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Lupe Fiasco – Peace Of Paper/Cup of Jayzus

When Lupe Fiasco tweeted photos of what appeared to be lyrics titled "Piece of Paper/Cup of Jayzus" a little over a month ago, it left many wondering when we'd hear the mystery track and what project it would belong to. Well, consider the mystery solved. The Chicago MC has finally... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Finally Responds To “Control (HOF)” Aftermath

Breaking news, K.Dot speaks to Big Boy's Neighborhood on Power 106 in L.A about "Control (HOF)" and the bars heard 'round the world. "I just wanted to rap...I may have to dumb down my lyrics just a lil' bit." - Kendrick Lamar. He says a bit more. What do you... Read more

Lupe Fiasco – SLR 3 (Round of Applause)

Lupe Fiasco spits a tough freestyle over a smoothed out jazz track. You can do the math on the subject of the verse. Check out SLR 3 (Round of Applause). Related: Lupe Fiasco – #DopeFrancis (American Trap) (Audio)... Read more

Lupe Fiasco – #DopeFrancis (American Trap)

What’s your favorite pope-titled Hip-Hop song? If you’re coming up blank or merely thinking of Bishop Lamont mixtapes, Lupe Fiasco has your answer. The Chicago MC presents his latest track “#DopeFrancis (American Trap),” in which religious wordplay and metaphors are prevalent throughout his bars. Always one known for controversial lyrics,... Read more

DJ Chuckie – Makin’ Papers ft Lupe Fiasco, Too Short & Snow (Video)

A day after taking thinly veiled shots at Jay-Z and Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco is back with a video that also features Too Short, Snow and DJ Chuckie, and which was directed by Larenz Tate. Check out Makin' Papers.... Read more

Lupe Fiasco’s Cryptic New Project, “Peace of Paper/Cup of Jayzus”

New mixtape? Upcoming album? Lyrical jabs at Jay Z and Yeezy? It seems Lupe Fiasco’s cryptic announcement posed almost as many questions as it did answers, but what we do know for sure is that a new project is on its way. The Chicago MC took to Twitter Sunday night... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of June 2013 (Audio Playlist)

As we ease into July 4th weekend, here's a look back at the best hip-hop that dropped in June. You'll hear music from J. Cole, Nas, Curren$y, Mac Miller, Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Rick Ross, Jadakiss, Posdnuos, Kid Tsunami, Drake, LL Cool J, Slum Village, Wale, Lupe Fiasco, Joey Bada$$,... Read more

Wale – Poor Decisions ft Rick Ross & Lupe Fiasco

Never thought I'd see this. Rick Ross and Lupe Fiasco on the same song?? Ross' verse just might surprise you...Check out Poor Decisions. Related: Wale – Bad (Remix) ft Rihanna (Audio)... Read more

Lupe Fiasco performs Battle Scars with Guy Sebastian & The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Video)

Lupe Fiasco recently performed Battle Scars from Food & Liquor Pt 2, with Guy Sebastian & The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Check out the video. Related: See why we picked Lupe Fiasco's Bitch Bad as 1 of the best videos of 2012.... Read more

Ambrosia For Heads – The Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2012 (Part 1)

In looking back, there was a lot of great hip-hop released in 2012. So much so that we decided to do our year in review in 2 parts. Here's part 1 of a 2-part playlist of the best songs of the year. Part 1 covers Jan - June and you'll... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop Videos of 2012

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J-Live – Hot vs. Dope Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

Some (though not enough) know J-Live as a dope MC. Heads know he is a skilled DJ, as well. Here's a new mixtape from him featuring recent music from Yasiin Bey, Kendrick Lamar, Murs & Fashawn, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Killer Mike, Rick Ross, Skyzoo, CL Smooth, Raekwon, Jean Greae,... Read more

Here’s our playlist of the Best Hip-Hop of September. You can listen to the entire compilation below (Audio)

Before we get too deep into October, let's take a look back at some of the music that dropped in September. Here's a playlist of some of the Best Hip-Hop of September. You'll hear music from Pharoahe Monch, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Freddie Gibbs, Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean, Jeah... Read more

Lupe Fiasco – Put ‘Em Up

Lupe Fiasco drops another track from Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Story Pt 1. Check out Put 'Em Up. Lupe's album is in stores on 9/25. Related: Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt 1 Trailer (Video)... Read more

Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt 1 Trailer (Video)

Here's a trailer for Lupe Fiasco's upcoming album Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt 1 which is in stores on 9/25. Check out the video. Related: Lupe Fiasco – Battle Scars ft Guy Sebastian (Video)... Read more

Lupe Fiasco – Battle Scars ft Guy Sebastian (Video)

Here's another thought-provoking new video from Lupe Fiaso in less than a week. Check out Battle Scars featuring Guy Sebasastian. Related: Lupe Fiasco discusses Food & Liquor 2 and the video for Bitch Bad (Video)... Read more

Lupe Fiasco discusses his new album and video on 106 & Park (Video)

Lupe Fiasco stopped by 106 & Park to talk about Food & Liquor 2 and his thought-provoking video for Bitch Bad. Check out the interview below. Related: Lupe Fiasco - Bitch Bad (Video)... Read more

Lupe Fiasco – Bitch Bad (Video)

Lupe Fiasco's video for Bitch Bad is a scathing critique of some (actually many) of the images and language put forth in hip-hop. Although the primary focus is misogyny, he doesn't stop there. He also goes in on violence, materialism, exploitation, minstrelism and ignorance generally, as it manifests in music... Read more

Lupe Fiasco – Lamborghini Angels

Here's the latest from Lupe Fiasco's upcoming Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1. Check out Lamborghini Angels. Related: Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free) (Video)... Read more

Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free) (Video)

Lupe Fiasco released the video for Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free). What did you think of the controversy between him and Pete Rock? Here's the video. Related: Lupe Fiasco - B*tch Bad... Read more

A lot of hot hip-hop has dropped over the last couple of months. Here’s a playlist featuring some of the best joints from May and June (Audio)

You'll find music from Nas, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Brother Ali, Dom Kennedy, Phife Dawg, MF DOOM, Big Boi, Big K.R.I.T., MMG, Kanye West, T.I., Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Childish Gambino, Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Pac Div, Goodie Mob, Large Professor, Snoop Dogg and much more. If you're down... Read more

Lupe Fiasco – B*tch Bad

Here's another new joint off Lupe Fiasco's upcoming Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album. Check out B*tch Bad (don't get the title twisted). Related: Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXvDga5ENlQ Click here to download... Read more

Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)

Here's a new single from Lupe Fiasco's upcoming Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1. It's set to the tune of Pete Rock & CL Smooth's classic T.R.O.Y. Check out Around My Way. Related: Game - Skate On ft Lupe Fiasco (Prod. Pharrell) Here's the Pete... Read more

Game – Skate On ft Lupe Fiasco (Prod. Pharrell)

Here's an interesting combination. Game and Lupe Fiasco collaborate on Skate On, produced by Pharrell. Check it out below. Game's mixtape California Republic drops later today. Previously: 3 new songs from Game - Bills Is Paid + Greystone + It Must Be Tough... Read more

Here’s a playlist of songs that have focused a critical eye on the status quo and expressed a desire for something better. Some of the names you would expect (Public Enemy, Talib Kweli, Common, Lupe Fiasco, 2Pac) and others might surprise you (Jay-Z, Eminem, Kanye West). Regardless of whether or not you share their views or not, it’s food for thought in these interesting times.

With the global economy in chaos, people are standing up for their beliefs across the world. The many "Occupy" protests are just a few examples of this. Throughout time, music has played an important role in such movements. Hip-hop was that voice of unrest for many in the 80's and... Read more

Here are 2 soul singer projects that have some hip-hop heavy hitters affiliated.

First is a song from Nikki Jean which features verses from Lupe Fiasco and Black Thought. Next up is the full album from Ayah, an incredible singer who has been working with Jazzy Jeff and his camp for a few years. I've been a fan ever since Jeff played several... Read more

Lupe Fiasco’s Words I Never Said is one of the best tracks on the album. Check out the new video.

The video is just as intense as the song. If you're quick enough on the pause button, you'll peep the QR code Lupe sticks on the bus (and again on a wall later in the video--click here if that's gibberish). It's a belated Easter egg from Lupe. Here's the video:... Read more

Here’s a new Lupe Fiasco track that didn’t make the album. It’s called Stereo Sun.

Dope track.  Maybe this is more the direction he wanted to go in before his label battles...The album is solid though.  Click here to buy it.  Support good music. Click here to download.... Read more

Mos Def and Kanye West freestyling over Dilla beats?! Does it get any better?

This happened at a Lupe Fiasco show at Blue Note.  Dudes just kicking real ish and rocking a party, taking hip-hop back to its essence.  7 min of dopeness. Click here to download.  I wasn't there but I imagine the energy was something like this (without the bboys): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOzd5THVKk4 Click... Read more

Lupe Fiasco’s new single Words I’ve Never Said is typically brooding and introspective. He stays true to his voice.

Skylar Grey's vocals on the hook and the rock vibe give it a KiD CuDi/Eminem/B.o.B.-type feel.  Check it out.... Read more

Common and Lupe Fiasco spit while Jennifer Hudson sings the blues over a No I.D. track. That = dopeness. Check out the video for We Can Do It Now.

Here's a video showing the story behind We Can Do It Now. Click here to see the video courtesy of 2dopeboyz.com..... Read more

Lupe Fiasco gets some help from his friends on the I'm Beamin' remix ft Asher Roth, Blu, The Cool Kids, Charles Hamilton, Dosage and B.o.B. There's strength in numbers…

Lupe and his crew have taken on the name All City Chess Club.  It's not a stretch to assume they would not be offended by the term "backpackers."  It's good to see so many facets of hip-hop again.  Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkBXlko3bsU Click here to download..... Read more

Kanye West's latest gift is Child Rebel Soldier ft Pharrell and Lupe Fiasco. Check it out.

If these G.O.O.D. Friday tracks are any indication, his new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, is sounding like it is going to be incredible.  Click here to download Child Rebel Soldier..... Read more

Diggy Simmons is legit. People will not look at him as Run's son for long (if they even do now…). Check out his new AIRBORNE mixtape.

Diggy burst onto the scene last Winter with his Made You Look freestyle over Nas' classic track.  Six months later and he's dropping his own mixtape with the likes of Raekwon, Lupe Fiasco and Pharrell.  The future is looking bright for the rap legacy of the Simmons family.  Click here... Read more

Check out the video for Janelle Monae Ft. B.o.B. x Lupe Fiasco “Tightrope (Wondamix)”

ExternalVideo.954139&w=425&h=350&fv=    Janelle Monae Ft. B.o.B. x Lupe Fiasco “Tightro..., posted with vodpod    Janelle Monae is having a good year.  In addition to recently being chosen to honor Prince at the BET Awards, her new album ArchAndroid was just name one of the year's 10 best so far by mtv.com. ... Read more

So it seems Lupe actually rocked Nothin' on You BEFORE B.o.B.

According to Nahright, Lupe was the original rapper on Nothin' on You, but Atlantic chose B.o.B. for the track.  Though I love Lupe, after taking a listen to his version I can understand why they went with B.o.B.   Bob's sing-songy flow on the song seems like a much better accompaniment... Read more

Tightrope Remix – Janelle Monae ft. B.o.B. and Lupe Fiasco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3obVteEVLI Lupe and B.o.B. fit with Janelle Monae.  They are 3 artists who are pushing the boundaries of their genres.  B.o.B’s and Janelle’s albums are 2 of the most solid to drop this year.  Lupe is next…Download Tightrope here. .... Read more