Tag: Lupe Fiasco
Lupe’s new single, “Deliver,” has so much depth in. Meanings on top of meanings, that spawns deeper than what meets the eye. On “Deliver,” Lupe does it for the community, his people, and his rabid fans who hang on to his every word. You could learn a thing or two from Mr. Fiasco.
Enjoy his latest visual from Tetsuo & Youth above. Stay tuned for the album to drop next month. No pushbacks.
Lupe’s never been one to bite his tongue or mince his words, and one thing that he’s always felt strongly about are the confines of the major label system. Over the course of his past two albums, he’s expressed great displeasure for having to conform and make commercial albums he’s not necessarily interested in making to appease his recording home, Atlantic Records.
Somehow, December 1st snuck up on us. Crazy, right? The good news is that only gives us a little over a month until Lupe Fiasco’s new album, Tetsuo & Youth, drops. January 20th is the date, and today the track list has trickled out. Lupe’s long-awaited opus includes 16 new tracks and features Buk of PsychoDrama (!), Trae Tha Truth, Fam Lay (!), Glasses Malone, Guy Sebastian, Ab-Soul, Nikki Jean, his sister Ayesha and many more. No word on production yet.
Looks like serious B.I. Looking forward to hearing the finish product and let’s hope it’s as dope if not doper than FL2, which was one of the most underrated projects of the past few years.
Lu’s album got a release date, and the Chi City star is set to deliver Tetsuo & Youth on January 20th. Tonight, Lupe decided to deliver his official first single to the world, the Ty Dolla-assisted, “Deliver.” This new single is dedicated to those who rose or live in the area where the pizza delivery man won’t come. 30 minutes or less? More like 30 minutes or never. More music with a message from Lupe. And with all of these Ty and Lupe collabos, they might as well just give us an EP.
Check out “Deliver” below.
Fall Out Boy and Lupe Fiasco put their own spin on the Chicago Bulls’ anthem, “Only The Bulls,” which the Bulls originally debuted at the home opener on Halloween.
The Bulls began playing the original song again last season and decided to enlist Lupe and Fall Out Boy to put together the new version, which you can get an earful of below.
Big K.R.I.T.’s new album, Cadillactica, is now available for stream via NPR Music, before it hits stores next week (November 11th). One of the obvious standouts is K.R.I.T.’s collabo with Lupe The Killer titled “Lost Generation.” Some thinking man’s music to kick off your week. Hear it below, and check out Cadillactica in full here.
Directed by Chris & Blaq
Damn, Impakt Studios took it back with this Halloween surprise. Today they’ve decided to release Lupe’s video for “The Instrumental,” which was featured on his 2006 debut, Food & Liquor. The video was shelved for whatever reason, but today they’ve decided to pull it out of the vault, blow the dust off it, and share it with the world. Feast your eyes above.
Update: Director Chris Adams speaks on video and difficulty releasing via Atlantic Records:
Back in 2006 Impakt studio was tasked with producing several projects for 1st & 15th artist Lupe Fiasco which included music videos for Kick Push, He say She say, Emperors Soundtrack, as well as support for album cover shoots, EPK’s and commercials. It was a great relationship for us. 1st & 15th C.E.O. Chilly really gave us total creative control over the projects and Lupe really liked what we were doing. I remember Lupe looking around our studio office and seeing anime dvd’s, action figures, skateboards, posters of Che Guevara and smiling saying “I know i’m in the right place”. So we did Kick Push and I remember Lupe was at the Grammy’s while we were finishing it up and we sent him a private link to a snippet of the video hosted on our server.
When all of a sudden our phone started blowing up it was Atlantic records, the snippet had leaked on the internet. A hacker who was a Lupe fan got into our server and posted the snippet online and also locked us out of our server! It was chaos we had to call the host company to shut down our site! Soon after, Kick Push was released. It was doing very well so Lupe put a poll on his myspace page, which at the time he would personally manage and respond to his fans to the tune of about 2 hours a day, the poll was for the fans to decide what video he would do next and overwhelmingly it was for the song American Terrorist, a volatile song to say the least but one of my favorites. So we came up with a Crazy Idea for the video which im not going to tell because id like to use the concept one day, and sent it to Atlantic records…they were not happy with it. It was an idea that would definitely be controversial and Lupe loved it.
Produced by SX.
Lupe drops off the third offering from his upcoming Lost In The Atlantic project, which he’s calling “Mazinger”. After hearing this one, Lu’s definitely three-for-three with his recent releases. This is cold.
Listen for yourself below and look for Lost In The Atlantic to drop soon.
Produced by Soundtrakk
As promised, Lupe Fiasco returns with the new tune, “Haile Selassie.” And yes, he’s back with longtime producer Soundtrakk (which makes us very happy.) His homie Nikki Jean shows up to assist.
Grab “Haile” below. Lu’s new project, Lost In The Atlantic, drops soon. Fiasco season has returned!