Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco debuted three new songs yesterday (Aug. 5) during his hometown set at Lollapalooza, including "Superstardom," the first single from his upcoming second album.

Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco debuted three new songs yesterday (Aug. 5) during his hometown set at Lollapalooza, including "Superstardom," the first single from his upcoming second album. Backstage, the artist told Billboard.com he is still eyeing an Oct. 31 release for the set, dubbed "Lupe Fiasco's The Cool," although that date may move.

Fiasco dedicated "Superstardom," which features vocalist Matthew Santos, to the Lollapalooza crowd, telling them, "Ya'll are my superstars. I just want to jump down there and get everybody's autograph." The artist also played the new cut "Paris, Tokyo," as well as a snippet of "US Placers," the Thom Yorke-sampling song which features Kanye West and Pharrell Williams.

Later, he introduced rapper Gemini, who he has signed to his 1st & 15th imprint via Atlantic. Gemini's debut, "Troubles of the World," should be out before the end of the year.

"The Cool" will be the follow-up to last year's "Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor," which earned three Grammy nominations. Once he's finished in the studio, Fiasco will perform at the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle in early September.

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