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New Visual: Lupe Fiasco “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)”

A few weeks ago, I posted Lupe Fiasco new track called “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” which was produced by Simonsayz & B-Side and samples Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s “They Reminisce Over You”.  Tonight Wednesday (June 27), the official visual was released. Alexander Nazi directed the visual which was filmed in the West side of Chicago. The track is featured on Lupe’s upcoming album, entitled Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 which arrives September 25. Don’t forget to listen to his second single “Bad Bitch”. Watch Lupe drive through the projects in a white Lamborghini below:

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New Music: Lupe Fiasco “Bitch Bad”

Platinum-selling Atlantic Records rapper Lupe Fiasco is dropping his new album, entitled Food & Liquor 2 on September 25. To support the disc, the Chi-Town native released a new track called “Bitch Bad” which serves as the second single. The official visual to Lupe’s first single, “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” which was produced by Simonsayz & B-Side and samples Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s “They Reminisce Over You” will be out soon. Listen to “Bitch Bad” audio below:

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He Is Really Spitting Knowledge: Lupe Fiasco Releases New Single “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)”

Atlantic Records rapper Lupe Fiasco recently released his new single “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” which was produced by Simonsayz & B-Side and samples Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s “They Reminisce Over You”. Earlier in the week, Lupe went back home to Chicago’s Westside to film the visual. Do you guys really hear what he’s saying? He is really spitting knowledge. Food & Liquor 2 is scheduled to drop in September. Listen to the audio below:

It’s parts of Manilla like the video for Thriller, But the US Embassy is reminiscent of a villa, If poverty is chocolate and privilege vanilla, Then what’s the flavor of the Sunday preacher’s pedophilia, Cash rules everything around these ni***s.”

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Music & Fashion: Pharrell Williams Speaks On His Boot Line, BBC Clothing For Women, Collab Album With Lupe Fisaco & Producing Jay-Z’s “Glory”

While driving to his studio in Miami, Grammy Award winning producer Pharrell Williams chatted with GQ magazine. In the short phone conversation, the talented music artist and fashionisto talked about his upcoming boot line, BBC clothing line for females, collaboration album with Lupe Fiasco and helping Jay-Z craft his daughter-dedicated cut “Glory.” Below are some excerpts:

You’re working on a new line of boots, right? 
Yeah. We’re working on some boots for BBC [Billionaire Boys Club]. But I can’t really talk about it.

Well, speaking of BBC, you’re releasing a women’s line soon, BGC, right? 
Yup! And it’s crazy!

Will there be much of a difference between the men’s and women’s line aside from sizing and maybe color schemes? 
Again, I can’t give it away. Somebody else will do it. [Laughs] But it’s definitely us. It’s signature us. It’s awesome.

You’ve started a lot of fashion trends over the years. Are you aware of the latest that folks are adopting slowly but surely? Style guys are feeling your plaid-shirt-around-the-waist-for-no-reason look. 
[Laughs] Uh, I guess I’m just having a ’90s grunge moment. And, like, is that the case? Is that what you’re seeing?

Are you working on any new music with N.E.R.D.?
Not so much the N.E.R.D., because I’m in producer mode. But I’m definitely in the studio producing shit, though.

Lupe Fiasco recently announced that you’re working on an album together? You two and Kanye West were working on a project once upon a time, too, your crazy schedules interfered. Think this one will pan out? 
I can’t talk about that. Lupe is my man and whatever we’re talking about we can’t really discuss and get into right now. We’re talking about some very interesting things.

Well, let’s talk about something that’s done and out now: Jay-Z’s “Glory.” You produced it. What did it mean to you to assist in making a song for Jay’s first born? It’s like rap’s “Isn’t She Lovely.”
Uh, that was awesome. But again, that was another covert operation.

Did you guys record that in the hours after his daughter was born or was it recorded in advance? Obviously, her first cries were added after she was born.
That was, uh… That was, um… Everything was by design. That’s all I’ll say.

Source: GQ

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In The Studio Making Stadium Music: Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Food & Liquor 2’ & Collaborative Album With Pharrell Williams Coming Soon

The two albums that some of us have been waiting years for is almost done. Chi-Town’s music artist Lupe Fiasco revealed on his website that he and Pharrell Williams are recording a collaborative album. “LUPE AND PHARRELL ALBUM COMING SOON,” said Fiasco.” In addition to his collaboration with Pharrell, Fiasco is also working on his long-awaited LP Food & Liquor 2, the sequel to his 2006 debut album. “I’m not gonna make the same mistake that I did with Lasers,” said Fiasco. Stay tuned to YDBR for the official released dates.

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Dope Studio Session: Pharrell, Tyler & Lupe Fiasco In The Lab

No word on what project(s) these weirdos are cooking up but music producer Pharrell Williams, controversial rapper Tyler, the Creator and the talented Lupe Fiasco were photo’d in the lab together. I’m pretty sure that whatever they’re working on will become an instant hit. Pharrell is a dope producer, Lupe is very talented and Tyler is doing what he does. Props to Tyler, I like his music and style.

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Celebs Style: Rappers Wearing Camo Pants [WHO ROCKED IT THE BEST]?

Music mogul and successful business man Jay-Z was spotted in Paris, France, wearing a green pair of camo cargo pants. Jay was also rocking a  G-Star Slim “Taylor” Denim Jacket, Persol 649 sunglasses with a pair of Adidas Originals Superstar sneakers. Watch The Throne is now platinum. The album’s second single “Ni**as in Paris” recently reached No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. According to Billboard, “Ni**as in Paris” is Jay-Z and Kanye West’s first No. 1. “Watch the Throne’s” lead single, “Otis,” peaked at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in September.

YMCMB rap sensation Drake was spotted wearing a pair of camouflage pants, grey army crewneck sweatshirt and a pair of Tom Ford Bachardy sunglasses. Drizzy was also rocking a pair of Nike Air Jordan retro 6 white/varsity red sneakers. Drizzy’s latest LP Take Care debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 659,000 copies in the first week. Take Care features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, André 3000, Rick Ross, and more.

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New Mixtapes: Lupe Fiasco Dropping ‘Friend Of The People’ On Thanksgiving & Dollah Tha Rapper Dropping The Day After

We’ve been waiting for rapper Lupe Fisaco new mixtape, entitled Friend Of The People for almost a year. According to Emperor Lu (LL) over at KTT, he recently spoke to Lupe in Toronto and he reports that Lupe said  his mixtape Friend of the People will probably drop on Thanksgiving Thursday (November 24).

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On Black Friday (November 25), Dollah Tha Rapper will be releasing his debut mixtape Billion Dollah Rapper. So far, he released two warm-up singles including “I’m On One” Ft. Kases and “Hey Shawty” Ft. Litey. His official single will be out this Fall. His mixtape is so dope, we’re actually having a hard time deciding what song to use as his first single. Dollah is focusing on putting out singles and a few videos before he drops his mixtape. “I am in the studio creating a masterpiece. Once I feel like I am giving my fans my best work; I will put out my mixtape,” says Dollah Tha Rapper. The disc is scheduled for digital download on Black Friday (November 25).

Dollah Tha Rapper is “one of the most critically acclaimed hardcore emcees from the BX.” His music reflect the reputation on the streets. In his music, he rap about the harsh street life and portrays the struggles of living in New York City.

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Touring Across The States: Lupe Fiasco Announces “Generation Laser” Tour

In support of his gold-selling album Lasers, this fall rapper Lupe FIasco will be embarking on a United States “Generation Laser” tour. The tour kicks off on September 1st in his hometown Chicago. This past March, Lupe Fiasco released his album Lasers, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. A few months later, he earned a double platinum plaque for his single “The Show Goes On.” This mark’s Lupe’s second single to go platinum or higher. In 2007, his single “Superstar” went platinum. “The Show Goes On” is Lupe’s biggest record to date.

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He’s Still Thinking About Her: Lupe Fiasco Releases New Video Titled “Outta My Head” Ft. Trey Songz

Rapper Lupe Fiasco recently released the official video to his single “Outta My Head” Ft Trey Songz. The track is off Lupe’s latest album Lasers; which is approaching gold status. In March, Lupe Fiasco released his album Lasers, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Two weeks ago, he earned a double platinum plaque for his single “The Show Goes On.” This mark’s Lupe’s second single to go platinum or higher. In 2007, his single “Superstar” went platinum. “The Show Goes On” is Lupe’s biggest record to date. Peep the visual below:

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