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

    April 12, 2016 1:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 “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 ...

  2. 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 ...

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

    January 08, 2016 4:14 PM EST 0 0 0 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. "R ...

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

    December 30, 2015 9:55 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    December 21, 2015 9:39 AM EST 0 0 0 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. ...

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

    December 21, 2015 8:42 AM EST 0 0 0 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 AB ...

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

    November 30, 2015 3:54 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    October 15, 2015 11:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  9. Lupe Fiasco Responds to The Game Diss

    October 01, 2015 4:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    September 23, 2015 4:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 , whic ...

  11. 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 bac ...

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

    March 03, 2015 5:51 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  13. 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), acco ...

  14. 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" T ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ex ...

  19. 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 o ...

  20. The Juice Podcast: Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Usher, Lil Wayne & More 'Ask The Juice'

    September 12, 2014 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 On this week’s episode of The Juice Podcast, Pop Shop editor Jason Lipshutz joins me to answer fan questions related to R&B and hip-hop. We cover topics as Nicki Minaj , Chris Brown 's stage presence, Usher 's forthcoming album, Lupe F ...

  21. Watch: Ariana Grande Performs In Honor of Her Late Grandpa at 'Stand Up to Cancer'

    September 06, 2014 12:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Other perforers included Dave Matthews Band, the Who, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco and Common. Ariana Grande performed her song “My Everything” in honor of her late grandpa during this year’s Stand Up to Cancer telethon . Ariana Grande Nabs Second N ...

  22. Top 10 EDM/Rap Collaborations Of All Time

    August 15, 2014 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 EDM and rap have been flirting with each other for decades. Countless EDM remixes of rap songs exist, and producers like Just Blaze and Kanye West have incorporated elements of electronic music into rap. Still, true collaborations between the two ge ...

  23. Ab-Soul Talks About the Duality of 'These Days' Album & Danny Brown's Advice

    June 20, 2014 5:02 PM EDT Ab-Soul is focused on his own — in between jugs of cough syrup, mid-conversation naps and fights with his own label. His raps frequently evoke higher consciousness, but Ab-Soul is only half-awake — if that. It's 11:15 a.m. on a Saturday and ...

  24. Lana Del Rey, Maroon 5 & Ab-Soul: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Video Show Ep. 3 (Watch)

    June 20, 2014 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the a ...

  25. Ed Sheeran's 'Sing' Off To Fast Start At Radio, Retail

    April 08, 2014 3:50 PM EDT After its first day, the singer/songwriter's collab with Pharrell is drawing praise from radio and racking download sales After its first day of availability , Ed Sheeran's "Sing," which Pharrell Williams co-wrote and co-produ ...

  26. MTVu Reveals Details for the 2014 Woodie Awards and Music Festival

    February 06, 2014 3:43 AM EST 0 0 0 MTVu has firmed up details for the 2014 Woodie Awards and music festival. This year's event, held by MTV Networks' college network, is returning to South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, on Thursday, March 13, The Hollywood Reporter ...

  27. Lupe Fiasco & Ed Sheeran Team Up On 'Old School Love': Listen

    October 14, 2013 3:40 PM EDT Lending an ear to Lupe Fiasco's latest comeback should be an easy task. The rapper's new single, "Old School Love," which features Taylor Swift's touring buddy, Ed Sheeran, is an easygoing, positive jam that fights the goo ...

  28. Wale Releases Rihanna-Assisted 'Bad' Remix: Listen

    June 03, 2013 3:44 PM EDT The rapper also debuts Maybach Music Group single 'Poor Decisions' featuring Rick Ross and Lupe FIasco. Wale releases the full-version of the Rihanna-assisted remix to "Bad" just three days after teasing 90 seconds of it on Swa ...

  29. The Seed: Earl Sweatshirt, Chief Keef, Lupe Fiasco

    March 18, 2013 12:46 PM EDT Kicking things off The Seed is Cash Money co-founder and CEO Birdman with the first single off Young Money’s upcoming "Rich Gang: Flashy Lifestyle" compilation album. The crew cut, "Tapout," featuring Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and ...

  30. Lupe Fiasco Takes 'Normal Job' as Creative Director of Health Start-Up

    March 10, 2013 11:30 PM EDT "I'm still doing the rapper thing, but I got a legit 9 to 5 now," Fiasco tells us at SXSW Alicia Keys and Blackberry, Taylor Swift and Diet Coke, Justin Timberlake and Bud Light Platinum. Add Lupe Fiasco to the growing list of artis ...

  31. Lupe Fiasco Talks Creative Director Role At Higi, His New Health And Wellness App, During SXSWi

    March 10, 2013 1:08 PM EDT While it was still three days before South By Southwest Music officially kicks off, at least one high-profile musician made an early stop to Austin Saturday to plug a new technology venture. Lupe Fiasco, the Chicago-raised rap star currently cli ...

  32. Backbeat: Annual Cash Money Party Brings Big Names, Big Plans and Blunt Smoke with Pre-Grammy Revelry

    February 10, 2013 5:43 PM EST Above: Entertainment attorney Vernon Brown (far left, black tie), recent Cash Money signee Aziatix (center), Cash Money CEO Ronald "Slim" Williams (far right, black hat) If there was any question that Young Money Cash Money Billionaire ...

  33. Morning Fix: Obama Inauguration Music Guide; Major Labels' HMV Rescue Plan; Myspace Rights Issue

    January 21, 2013 12:20 PM EST Subscribe to Billboard.biz's free Morning Fix email and other newsletters HERE OBAMA INAUGURATION MUSIC GUIDE: KATY PERRY, ALICIA KEYS, Q-TIP & MORE Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, ...

  34. Lupe Fiasco Scraps 'Food & Liquor II: Pt. 2' Album, Leaves Twitter

    January 17, 2013 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco's next album, "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 2" will no longer be released. The Chicago rapper's sequel to the first "Food & Liquor II" album has been "summarily cancelled,& ...

  35. Curren$y Joined by Lupe Fiasco, Action Bronson and More at New York Show

    January 04, 2013 11:19 PM EST 3 2 0 It's a smoggy smoke-filled evening inside New York City's SOBs as Curren$y packs the venue for a sold-out show. The New Orleans Spitta was ready to dust off his catalog of hits, selecting titles from both his albums and from his myriad of ...

  36. Chart Highlights: The Lumineers Shine Atop Adult Pop Songs

    December 26, 2012 12:40 PM EST The trio's debut Adult Pop Songs smash 'Ho Hey' jumps to No. 1, becoming one of the group's two newly-crowned leaders this week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts. Find out the top songs ...

  37. NBA Players' Favorite Music: Iman Shumpert, J.J. Redick, Corey Brewer

    December 25, 2012 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 From A$AP to Milo Greene, check out what three basketball stars and their team mates are listening to lately. Christmas is always one of the most special days on the NBA calendar: with five marquee match-ups taking place on Tuesday (Dec. 25), basket ...

  38. Chart Highlights: The Lumineers Shine Atop Adult Pop Songs

    December 24, 2012 6:05 PM EST 0 0 0 The trio's debut Adult Pop Songs smash 'Ho Hey' jumps to No. 1, becoming one of the group's two newly-crowned leaders this week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out th ...

  39. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rap Song, Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:34 AM EST Anthems and opuses from hip-hop's big guns and breakthrough stars best RAP album Take Care Drake LABEL: Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records PRODUCERS: Noah "40" Shebib, Boi-1da, Carlo Montagnese, the Weeknd, Jamie "XX" ...

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  41. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the majo ...

  42. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major ...

  43. Gotye, Kimbra Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 30, 2012 4:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Gotye, Kimbra and The Temper Trap took the glory Thursday night at the ARIA Awards, between them collecting most of the big honors. The Australian record industry's flagship awards ceremony is a showcase of the Australian success stories over t ...

  44. Gotye, Kimbra, Temper Trap Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 30, 2012 3:47 PM EST From left: Richard Wilkins and Taylor Swift presenting Gotye with one of his four ARIA Awards Gotye, Kimbra and The Temper Trap took the glory Thursday night at the ARIA Awards, between them collecting most of the big honors. The Australian record ...

  45. Cara Lewis

    November 28, 2012 3:15 PM EST Agent, Creative Artists Agency A Bold Move Cara Lewis, who joined Creative Artists Agency as a music agent in January after a 23-year career at William Morris Endeavor, is widely regarded as the top agent in urban music. Her roster boasts such art ...

  46. Eminem To Executive Produce Skylar Grey's Debut Album

    October 31, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Skylar Grey's debut album, which has been in limbo for over a year, is receiving a helping hand from hip-hop superstar Eminem. The rapper has signed on to executive-produce "Don't Look Down," which is due out in ...

  47. Chart Juice: Miguel's 'Dream' Comes True at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    October 11, 2012 9:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 After Miguel maxed-out at No. 9 with his debut album "All I Want Is You" last year, his sophomore release "Kaleidoscope Dream" debuts in the No. 1 spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums this week with 71,000 copies sold, according to Nie ...

  48. Chart Moves: 'Pitch Perfect' & 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' Soundtrack Albums Debut on Billboard Charts

    October 04, 2012 6:39 PM EDT The Billboard 200: It was all about the triumph of Mumford & Sons' Babel this week on the chart, as the British band's sophomore set crashed in at No. 1 with a whopping 600,000 sold (according to Nielsen SoundScan). Not only did it r ...

  49. Chart Juice: Lupe Fiasco's 'Food' Album Debuts at No. 1, Weeknd Does Double Duty

    October 04, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco scores his second straight No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as his "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1" bows atop the list with 89,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his fourth consecutive ...

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