Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thanks to Mike for sending in your review!!
I saw lupe Fiasco at tcnj last night. His show was one of the best hours of my life. I'm a huge Lupe fan and seeing him bring his concept accross in person was nothing short of amazing. He sounded good and was entertaining for his fans and also to those who don't really know him very well. I was a little upset when he asked people to raise their hands if they don't like him and some people actually did, I thought that was a bit ignorant but I understood that their were a lot of people there to see Ludacris and not Lupe. I found it interesting to see how different the two artists are. Lupe had his gold chain and rolex president on( i was in the second row middle), but ludacris had about 2 million dollars in jewelery on which i thought was a bit much for a college performance. Lupe didn't brag on stage and you could tell he knew who his crowd was. Ludacris spent most of the night talking about himself and ran off stage before finishing his last song. Even his dj thought he was coming back. When this happened the students were chanting to bring Lupe back which put a smile on my face. Almost as much as his peace and much love to ya exit! I can't wait to see a show that is strictly Lupe. I could watch him perform forever. Maybe even some mixtape songs would be nice to see live. I took some images with my iphone since cameras weren't allowed and its too risky to bring expensive stuff around crazy fans anyway.
More pics below...
Friday, February 27, 2009
Fresh, New, and EXCITING things are coming up for the Lupe Fiasco Show so if you are a reader of the blog STAY TUNED!
Free Chill and FNF WAYYYYYYYYYY UP :)
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Apathy was at a low Friday night at War Memorial Gym as students eagerly anticipated the arrival of hip-hop artist and performer Lupe Fiasco, at this year’s homecoming concert. Although Lupe Fiasco only performed for about an hour, approximately 500 students, alumni and staff crowded the basketball court to hear him perform. Even USF President Rev. Stephen Privett, S.J, made an appearance at the beginning of the concert.
President of the Campus Activities Board Courtney Ball said that there were 2,500 tickets available and that the concert was sold out. During the pep rally ASUSF directed students to the ticket booth, which may have contributed to the boost in sales. Attendance at the concert, however, ranged from 400-500 people. The doors opened at 7:30, but Fiasco did not come on stage until 9:15. Alex Platt, an event staff worker, said of the concert, “I thought it went pretty smoothly.” After working with Wyclef Jean, last year’s homecoming performer, on his music video “If I Was President,” Platt was disappointed that Fiasco did not have much interaction with students. While Jean let event staff and some students listen to his sound check before the concert, Fiasco made students leave and did not sign autographs or meet with students before the concert. Platt said, “He wanted to do his own thing. He didn’t really want to interact with students.” On the other hand, Platt said of Jean, “He was very into talking to his fans.” Platt pointed out that the way that both artists came on to campus was significant. Jean entered near Fromm Hall and walked through campus, shaking hands and greeting students as he made his way to the gym. Fiasco entered the gym through a side door, limiting his face time with student fans.
Platt was in charge of the pep rally this year. When the band canceled and miscommunications occurred with the dance team, student turnout suffered. Next year, Platt proposes to hold the pep rally before the concert because students will already be gathered and waiting for the performer. If the basketball team was brought on stage before the performer, the audience’s excitement might transform into school spirit.The music seemed to resonate with students. Even students who don’t identify as hip-hop fans enjoyed Fiasco’s performance at the concert. Chet Bentley, a sophomore media studies major, said the music was not his style, but “it was energetic and appealed to the masses.”
Bentley liked the concert because Fiasco was cool and young. Fiasco played many of his popular songs like “Superstar,” “Daydreamin’,” “Go Go Gadget Flow” and one of Kanye West’s songs, “Touch the Sky.” Fiasco’s backup performers included DJ Simon Says and drummer Baby Bam. 2007 alumnus Ilya Fishman said, “I was really excited to see him. He is a real rap artist with great music. I was already a huge fan so seeing him live was awesome.”Ball said that some students were disappointed Fiasco didn’t perform longer, but Platt said that the concert time was previously established for one hour. Sophomore Katrina Valdez said that although the concert was shorter than Wyclef Jean’s, it was better. She said, “He [Fiasco] brought a good atmosphere.”
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
"According to some recent images posted by Nylon, Lupe Fiasco’s Trilly & Truly teamed up with Nike on a pack of Air Force 1’s. The pack consists of a white and black colorway, coming in a mix of leather and patent leather and both featuring a gold Swoosh and tags. No word on a release date so far, but we’ll definitely keep you posted!"
Monday, February 23, 2009
Yep! SO STAY TUNED :)
In other news...AMANDA is now an Honorary Femme Fiasco :) YES SHE IS!! Hey Amanda! From this day forward im campaigning that Lupe puts Amanda and Le Messie in his next video...they should have been in Paris, Tokyo...but its all good :) Seriously Lu...PUT THEM IN YOUR NEXT VIDEO :)
Im so excited I don't know what to do with myself...be sure to visit False and buy some stuff while your there :)
Love, Life and Lupe!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
"DJ Booth: That’s the line! [laughter] Lupe, I wish you nothing but the best of luck on the new drop of “The Cool.” Give everybody a website or a Myspace page so they can find out more about what you got goin’ on.
Lupe Fiasco: Check out lupefiasco.com, the official Lupe Fiasco site. Also check out lupethefiasco.blogspot.com, the official news source for your boy, and also check out myspace.com/lupefiasco."
He said it folks...NOT US! :) Click here to listen/download/read the full interview
"Lupe’s more accessible lil sibling brand Trilly & Truly has been making it’s rounds everywhere and I’m honoured that an old logo of mine from an old brand project (remember C.O.R Children Of the Revolution) is the main brand identity used as it’s face! It’s called the “Law” logo and lupe knighted it with the quote “lightning gave them life”. It’s even on the new face of Japanese Cartoon! This logo is going to be going places…
Off to designing some joints for T&T!
hmmmmm interesting :)
Shout out Ayesha :)
Switch? Sound? anyone with info let me know so i can correct the title please lol
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Special Shout out to Jana for sending me the info :)
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE LUPE FIASCO RESTAURANT CREW ON FACEBOOK
More Femme Fiascos X The Lupe Fiasco Show X The Lupe Fiasco Restaurant COMING SOON :)
Friday, February 20, 2009
Hey...Pay The Whole Family A Visit!!!
lets see we got the cool and poetic Matthew Santos...
The hip futuresounds of Hey Champ...
The electro-punk anthems of He Say She Say...
The POWERFUL voice that is Sarah Green...
The street and struggle of Gemstones...
The rebels in disguise...Japanese Cartoon...
Stop by and say "Hi"
support the family yall...FREE CHILLY!
“They are great live and both are good people. It’s a tragedy.”
It really is a tragedy...head on over to tmz.com for the pictures of Rihanna AFTER Chris went ape shyt on the girl...SMH
Thursday, February 19, 2009
AWWWW LOOK AT DREA!!!
CoutURe TV- Drea from HE SAY SHE SAY from Jamie McArthur on Vimeo
"For Drea, being one half of the group He Say She Say (she plays front woman to Million Dollar Mano’s DJ/Production) definitely comes with perks, one of which is being an exclusive member of an “all boys club” as the down- to-earth singer puts it. Tattoos cover a great deal of Drea’s body, further reinforcing her tomboy swag. This is no good girl gone bad. The reason being her air of authenticity, it is unlikely that the label heads over at 1st&15th, (label heads meaning the one and only Lupe Fiasco) have prepackaged one ounce of Drea’s, or He Say She Say’s for that matter, character. Her style is all her own."
More at UR Chicago
Also check out another article on He Say, She Say HERE
all via the FNF ARMY
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
KANYE WEST "Welcome To Heartbreak" Directed by Nabil from nabil elderkin on Vimeo
HOW DOPE IS THIS DAMN VIDEO YALL? Shout out to Kanye! Check out his Details interview over on My Blog...
COLORFUL CLOTHES–DJ YODA FT/ WAYNE, MAINO, LUPE, BABY, WES FIF, TRAE, HUNT, JOE YOUNG
via Something Like A Critic
Thanks to Aleisha for sending this thru!
After listening to the song...i realize its FUCKING RECYCLED VERSE...hella disappointed...
our good friend LUPE celebrated his birthday yesterday (not today, the WIKIPEDIA is wrong). he turns the big 2-7. ELLE and I caught up with him for a moment and gave him a birthday hug. had we been prepared, we would have done a Magic Show in his honor - but, he failed to mention it was his birthday until the last minute! BOYS! oy vey.
Dont get jealous ladies....lol...i kid, i kid.....
Monday, February 16, 2009
NOT LUPE RELATED: Lupe plays Coachella April 19th, MJ Auction on April 22nd...GUESS WHERE MY BLACK ASS GONNA BE AT!
Michael Jackson’s belongings from the Neverland Ranch are set to hit the auction block. The sale is being organized by Julien’s Auction House and will take place in Los Angeles from April 22nd to April 25th 2009. There are some really interesting items with a wide range of prices which could bring in a lot of cash to M.J. The auction book alone is $500 but looks like a solid investment fr any fan
THIS IS THE BEST FUCKING NEWS EVER! Im taking donations for ANYONE who wants to help me get ANYTHING from this auction...NO BS...I need EVERY SINGLE PIECE thats being auctioned off in my life to add to my collection. Do you see the stuff thats being auctioned! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay I need to stop...im seriously having a conniption...
back to the birthday boy...
Kanye West made a stir both when he said he takes fashion inspiration from gay people, and when he backtracked on that statement this month by saying, "That's when I was ignorant to gays. 'Cause there's a lot of gay people who don't dress good at all. There's a lot of gay people that I dress way better than." Backstage at the Y-3 show, where Kanye showed up with a pretty fly ducktail/mini-mullet haircut, his friend and frequent collaborator Lupe Fiasco backed him up. "It's true!" said Lupe (who, incidentally, is waiting to talk to former tour-mate Chris Brown "until all this nonsense boils over"). "What do you want me to say?" Lupe acknowledged that Kanye doesn't dress better than EVERY minority group. "Japanese people and people from Paris have the best style. They can beat Kanye hands down. That’s where we get it from," he said. But he did think Kanye has the style edge on most of his fellow rappers. Said Lupe, "He definitely dresses better than me."
Keep ya heads up C. Breezy and Ri Ri :)
Lu doing an interview (obviously) and looking a tad bit greasy...
SMH and LMAO @ the brother in the back with the glasses...*wendy williams voice* how you doing?
More pictures of Lu at the Y-3 event can be seen HERE
FTR I can read people...i know that it says Lu's birthday is tomorrow (on wiki) BUT...that doesn't mean his birthday is tomorrow...its TODAY...you can wish him happy bday on the 17th if you want to...but you will be a day late :)
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Read the entire article here
If anyone went to the show be sure to send us your pictures and reviews so we can post it up on the blog. This is an INTERACTIVE blog...meaning you gotta send us ya stuff :) the email is firstname.lastname@example.org
The energy Lupe and Bishop G (his hypeman) brought was on a different level. Period. For some artists, going through the motions is all it takes to sell out a show. But when it comes to Lupe Fiasco, you often fear he’s going to collapse on stage from exhaustion, and no it never gets sloppy… this man breathes hip-hop. Aside from a microphone breakdown during the second song, everything was seamless and incredibly intense. Even the show’s opener, Asher Roth, every US college’s current poster boy, did exceptionally well. Despite a failed attempt to burn a University of Michigan shirt on stage, his performance was crisp and on point.
Read the entire review here
Bonus-Why Lupe Fiasco Is Amazing: A Review from Lupe's performance at ECU last year
If you want to send your pics get them to me ASAP!
I think their is someones picture that i missed...if you could please resend the picture I will get it added to the slideshow...sorry and thanks in advance
Saturday, February 14, 2009
"Lupe's performance was ill...way better than the Detroit stop at the Glow In The Dark tour...sidebar: FUCK MSU AUDITORIUM SECURITY. me and the crew had media passes and the house management started buggin cuz we were lordin too hard on them...treated
So after the show, E-Huff and I are backstage after the show, and I start talking to Lupe's DJ. As I'm about to take a pic with him, Bishop G comes down, then Lupe. I start choppin it up with Bishop G, while Huff talks to Lupe, who is also very cool peoples..."
More at Cliff Notes
Thursday, February 12, 2009
"Who’re some of your biggest idols?
A lot of people that should have been in that movie, and would’ve related to the movie. People like Bob Marley, people like Joe Strummer, Johnny Rotten from the Sex Pistols. Musicians with a cause, and with a voice. That’s what I’m inspired to be, and to have that kind of social awareness."
Read more here
Here's the Trailer for People Speak
Lupe Fiasco, Grammy-winning hip-hop artist, and Girl Talk, world reknown mashup DJ, will be performing on May 1st for the big Spring Show!
When: May 1st
Where: Alumni Gym
Tickets are $20 with Phoenix Card, $25 for the General Public, and $27 at the door. Tickets go on sale online on February 12th or downstairs Moseley from March 3rd to April 30!
Buy your tickets now...the first 200 poeple to buy tickets get a chance to dance on stage during the concert!Questions? Email email@example.com
"Last night, MOMA hosted a the New York premiere of “The People Speak” to kick off their Documentary Fortnight 2009 series. Directed by Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove, and Chris Moore, and featuring performers like John Legend, Matt Damon, Rosario Dawson, Benjamin Bratt, Marisa Tomei, Danny Glover, Josh Brolin, Viggo Mortensen, Sandra Oh, and Eddie Vedder, the film documents struggles against social injustice throughout American history, drawing from the written works of Zinn and Arnove.
Among the guests joining director Zinn and Moore were Lupe Fiasco, Kerry Washington, Amanda Piola, Yigal Azrouel, Carol Han, Consuela Costin, Michael Ealy, Emma Snowdon Jones, Kick Kennedy, Even Toparek, and Victoria Schweizer."