New Lupe Fiasco Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


2017-09-19-chuck-inglish-lupe-fiasco-all-city-chess-club

Lupe Fiasco’s All City Chess Club Supergroup Was Always Doomed According to One Member [Feature ]

It's been seven years since Lupe Fiasco hastily formed All City Chess Club, the rap supergroup that never was featuring J. Cole, Wale, B.o.B, The Cool Kids, Asher Roth, Charles Hamilton, Blu and Diggy Simmons.... Read More

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Joe Budden, “Pump It Up” & the Curious Case of Misleading Rap Singles [Feature ]

Technically, Joe Budden is, by definition, a one-hit wonder. The same Joe who criticized Lil Yachty’s always-sunny positivity was the voice encouraging bodies to gleefully gyrate in 2003 and beyond. Featured on Madden... Read More

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“Promise Broken”: Lupe Fiasco Shockingly Cancels Two Remaining 2017 Albums (For Now) [Feature ]

This might come as a surprise to die-hard fans of Lupe Fiasco, but the Chicago veteran has decided to cancel his two remaining 2017 album releases. Wait, just kidding, this news isn't surprising at all. In response... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco Admits He Made a Crappy Album Because Atlantic Didn’t “Deserve” His Best [Feature ]

On February 10, Lupe Fiasco released his sixth full-length album, DROGAS Light, which moved just north of 14k first-week copies. During a recent show in Seattle, Washington, the Chicago rapper took five minutes out of his... Read More

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10 Best Rap Song Series, Ranked [Feature ]

Good things don't always need a sequel. Donnie Darko is best remembered as a one-and-done and not even Biggie could save The Blueprint 2. If Ashton Kutcher really could time travel, he'd be wise to hunt... Read More

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Hate Roundtable: Beloved, Acclaimed Hip-Hop Albums We Hated [Feature ]

Every hip-hop fan has at least one. You know, an album that is universally praised by fans, deemed a "classic" or "near-classic" by the media, but no matter how many times you press play, you just don't hear "it."... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco’s ‘DROGAS Light’ Sold 14,416 Copies, Is That Good? [Feature ]

First-week sales numbers are in for Lupe Fiasco's sixth studio album DROGAS Light and, while they might pale in comparison to his previous album releases and many of his major label peers, they are not as bad as you... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco ‘DROGAS Light’ 1 Listen Album Review [Feature ]

Lupe Fiasco is brilliant, controversial, and unpredictable. The last few years have been filled with the Chicago lyricist saying, rhyming and tweeting thoughts that have sent shockwaves rippling through the internet. He... Read More

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The Perfect Goodbye: The Moments Our Favorite Rap Stars Should Have Retired [Feature ]

Death changed Walter White. Breaking Bad brought to television the psyche of a man who turned his cancer diagnoses into a rebirth. The transformation happened slowly, but by the series end, he was a new man. It... Read More

2016-12-12-lupe-fiasco-nerd-freestyle-anti-semitic

Lupe Fiasco’s Anti-Semitic Lyrics in “N.E.R.D” Freestyle Are Dangerous [Feature ]

Over the past few months, Lupe Fiasco has made it increasingly difficult for fans to remain supportive of his career. From annoying retirement threats and constant album delays to newly-released, mediocre music and... Read More

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Blame Jay Z For Lupe Fiasco Signing to Atlantic Records [Feature ]

HipHopDX’s The Breakdown is one of my favorite things on the internet. Every Saturday, Justin Hunte breaks down a news item or debate topic or forgotten event from hip-hop history (like Tupac and De La Soul’s... Read More

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Bill Murray Attended a Lupe Fiasco Show & Made Him Do a Double Encore, Because Of Course He Did [Feature ]

Ah yes, Bill Murray. We’ve all heard the stories: he crashed some guy's bachelor party; he drove a golf cart back to his hotel in Stockholm; he randomly decided to start bartending at SXSW and served... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco’s “Made In the USA” is Another Underwhelming Preview of ‘DROGAS Light’ [Feature ]

Last month I wrote about how Lupe Fiasco makes it hard to be a Lupe fan. It’s a struggle supporting one of the most gifted rappers alive who, thanks to label politics, broken promises and a dose of self-sabotaging,... Read More

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A Brief History of Kanye Bringing Artists Into the Mainstream [Feature ]

Brilliant, confident, radical, defiant―just a few words that come to mind when reflecting on the musical career of Kanye West. Watching him throughout the years has been like witnessing a walking tornado of genius... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco Makes it Hard to be a Fan of Lupe Fiasco [Feature ]

It’s hard being a Lupe fan. Even the man himself admitted it. In the decade since he dropped his debut album, Food & Liquor, Lupe Fiasco has established himself as one of the greatest emcees to ever grace the mic.... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco Doesn’t Believe His “Food & Liquor” Album is a Classic [Feature ]

He had a skateboard instead of a Lexus, giant robots instead of automatic weapons, introspective raps instead of a trendy dance—the arrival of Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor was like the arrival of an... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco Says Big K.R.I.T. “Renegaded” Him & Rick Ross on “DROGAS Light” [Feature ]

In early 2015, Lupe Fiasco dropped off his fifth studio album Tetsuo & Youth, which was met with definitive praise. Since then Lupe has parted ways with Atlantic Records, threatened retirement (again), and threatened... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco is Anti-Genius, Might Self-Annotate His New Albums [Feature ]

Lupe Fiasco is widely regarded as one of the most lyrical emcees of our generation, and so his projects being made available for annotation on Genius is kind of a no-brainer, as the sole purpose of the site is to bring... Read More

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Mind Blown: Lupe Fiasco’s “Adoration of the Magi” Lyrics Are Genius [Feature ]

Hip-hop lyrics can be like a Rorschach test - look at them long enough and you're sure to start seeing things that aren't actually there. More often than not when I've interviewed an artist and asked them... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco & The Hidden Power of Fan Data for Artists [Feature ]

Lupe almost got it right.  Yesterday, Mr. Fiasco released his new song, "Pick Up the Phone," via his website, and you could only listen to the song in exchange for entering your email address and zip code. In 2016... Read More

2016-06-08-lupe-fiasco-cancels-the-cool-2-album-threatens-retirement

Lupe Fiasco Cancels “The Cool 2” Album, Threatens Retirement for 47th Time [Feature ]

Lupe Fiasco does what he wants. If he wants to concentrate on becoming one of the world's best Street Fighter players, he's gonna put down that mic and pick up a joystick. If he wants to announce albums and... Read More

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All City Chess Club, the Rap Supergroup That Never Was [Feature ]

“This is All City Chess Club FYI: Asher Roth, B.O.B, The Cool Kids, Charles Hamilton, Blu, Diggy, J. Cole, Wale, and Lupe Fiasco” The tweet arrived on timelines with no further explanation. 140 characters of... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco Finally Gets GRAMMY Award for “Daydreamin” 8 Years Later [Feature ]

I've been to the GRAMMYs. While they're not fake, they're also not real, certainly as much about spectacle and television ratings and Egg McMuffins as they are about celebrating greatness in music. And... Read More

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Kanye West - Black Skinhead (Remix) ft. Miley Cyrus, Travis Scott & Lupe Fiasco [Stream]

Update: Sorry, “Black Skinhead (Remix)” is no longer streaming. We will be sure to update if and when an official stream is made available. Read More

2016-12-21-lupe-fiasco-is-planning-to-release-3-albums-in-2016

Lupe Fiasco is Planning to Release 3 Albums in 2016 [Feature ]

New Lupe Fiasco albums, yes albums, as in plural, are headed our way in 2016. This past Friday, on the 8th anniversary of his The Cool album, Fiasco tweeted that the sequel, The Cool 2, won't be ready for... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco Tweets That “The Cool 2” Album is Coming! (In Two Years) [Feature ]

It looks like we might be getting some new Lupe Fiasco, just not anytime soon.  On the eighth anniversary of his album The Cool, Fiasco tweeted in recognizance of the landmark and seemed to hint at a follow-up to the... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco Calls Out Kid Cudi During Concert, Tweets He’s a “F**king Sucka” [Feature ]

Lupe Fiasco isn't a fan of Kid Cudi and on Friday evening, during a performance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he decided to remind everyone just where he stands in relation to Mr. Cudi. “To all my enemies,... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco & The Plight of the Underpaid Producer [Feature ]

Recently I witnessed one of the most interesting Twitter conversations I've seen in a while, although writing "most interesting Twitter conversation" is a lot like writing "most thought provoking episode of The... Read More

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Sing About Me: Rappers Keeping The Art of Storytelling Alive [Feature ]

You never know what to expect the first time you hear a new artist. Pressing play on an album is like showing up for a blind date, unable to predict what awaits, thrilled by the unknown. You reach the highest of highs... Read More

2015-09-28-lupe-fiasco-the-cool-2-announcement

Lupe Fiasco Announces “The Cool 2” Album, Continues Massive 2015 [Feature ]

Lupe Fiasco has had quite a year. The Chicago emcee kicked off his 2015 with the release of Tetsuo & Youth this past January. The album, which was met with positive reviews from critics and fans... Read More

2015-08-31-lupe-fiasco-destroy-lasers

Didn’t Like “Lasers”? Lupe Fiasco Will Destroy Your Copy With An Actual Laser [Feature ]

Did you enjoy Lupe Fiasco's third studio album? Odds are that even if you did, it was not your favorite body of work from the veteran lyricist. Despite it's tremendous commercial success - the album debuted at... Read More

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PJ - Say ft. Lupe Fiasco [Stream]

Atlantic Records recording artist PJ has released Say, a new single featuring former labelmate Lupe Fiasco. The KeY Wane-produced cut doesn’t appear on PJ’s Walking Around Pools EP, but the project is available... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco - LAW (LoveAllWays) ft. SimonSayz [Stream]

Lupe Fiasco has unearthed LAW (LoveAllWays), an unreleased record from his Tetsuo & Youth sessions. The song is produced by Floss&Flame, who worked with the Chicago native on his Ab-Soul collabo Thorns & Horns,... Read More

2015-07-23-lupe-fiasco-weighs-in-on-drake-meek-ghostwriting-fiasco

Lupe Weighs In on Drake & Meek’s Ghostwriting Fiasco [Feature ]

As you are almost certainly aware, the Internet in recent days has been taken over by this Meek Mill and Drake "beef." With everyone debating whether or not Drake does in fact have a ghostwriter, and the extent to which... Read More

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Consequence & Lupe Fiasco - Countdown ft. Chris Turner [Stream]

Your Countdown to dope music ends now, as Consequence and Lupe Fiasco drop off their freshly-minted collaborative single. Featuring vocals from singer Chris Turner, the two trade off verses of expected caliber over the smooth... Read More

2015-05-01-lupe-fiasco-it-just-might-be-okay-gemini

Lupe Fiasco - It Just Might Be Okay ft. Gemini [Stream]

If you looked at the title and thought, “didn’t Lupe Fiasco already have a song by this name?” you are correct. Today we have a massive throwback from the veteran wordsmith, who’s decided to drop a... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco - Adoration Of The Magi ft. Crystal Torres [Stream]

Update: The Alex Nazari-directed NSFW visuals for Lupe Fiasco’s Adoration Of The Magi single have been added. In 2014, many Lupe Fiasco fans were pleased with the plethora of strong releases from Chi-Town’s... Read More

2015-03-12-lupe-fiasco-atomic-misphilosophy

Lupe Fiasco - Atomic Misphilosophy [Stream]

After liberating a beam of Stellar Light last week, Lupe Fiasco digs even deeper in the crates for his latest unearthing, Atomic Misphilosophy. A leftover from his excellent 2012 album Food & Liquor II, this freebie finds... Read More

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Take 2 Album Review: Lupe Fiasco’s “Tetsuo & Youth” (Lupe Back?) [Feature ]

Yesterday someone accused me of procrastinating on this follow-up review for Lupe Fiasco's Tetsuo & Youth, and they were right. I was procrastinating. Honestly, I was hoping that if I just melted into the shadows,... Read More

2015-03-03-lupe-fiasco-stellar-light

Lupe Fiasco - Stellar Light [Stream]

It’s safe to say that the U.S. Men’s National Team’s run in the 2014 FIFA World Cup didn’t end in a way that could be described as a Stellar Light. Nevertheless, fans who might have heard a snippet of this... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco - Mural [Stream]

One week after the album’s release, the verdict is in: Tetsuo & Youth represents Lupe Fiasco‘s return to the heights of his early career. That means that, like Food & Liquor and The Cool, the project is... Read More

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The Liberation of Lupe Fiasco on “Tetsuo & Youth” [Feature ]

Sometimes freedom comes from completely giving up. That sounds like losing, doesn’t it? That’s because we’ve been conditioned to believe you have to win. You have to beat your opponent. You have to... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco ft. Ab-Soul & Troi - They. Resurrect. Over. New. [Stream]

If you’re a loyal reader of The DJBooth, I don’t need to tell you that Lupe Fiasco dropped a new album today; odds are, you’ve already given it enough spins to memorize half the lyrics. Others, however, may... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth [Album]

It's rare for me to be so excited for an album the way I am for Lupe Fiasco's Tetsuo & Youth. No, let me be more careful with my words. I'm...cautiously optimistic. I'm hopeful. I'm ready to be blown away, but bracing myself... Read Full Review

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1 Listen Album Review: Lupe Fiasco’s “Tetsuo & Youth” (Lupe Back) [Feature ]

It's rare for me to be so excited for an album the way I am for Lupe Fiasco's Tetsuo & Youth. No, let me be more careful with my words. I'm...cautiously optimistic. I'm hopeful. I'm ready to be blown... Read More

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Lost After “Lasers,” A Lupe Fiasco Fan Finds His Membership Card [Feature ]

The moment the transaction was completed, she knew her decision was foolish. We were six or seven, old enough to attend school, but too young to conduct ourselves like adults when Pokemon was involved. She lived two houses... Read More

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Guy Sebastian ft. Lupe Fiasco - Linger [Stream]

It only takes three minutes or so to listen to your average pop song, but if it’s a good one, it’ll Linger on in your head for hours—or even days—to come. The next record to take up long-term residence in your... Read More

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The Legacy of Lupe Fiasco’s Classic Album “The Cool” 7 Years Later [Feature ]

2007 was a pivotal year in hip-hop that, ultimately, was run from two very different sides of the genre; one by Kanye West and another by Soulja Boy. Soulja Boy would clearly influence future acts like the... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco ft. Ty Dolla $ign - Deliver [Stream]

Update: We’ve added the new Alex Nazari-directed visuals to Deliver. For the first minute or so of Lupe Fiasco‘s new single, Deliver, I thought it was a joke. This is the first release from Lupe’s... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco ft. Nikki Jean - Madonna [And Other Mothers In The Hood] [Stream]

After the holidays have come and gone, many music fans will be sitting on an iTunes or Best Buy gift card. January, known in the industry as the slowest new music month of the year, will offer a limited selection of new music... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco ft. PJ - Mazinger [Stream]

Last week, Lupe Fiasco lit the fuse on Lost in the Atlantic, the digital prelude to his next full-length, with a reader-acclaimed joint dedicated to Ethiopian monarch Haile Selassi. The follow-up single is also based on a... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco ft. Nikki Jean - Haile Selassie [Stream]

In anticipation of the January arrival (hopefully) of his long-awaited fifth album, Lupe Fiasco plans to drop a digital project bearing the pointed name “Lost in the Atlantic.” Today, we get our second taste (see Lilies)... Read More

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S1 Details Lupe Fiasco’s “Tetsuo & Youth” & Black Vietnam Albums (Bonus Lupe Text) [Feature ]

Subscribe to DJBoothTV What a ride it's been. First, Symbolyc One (S1) talked about his work on Logic's new album and revealed there's a Raekwon and A$AP Rocky track on the way. Then he said that "Guilt... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco ft. Sirah - Lilies [Stream]

Earlier this week, Atlantic Records announced that Lupe Fiasco‘s long-delayed, super-overdue new album, Tetsuo & Youth, will be released this coming January. (We’ll believe it when we see hear it.) While three... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco ft. Billy Blue - Pu$$y [Stream]

The hip-hop world is patiently waiting for Lupe Fiasco to release his super-delayed, much-anticipated album, Tetsuo & Youth, but in the meantime we’ll certainly accept free music with open arms ears. Pu$$y, which... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco ft. Jennifer Hudson & Common - Remission [Stream]

Back in May, Lupe Fiasco announced his newly-launched partnership with charitable nonprofit Stand Up for Cancer by unleashing Mission, a moving joint dedicated to all suffering from the disease. Now, the emcee has enlisted... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco Puts Ratchet Appeal With a Concept “Next To It” [Feature ]

By now, judging by the amount of articles I’ve written about him, you know my bias when it comes to Lupe Fiasco. That’s not a secret, and frankly that’s neither here nor there when I'm pointing... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco ft. Ty Dolla $ign - Next To It [Stream]

Back in February, eyebrows were raised across the hip-hop blogosphere when Lupe Fiasco hooked up with Ty Dolla $ign to drop the surprisingly smooth, straightforward $nitches. Turns out the collaboration wasn’t just a... Read More

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Ab-Soul ft. Lupe Fiasco & Nikki Jean - World Runners [Stream]

With only a week until Ab-Soul‘s new album drops, Solo comes through with a major feature in the form of World Runners, featuring the always verbose Lupe Fiasco and Lupe’s frequent vocal compatriot, Nikki Jean.... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco - Mission [Stream]

Mission is much more than just a new song from Lupe Fiasco, and the lead single from his upcoming album. More importantly, it serves as an announcement of Lupe’s partnership with Stand Up To Cancer, and the poignant... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco x Ab-Soul - Thorns & Horns [Stream]

Were you one of the hardcore Lupe Fiasco fans who heaved a sigh of disappointment at the straightforward, radio-ready style of last week’s Snitches? Then Thorns & Horns is for you. A loosie released (according to... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco ft. Ty Dolla $ign - Snitches [Stream]

Just when I think I’ve got Lupe Fiasco pegged, he winds up and throws another curveball. On reading the title of his latest feature, Snitches, I was expecting a heady lyrical deconstruction of the street code. Instead,... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco - Kick Push [Stream]

Get ready to feel old, Booth readers; it’s been the better part of a decade since Lupe Fiasco hit the scene with Kick Push. To heads like you or me, the 2006 release of the Chi-Town stalwart’s debut single (the... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco ft. Ed Sheeran - Old School Love [Stream]

In recent months, we’ve heard a rejuvenated Lupe Fiasco showcase the cerebral side of his rhyme style in aggressive, tightly-wound jams like SLR 2 and Peace of Paper / Cup of Jayzus. So fans might be a little surprised... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco - Peace of Paper/Cup of Jayzus [Stream]

Early last month, Lupe Fiasco took to Twitter to announce the September 11, release of something called Peace of Paper/Cup of Jayzus. Today, we finally learn what’s behind that cryptic title: a dope new promo single. On... Read More