Posts tagged "lupe fiasco"

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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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.
By: 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 America…
By: 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,…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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 Ra…
By: 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,…
By: christopherschultz / November 9, 2011

Lupe’s “Airplanes” Demo With Hayley Williams Leaks

While B.o.B turned "Airplanes" into a smash hit, Lupe Fiasco had originally cut his own track using the now-ubiquitous hook by Paramore's Hayley Williams --…
By: Kevin O'Donnell / April 7, 2011

Lupe Fiasco, ‘Lasers’ (1st & 15th/Atlantic)

Lupe Fiasco's oft-delayed, way too overthought third album fuses the seething, political rap of the underground with the motivational, occasionally emo fist-pumping that's been at…
By: Brandon Soderberg / March 8, 2011

Lupe Fiasco Unveils the Rocker Within

For most of Lupe Fiasco's free show at the Williamsburg Music Hall in Brooklyn Sunday night (officially the Walmart Soundcheck presented by Axe Body Spray),…
By: Brandon Soderberg / February 28, 2011

FREE MUSIC: Gorillaz, Yeasayer, Klaxons + More

Artists worldwide got into the holiday spirit in 2010, offering up free downloads, brand new videos, and more. Here's a recap of what's out there…
By: Peter Gaston / December 27, 2010

Kanye West Celebrates Birthday with School Kids

Kanye West turned 33 yesterday, but he didn't celebrate by tearing up the clubs in Chicago, bashing former presidents on MTV, or interrupting pop star…
By: Eric Sundermann / June 9, 2010

Chart-Topper B.o.B. and Lupe Fiasco Wrap Tour

B.o.B. has the top album on the Billboard charts right now, but even so, Lupe Fiasco remained the No. 1 star of the pair's Steppi…
By: Jonathan Zwickel / May 10, 2010

WATCH: Lupe Fiasco and Kenna’s New Video

Never shying away from a good cause, hip-hop stars Lupe Fiasco and Kenna -- who recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to fight the worldwide water crisi…
By: Michael Sheffield / March 10, 2010

SPIN.com’s Best of the Week

This week Green Day gave lucky fans a sneak peek of their summer tour, Jack White's new band, the Dead Weather, debuted live, Rihanna planned…
By: SPIN Staff / April 17, 2009
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