Tag: Lupe Fiasco
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Lupe’s gearing up to release a brand new project that he’s calling Lost In The Atlantic and today, he gives us the first official offering from it — “Lilies” featuring Sirah. Lost In The Atlantic is intended to hold everyone over until we get a new single from Lu’s Tetsuo & Youth LP (which is now scheduled to drop in January) and we’re pretty excited to hear it.
Lu doesn’t disappoint here. Listen and download “Lilies” below.
Is the internet activist group Anonymous behind the release date of Lupe Fiasco’s overly-delayed new album, Tetsuo & Youth? Well, according to one of the organization’s Twitter pages they are — and they offered Atlantic Records an ultimatum: release Lupe’s album or else.
Tonight, Anonymous released the following statement on one of their sites:
It appears Lupe’s threats of dropping a mixtape aimed at his label frustration, Lost In The Atlantic, prompted Atlantic Records to finally move their feet on Lupe’s release date. Moments ago, the label took to Twitter to announce that Tetsuo & Youth‘s drop date is now 1/20/15 — a full three month’s away. Will Atlantic make good on that release date? Let’s hope, because I’ve heard big things about this album. The people need it. The genre needs it.
No word on if Lost In The Atlantic will drop in the interim. We’ll keep you posted on both fronts.
Rapper, artist, philanthropist — now filmmaker — are all titles Lupe Fiasco can place on his ever-decorated resume. Today, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Lupe, alongside professional hooper Amar’e Stoudemire, are releasing a new documentary titled Little Ballers, centering on a group of 11-year-old basketball players in New York City’s Amateur Athletic Union, an inner-city springboard for potential NBA talent.
The doc will air on Nicktoons on Nov. 26 at 9 pm.
The 81-minute doc, which also explores basketball among today’s black youth, is directed by Crystal McCrary and executive produced by Lupe Fiasco and New York Knicks player Amar’e Stoudemire. It features interviews with NBA and WNBA stars including Carmelo Anthony, Steve Nash, Russell Westbrook, Joakim Noah, Walt Frazier, Tyson Chandler, J.R. Smith and Chamique Holdsclaw, as well as HBO Sports svp Kery Davis, Black Enterprise president and CEO Butch Graves, Relativity Sports vp Travis King, and journalists Pablo S. Torre, William C. Rhoden and Roland Martin, among others.
Hit the jump to watch a short preview of the film.
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.