Lupe Fiasco is out with the music video to his new single ‘Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)’, off the Chicago rapper’s fourth album ‘Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album’, out soon on Atlantic Records. The Alex Nazari directed video and was filmed in Lupe’s hometown and features the rapper with glowing eyes. The video features a cameo from Trae. Watch it via YouTube below.
Lupe Fiasco has announced plans for the ‘Generation LASER’ tour, a full-scale North American trek that will see the Grammy Award-winning artist performing across the country through the fall, wrapping on October 11th at Fox Theater in Oakland, California. The tour is in support of the Chicago rapper’s third studio album ‘Lasers’, out now on 1st & 15th / Atlantic. The major tour will feature various opening artists including Big Sean, Girl Talk, Tinie Tempah, Sarah Green and Wale in select markets. Check out the full schedule below.
September 12 Boston, MA House of Blues
September 15 West Long Branch, NJ MAC Center
September 16 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
September 17 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts
September 18 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Amphitheatre
September 20 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park
September 22 Auburn, AL Auburn University
September 23 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
September 24 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater
September 28 Columbus, OH Le Pavilion
September 29 Saint Louis, MO St. Louis University
September 30 West Lafayette, IN Purdue University
October 2 Champaign, IL University of Illinois
October 4 Dekalb, IL Northern Illinois University
October 5 Ames, IA Iowa State
October 6 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
October 7 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
October 9 Las Vegas, NV The Palms
October 10 Los Angeles, CA The Palladium
October 11 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Lupe Fiasco is out with the music video to his new single ‘Out Of My Head’, featuring Trey Songz, off the Chicago, Illinois rapper’s third studio album ‘Lasers’, out now on Atlantic Records. The Michael Thelin directed video features a cameo from Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka.
“‘Out of My Head’ is such a dope song and easily one of my favorite collaborations to date,” Trey said about the track. “When Lupe first played the track for me I knew it was going to be a smash, and I’m happy it’s been received so well. The MTV Movie Awards are such a special event, and Lupe is a great performer, so I am excited to be able to do the show with him.”
Watch it via YouTube below.
Lupe Fiasco is out with the music video to his politically charged single ‘Words I Never Said’, featuring Skylar Grey, off the Chicago rapper’s third studio album ‘Lasers’, out now on Atlantic Records / 1st & 15th. Watch the Sanaa Hamri directed video via YouTube below.
Lupe Fiasco recently did a live set for Walmart Soundcheck. The Chicago rapper performed ‘Shining Down’, ‘I Don’t Wanna Care’, ‘Go Go Gadget Flow’, ‘Hip Hop Saved My Life’, ‘Beautiful Lasers’ and ‘Superstar’. The show and an interview video can be viewed at soundcheck.walmart.com. Check out additional pictures after the cut. (more…)
Special K of 103.5 KISS FM in Chicago interviewed Lupe Fiasco the other day. The rapper discussed issues with the label and B.o.B on ‘Nothing on You’, the suicidal talk, how his new album ‘Lasers’ outsold ‘Glee’, not being much of a television watcher, what the new album means to him, growing out his hair, and more. Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Lupe Fiasco joined Tim Westwood on 1Xtra and talked about his new album ‘Lasers’, fans demonstrations, his bling, ‘Kick Push’, Islam, America, politics and Barack Obama. “The American federal government, America’s foreign policy is something I can’t.. cause when you vote for that person, you vote for that,” Lupe said about not voting for Obama or anyone else in 2008. “You vote for bombs lodged in the sides of schools that say Made in the USA. You vote for the tear gas canisters that Mubarak’s people who were firing into the crowds. American tax dollars paid for that.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Long time friend of KUBE 93’s Sunday Night Sound Session, Lupe Fiasco returned to Seattle to speak with DJ Hyphen and J. Moore on Monday (January 14). The trio broadcast live on KUBE93.com and talked about his long awaited ‘Lasers’ project, his rabid fan base, life away from the stage and studio, how his lyrics impact listeners, being misinterpreted in the media, how he relaxes at home, and more. After the interview, they opened the floor up to questions from viewers who were logged in watching live. Watch footage of the visit via YouTube below.
JoJo Wright of KIIS FM and Lupe Fiasco talked about the alien implant in Lupe’s leg, which the rapper insists came about as a result of an alien enounter. Watch via YouTube below.
Gatorade created ‘Replay’ to restage classic games that ended in controversy, offering athletes a second chance for redemption. The third season of ‘Relay’ is airing on Fox Sports Net and features two South Side Chicago high school basketball teams – so Chicago natives Common, Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson, and No I.D. collaborated to record the track, ‘We Can Do It Now’, an ode to their hometown in celebration of the popular series. Watch a video for the song via YouTube below.