1. Lupe Fiasco's Martial Arts TV Series Scores Asian Distribution Deal

    December 07, 2017 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 The Grammy winner's debut docuseries 'Beat n Path' follows him as he explores his twin passions of kung fu and hip hop on a cross-country tour of China. Hip-hop star Lupe Fiasco 's music and martial arts docuseries  Beat n Path   ...

  2. Lupe Fiasco Drops New Songs 'KJazz' & 'Black Power L Word'

    October 30, 2017 6:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 In February  Lupe Fiasco released his sixth studio album,  DROGAS Light , a prequel to a trilogy of aligning studio albums forthcoming that debuted at No. 28 on the Billboard 200 . Now, before heading out on tour next month, the Chicago native has d ...

  3. Lupe Fiasco Launches Hong Kong Production Company

    October 12, 2017 7:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 The outfit's first project is 'Beat n Path,' a docuseries that follows Fiasco as he explores China's martial-arts history and emerging hip-hop scene. Grammy Award winner Lupe Fiasco is going into business in Hong Kong. The rapper ...

  4. Lupe Fiasco Returns With Socially-Driven Track 'Running From President'

    September 26, 2017 5:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Chicago rapper celebrates the five-year anniversary of 'Food & Liquor 2 with a topical new track that hits on Trump, the KKK and Brexit. On Monday, Lupe Fiasco returned with a new track titled "Running From President" to comme ...

  5. Lupe Fiasco & Gizzle Link Up for 'Jump' Video

    April 10, 2017 1:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco's appetite for unconventional videos continues with his newest visual "Jump" featuring Gizzle.  The bouncy track receives a colorful and animated look, as Fiasco and Gizzle narrate a street tale over the Soundtrakk-produce ...

  6. Lupe Fiasco Pledges Allegiance To Colin Kaepernick On 'Kneelin' On Needles'

    April 03, 2017 3:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco stands up for Colin Kaepernick on his latest politically charged track, “Kneelin’ On Needles.” The Tek.Lun-produced single features the Drogas  Light  artist backing the embattled 29-year-old quarterback, who is still a free agent. Many ...

  7. Lupe Fiasco Delivers Bouncy Performance of 'Jump' on 'Late Night With Stephen Colbert': Watch

    February 24, 2017 12:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco performed his energetic cut  "Jump"  Thursday night (Feb. 23) on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. With Gizzle providing additional support onstage, Fiasco gave a high-spirited performance of the Soundtrakk-produced track. Do ...

  8. Exclusive First Listen: Lupe Fiasco's 'Drogas Light' | Billboard News

    Exclusive First Listen: Lupe Fiasco's 'Drogas Light' | Billboard News

    February 09, 2017 2:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco exclusively released the first blast in a trilogy of albums, 'Drogas Light', on Billboard, featuring Rick Ross, Big K.R.I.T., and Ty Dolla $ign to name a few. 2017 , music , Gizzle , Billboard , drogas , drogas light , Music Ne ...

  9. Lupe Fiasco Gets Energized on New Album 'Drogas Light': Exclusive First Listen

    February 09, 2017 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It’s lit! Lupe Fiasco has flicked the switch on Drogas Light (1st & 15th Productions/Thirty Tigers), and Billboard has the exclusive stream right here.  Drogas Light represents a new beginning for Fiasco. And the beginning of the end.  It’s the ...

  10. Lupe Fiasco Flexes His Storytelling Skills on 'Jump' Featuring Gizzle: Listen

    January 10, 2017 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 In support of his new album Drogas Light , Lupe Fiasco debuted the project's second single "Jump" featuring Gizzle on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show Tuesday (Jan. 10).  On "Jump", Fiasco flexes his lyrical storytelling. ...

  11. Lupe Fiasco Skipping Retirement to Release 'Drogas Light' Next Year

    December 27, 2016 5:04 PM EST 0 0 0 Weeks after bowing out from music  following criticism of his hard-hitting "N.E.R.D." freestyle,  Lupe Fiasco announced the release date for his new album  Drogas Light.  "DROGAS Light, February 10th 2017," he wrote on Twitter .  ...

  12. Anti-Defamation League CEO Calls Lupe Fiasco 'N.E.R.D.' Lyrics 'Offensive' & 'Anti-Semitic'

    December 14, 2016 3:57 PM EST 0 0 0 The Anti-Defamation League has called out  Lupe Fiasco for certain lyrics in his recent freestyle "N.E.R.D." The organization's CEO, Jonathan A. Greenblatt, issued a statement Wednesday (Dec. 14) responding to specific lines in the tr ...

  13. Lupe Fiasco Says He's 'Officially Not Releasing Music Anymore,' Cancels Album Releases

    December 13, 2016 2:21 PM EST 0 0 0 After  Lupe Fiasco  released "N.E.R.D.," using the beat for J. Cole's "Everybody Dies," on Monday (Dec. 12), his hot takes on the music industry (sample lines: "Artists gettin' robbed for their publishing/ By dirty ...

  14. Lupe Fiasco Drops Impassioned Ode to Gaming on 'Killers'

    December 06, 2016 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Though  Lupe Fiasco  won't be releasing three new albums this year as he had hoped, the Chicago wordsmith dropped a new record instead called "Killers" on Monday night.  On Sunday, Lupe teased on Twitter that he would drop "Kille ...

  15. Camila Cabello, Residente & More Artists React to Fidel Castro's Death

    November 26, 2016 1:55 PM EST 0 0 0 From jubilation to toned-down reflective posts, Fidel Castro's death on Friday night (Nov. 25) caused an outpour of mixed reactions on social media from musicians, including Fifth Harmony 's Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui, and Gloria E ...

  16. Lupe Fiasco Dives Into America's Geography on 'Made in the USA': Listen

    November 17, 2016 1:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco is cranking up the intensity with his new album  Drogas Light coming in the new year. The Chicago lyricist returns with a new trap-infused single produced by StreetRunner titled "Made in the USA."  For this record, Lupe guides ...

  17. Lupe Fiasco Calls Kid Cudi a 'Disrespectful Clown' Amid Drake Beef

    October 28, 2016 10:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco inserted himself into Kid Cudi and Drake 's beef  on Friday (Oct. 28), making it clear he has no sympathy Cudi even if he is checked in to rehab .  "Can somebody please send me a meme/pic of a duck in a barbershop getting a fad ...

  18. Lupe Fiasco Pulled Over By Police Following New York City Show

    October 19, 2016 9:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 After hitting the stage at New York City's B.B. King Blues Club  on Tuesday night (Oct. 18), Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco shared on Twitter that he was pulled over and searched by a police squad. In a since-deleted tweet, Fiasco typed, "When ...

  19. 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 0 0 0 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  ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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. ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. '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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

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