lupe fiasco

Pete Wentz, Rihanna, Chance the Rapper, and Others React to Chester Bennington’s Death

Music fans and fellow artists are mourning the passing of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, who died at the age of 41 earlier today. Linkin Park's music…
Brian Josephs / July 20, 2017

New Music: Lupe Fiasco – “Jump” ft. Gizzle

Despite what he said last month, Lupe Fiasco isn't retiring. His new album DROGAS Light is set to be released February 10, and he premiered the…
Nadya Agrawal / January 10, 2017

Lupe Fiasco Praises New Ab-Soul Album With a Ridiculously Wordy Review

Ab-Soul's Do What Thou Wilt. dropped on December 9 without that much of a splash, peaking at No. 34 on the Billboard 200 and garnering mixed reviews. Pitchfork's Sheldon…
Brian Josephs / January 5, 2017

Lupe Fiasco Continues to Tweet Through It, Calls Out Music Executives Who Allegedly Mistreated Him

Lupe Fiasco's subliminals on "N.E.R.D." are no longer subliminals. After bumping heads with the Anti-Defamation League over lyrics considered anti-Semitic ("dirty Jew execs"), Fiasco has taken…
Brian Josephs / December 14, 2016

The Anti-Defamation League Slams Lupe Fiasco Over Anti-Semitic Lyrics

Update: Fiasco has responded to the Anti-Defamation League's statement through another series of tweets. In response to a tweet from ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt about…
Brian Josephs / December 14, 2016

Lupe Fiasco Abruptly Retires From Music

Update: Pitchfork has obtained screenshots of other tweets by Fiasco that reveal his apparent retirement was inspired after he was accused by some listeners of anti-semitism. The…
Brian Josephs / December 13, 2016

New Music: Lupe Fiasco Disses J. Cole Over His “Everybody Dies” Beat

J. Cole traffics in subliminals, but rarely the sublime. "Everybody Dies," a track that was ultimately left off 4 Your Eyez Only, is noteworthy for its…
Brian Josephs / December 12, 2016

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
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