1. Watch Dee-1, Lupe Fiasco & Big K.R.I.T. Squad Up In the 'Against Us' Remix Video: Premiere

    May 03, 2016 12:48 PM EDT New Orleans rapper Dee-1 recruits his long-time friends -- and bona fide spitters --  Big K.R.I.T.  and Lupe Fiasco  for the remix to his 2014 joint "Against Us."  “The line-up for this song feels like an All-Star team," Dee-1 tells  Billboard . "Lupe is a legend, K.R.I.T.…

  2. Mamby on the Beach Announces 2016 Lineup & Expansion: Chet Faker, Chromeo & More

    April 12, 2016 1:36 PM EDT “Saturday, in the park, think it was the fourth of July.” So sang long-haired rock band Chicago in 1972, and so it will be in the Windy City this summer, except the party isn't going down in just any park. We're taking this celebration to the beach. Mamby on the Beach is back and…

  3. Lupe Fiasco Caters to His Fans on L.A. Tour Stop at Fonda Theatre: Live Review

    January 19, 2016 5:49 PM EST With his musical career supposedly finishing by year’s end, Lupe Fiasco took the stage at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre for the fourth stop on his For The Fans tour, his latest trek since releasing his final Atlantic Records album  Tetsuo & Youth  in January 2015. For an event targeting…

  4. Lupe Fiasco Says 'Roy' Will Be His Final Album

    January 08, 2016 4:14 PM EST Lupe Fiasco could be eyeing retirement this year. After announcing last month that he would be releasing three albums -- Drogas, Skulls  and  Roy  -- in 2016, the Chicago native took to Twitter on Friday (Jan. 8) to announce his final album. "Roy" will be my last album. LUPend,"…

  5. Lupe Fiasco Announces 2016 U.S. Tour Dates

    December 30, 2015 9:55 AM EST Lupe Fiasco is kicking off 2016 with a nationwide trek dedicated to his fans. He took to Twitter on Monday (Dec. 28) to announce the dates for his 17-date outing, which starts on Jan. 13 in Seattle and wraps in Indianapolis a month later. 2O16 TOUR FOR THE FANS #THANKYOU TICKETS: https://t.co…

  6. Lupe Fiasco Announces the First of Three Albums Planned For 2016

    December 21, 2015 9:39 AM EST Lupe Fiasco , who just released his fifth studio album Tetsuo & Youth earlier this year, took to Twitter on Sunday (Dec. 20) to announce his next release Drogas -- the first of what he says will be three "full album releases" in 2016. Tetsuo & Youth marked the final album…

  7. Chicago DJ Timbuck2 Dies at 34; Kanye West, Common, Vic Mensa & More Pay Tribute

    December 21, 2015 8:42 AM EST Chicago DJ and radio personality Timothy "Timbuck2" Jones, who fostered local hip-hop and toured with artists like Kanye West , Lupe Fiasco , and Common , died over the weekend (Dec. 19) following a battle with cancer, per a report from ABC . He was 34. Kanye West's G.O.O.D.…

  8. Lupe Fiasco Disses Kid Cudi at Milwaukee Show, Later Says He's 'Done Wit it'

    November 30, 2015 3:54 PM EST Lupe Fiasco is still sorting out his beef with Kid Cudi . After a heated Twitter exchange in January, the Chicago rapper took aim at Cudder during a freestyle at a recent show in Milwaukee, WI, this past weekend. “Make sure that you listen to every rhythm that I be spittin’, unconditionally…

  9. Lupe Fiasco Starts Nonprofit to 'Kick-Start Neighborhood-Based Entrepreneurship'

    October 15, 2015 11:37 AM EDT Lupe Fiasco is turning his political lyrics into action with his new non-profit, the Neighborhood Start Fund.  Lupe Fiasco Responds to The Game Diss Co-founded by Waze head of global partnerships Di-Ann Eisnor, the fund is intended to bring start-up culture (and funding) to under-served…

  10. Lupe Fiasco Responds to The Game Diss

    October 01, 2015 4:09 PM EDT We're still feeling the heat from the Drake / Meek Mill beef, but it looks like there's a new pair of rappers stepping into the ring. The Game & Kanye West's 'Documentary 2' Collab 'Mula' Leaks Online The Game 's upcoming album, The Documentary 2 ,…

  11. 'One Tree Hill' Premiered 12 Years Ago Today: The 12 Best Music Moments

    September 23, 2015 4:36 PM EDT It’s hard to believe that it’s been 12 years since we were introduced to the world of One Tree Hill , but fans of the show will never forget. Today’s anniversary of the show’s premiere (Sept. 23, 2003) sparked the trending topic #12YearsOfOTH , which was filled with tweets from fans…

  12. Guy Sebastian Selected as Australia's First-Ever Eurovision Contestant

    March 05, 2015 4:19 AM EST Pop singer  Guy Sebastian has been chosen as Australia's first-ever representative at the Eurovision Song Contest.  Sebastian is no stranger to the big stage of a fan-voted pop extravaganza. He won the inaugural edition of Australian Idol back in 2003, and he has gone on to a hugely…

  13. Azealia Banks Vows to Give Up Twitter for Lent: 'I Need to Give My Mind a Break'

    March 03, 2015 5:51 AM EST Azealia Banks won't be starting any Twitter tirades this month. She's vowed to give-up tweeting for Lent. "I missed the beginning of Lent but better late than never. I'm going off tweets until April 2nd!! My management will tweet AB news," she tweeted Monday.  I…

  14. Joey Bada$$ & Lupe Fiasco Rule Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    January 29, 2015 5:36 PM EST The chart greets two new rap albums, entering at Nos. 1 & 2. Brooklyn-based rapper Joey Bada$$ enters at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with his first studio set, B4.Da.$$ , with 54,000 copies sold in its first week (ending Jan. 25), according to Nielsen Music. It's the second…

  15. Lupe Fiasco Quits Twitter, 'Never Really Liked Dealing With the Public'

    January 13, 2015 9:58 PM EST Following the release of Lupe Fiasco 's highly anticipated Tetsuo & Youth next week, the Chicago rapper says he'll be removing himself from the public eye.  Fiasco made the announcement he would "go back into the shadows" Tuesday on Twitter, saying "These are my…

  16. Kid Cudi & Lupe Fiasco Argue on Twitter Over Kendrick Lamar's Michael Brown Comments

    January 11, 2015 1:34 PM EST Kendrick Lamar 's comments about the outcome of the Michael Brown case in Billboard's recent cover story are causing quite the stir in the hip-hop community. Kendrick Lamar on Ferguson, Leaving Iggy Azalea Alone & Why We're in the Last Days First, Azealia Banks…

  17. Lupe Fiasco Shares His Thoughts On Iggy Azalea

    December 20, 2014 7:24 PM EST Another day and Iggy Azaela remains a hot-button issue. On Satuday (Dec. 20), just one day after the hacking group Anonymous threatened to release photos of the rapper from an X-rated tape, Lupe Fiasco has also been asked to weigh in on the rapper's place in the industry by a fan on…

  18. Big K.R.I.T. Delivers Best Work With 'Cadillactica': Track-by-Track Review

    November 10, 2014 1:44 PM EST Before Big K.R.I.T. releases an album, he puts his music through the car test. That is, once his project is complete, the 28-year old rapper/producer cues up his recorded compilation of songs and takes a four-hour drive from his Atlanta home and recording base back to his hometown of…

  19. Fall Out Boy & Lupe Fiasco Team Up for Revamped Chicago Bulls Anthem

    November 07, 2014 5:26 PM EST Given their recent collaborative work with 2 Chainz and Rick Ross , Fall Out Boy 's latest song -- featuring Lupe Fiasco -- doesn't seem too bizarre. At least, until you hear it. The FOB/Fiasco collabo finds the two Chicago-based acts extolling the on-the-court glory of the…

  20. Lupe Fiasco-Produced Sports Doc 'Little Ballers' to Air in November

    October 06, 2014 11:50 PM EDT Nickelodeon has set an airdate for Little Ballers . The sports documentary -- centering on a group of 11-year-old basketball players in New York City's Amateur Athletic Union, an inner-city springboard for potential NBA talent -- will air on Nicktoons on Nov. 26 at 9 p.m., during the…

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