lupe fiasco

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

Musicians and Artists Mourn Prince’s Death on Twitter

Update: Sheila E. has issued a brief statement on Prince's death. My heart is broken. There are no words. I love you!
Anna Gaca / April 21, 2016

Lupe Fiasco Offers to Destroy Hated Copies of His Album ‘Lasers’ With Real Lasers

Lupe Fiasco's 2011 album Lasers was, uh, not well liked. The rapper, who released his fifth album Tetsuo & Youth earlier this year with minimal fanfare, understands that…
James Grebey / September 1, 2015

Lupe Fiasco Breaks Down Meek Mill’s Allegations Against Drake in an Open Letter

Meek Mill's recent allegations against Drake — that is, that the Toronto musician has a ghostwriter handle the majority of his raps —have spread like (intended)…
Brennan Carley / July 23, 2015

Kendrick Lamar’s Rapper-Eating ‘Control (HOF)’ Verse Inspires Misguided Replies

Kendrick Lamar's fire-breathing verse alongside Jay Electronica on Big Sean's newly aired "Control (HOF)" is having its predictable effect. His intensity in calling out other…
Marc Hogan / August 14, 2013

Poor Decision-Makers Rick Ross, Wale, and Lupe Fiasco Rap About ‘Poor Decisions’

The rapping gentlemen amassed for the new Maybach Music Group single "Poor Decisions" should each know a thing or two about that song's titular subject.Rick…
Chris Martins / June 4, 2013

Grammys 2013: Who Should Win the Big Categories

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards are almost upon us! Hey, we'd love to help you with your office pools and living room side-bets with some…
Christopher R. Weingarten / February 7, 2013

Why Lupe Fiasco’s Anti-Obama Inauguration Performance Is Unsurprising

In Chicago, in 2004, when those blue "Obama" buttons first started popping up, the similarity to the name of America's Public Enemy #1 was obvious.
Marc Hogan / January 21, 2013

Lupe Fiasco Quits Halfway Through Two-Part Album

With one tweet, Lupe Fiasco's 2013 has changed completely.The rapper was supposed to follow up his Grammy-nominated Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap…
Daniel Kreps / January 17, 2013

President Obama (and Jay-Z) Defeat Hip-Hop Apathy

The only time I have ever felt afraid at a rap show was when Killer Mike performed at this year's Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh,…
Brandon Soderberg / November 8, 2012

Lupe Fiasco, ‘Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1′ (

The cover art for Lupe Fiasco's sequel to his 2006 debut, Food & Liquor, is shrouded in all black, a design shtick historically associated with…
Mosi Reeves / October 3, 2012

Lupe Fiasco Mansplains Some More in the Video for ‘Bitch Bad’

Last night, the music video for "Bitch Bad," Lupe Fiasco's muddled, mealy-mouthed missive about rap and misogyny was released. Directed by Gil Green — who…
Brandon Soderberg / August 23, 2012

Lupe Fiasco Mansplains Misogyny on Counterproductive ‘Bitch Bad’

"Who you callin' a bitch?" rages Queen Latifah, on her jazz-sampling single "U.N.I.T.Y.," originally released on the 1993 album Black Reign. "I'm a bad bitch…
Marc Hogan / June 26, 2012

Pete Rock Slams Lupe Fiasco for Crappy ‘T.R.O.Y.’ Bite

On Sunday night, Lupe Fiasco dropped "Around My Way (Freedom Isn't Free)" from his long-anticipated, improbably titled Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap…
Christopher R. Weingarten / May 22, 2012

A Brief History of Rappers Sampling Radiohead

In 2011, "Looking for the perfect beat" increasingly means digging on the Hype Machine for out nerdball indie rock â€" in the last two years,…
christopherschultz / November 9, 2011
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