hosting duties. A very special guest is also said to be gracing the stage, but only time will tell who that is. The festival will also include a community showcase curated by Rhymefest and featuring a performance from Diggy Simmons.
Excited yet? We are. Tickets and more details can be found here.
The official video for Lupe’s second single from Tetsuo & Youth, the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Next To It”, is finally here. The record comes to life in the visual, which we recommend watching above.
Cop the single on iTunes and look for Tetsuo & Youth to hit stores later this year.
In honor of the US Mens Soccer Team advancing, Lupe dropped a dope World Cup inspired promotional video featuring his single, “Stellar Light”. Looks like we gotta be in Grant Park more often!
Produced by Ty Dolla $ign and Shafiq Husayn
The No DJ/CDQ version of my favorite song of the moment finally emerges. This joint is too crazy, and that’s all that really needs to be said.
Tetsuo & Youth due out later this summer. You’ll be able to buy this on Tuesday, June 24th via online retailers.
Produced by Ty Dolla $ign and Shafiq Husayn.
Lupe Fiasco dropped by MoonDawg’s show on 107.5 WGCI this evening to talk shop and premiere his new single, “Next To It,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. A radio rip just surfaced via DirectLyrics. Yo, this record is super hot, though — and my favorite from the new album thus far. Testuo & Youth can’t come soon enough.