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Finding The GOAT: Lupe Fiasco vs. Royce Da 5’9″…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Lupe Fiasco & Nikki Jean Pay Tribute to Haile Selassie (Audio)

Lupe Fiasco and Nikki Jean pay tribute to Ethiopian leader and Rastafari hero, Haile Selassie. Check it out. Related: Lupe Fiasco is Feeling Lost In The Atlantic Ocean (Audio)... Read more

Lupe Fiasco is Feeling Lost In The Atlantic Ocean (Audio)

Lupe Fiasco is gearing up for a busy three months. The 1st & 15th veteran plans Lost In The Atlantic Ocean, the tongue-in-cheek titled effort alluding to how one of the few gold-selling artists on Atlantic is often treated less than the major's flagship, or quite differently than recent stars... Read more

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop of August 2014 (Audio)

August was a banner month for Hip-Hop. Not only was there good music but several artists used their talents to speak out against the killing of Michael Brown and the events that transpired in Ferguson, MO. Though the Summer is fading, the heat generated from the music in August lingers.... Read more

The Week in Video Featured Killer Mike, Remy Ma, The Roots & D’Angelo, Redman & Kurupt, Your Old Droog & More (Video Playlist)

As the Summer winds down, compelling and entertaining videos keep coming. Last week brought new music videos from Redman & Kurupt, Lupe Fiasco, Fredro Starr, Rick Ross, Krazy Drayz (from Das Efx) & Smiff N Wessun, Astro and Remy Ma, freestyles from Stalley, Brianna, Troy Ave and Travi$ Scott, the... Read more

Lupe Fiasco, Common & Jennifer Hudson Honor Cancer Survivors (Video)

Hip-Hop is stepping up with its voice and power. Lupe Fiasco joins fellow Chicago Hip-Hop superstar Common and songstress Jennifer Hudson for "Remission." In conjunction with Stand Up 2 Cancer, the 3 have come together for a fundraising song. With The Notorious B.I.G and the late Poetic ("Grym Reaper" of... Read more

Lupe Fiasco Takes Aim at Materialism on Next To It (Video)

Lupe Fiasco is back with some more message music. On "Next to It" featuring Ty Dolla $ign, he puts a little perspective on materialism. He flips both sides of the coin pointing out that no matter how much you have there's always someone with more (a Benz is nothing when... Read more

Ab-Soul & Lupe Fiasco Set Their Sights On Global Domination (Audio)

Less than two weeks away from the release of his latest album These Days, Top Dawg Entertainment artist Ab-Soul drops yet another single, "World Runners" featuring soft vocals from Nikki Jean and competitive lyricism from Chicago artist Lupe Fiasco. Ab and Lupe are no stranger to one another, as the... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Confirms New Album; Talks Investment Strategies (Video)

Kendrick Lamar spoke with Revolt about a number of topics, including his new album (Dre is working on it), comments about him from Troy Ave and Lupe Fiasco, the good Dr. Dre's Apple/Beats transaction and more. In one of the most interesting exchanges, he discusses his investment strategies as he... Read more

Lupe Fiasco’s Freestyle Fearlessness Continues Alongside Tony Touch (Video)

Last week, Lupe Fiasco lit up Sway Up The Morning with a 100% free, freestyle. In that moment, Lu' was in the zone and combined humor, deep thought, and an unwavering flow. This week, Fiasco appeared on Tony Touch's Toca Radio on Shade 45, and also went off the dome.... Read more

This Week Brought a Mind-Blowing Freestyle from Lupe Fiasco, Deep Knowledge From Ab-Soul & More (Video)

This week, Lupe Fiasco delivered a freestyle that put him in Sway's top 10 of ALL-TIME. Ab-Soul decoded his Stigmata verse using strictly Jay Z lyrics. Pharoahe Monch flexed his surprisingly strong singing skills. M.O.P. blew out Summer Jam with The Roots. A$AP Mob rocked an off the dome cypher.... Read more

Lupe Fiasco Rocks A True Off The Dome Freestyle That Sway Says Makes His Top 10, Ever (Video)

Following his Sway In The Morning appearance this a.m. (June 4), Lupe Fiasco honored The Wake Up Show-tested tradition of kickin' a freestyle. Oh, and after that, Lupe reveals when his next album is coming too. Asking for a smooth beat, Lu' insisted he's off the dome, as he falls... Read more

Join Lupe Fiasco On A Mission To Fight Cancer (Audio)

Lupe Fiasco has been well known for his spirited involvement in humanitarian ideologies. For instance, his 2011 project, L.A.S.E.R.S., called for the "end of the glamorization of negativity in media" and for "the invisible walls that separate by wealth, race & class to be torn down." In a similar light,... Read more

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop to Drop in March 2014 (Audio)

As we ease our way into April, here's a playlist of the best Hip-Hop to drop in March. You'll hear new music from Jay Z, Jay Electronica, Wu-Tang Clan, Crooked I, The Lox, Mobb Deep, Jon Connor, Devin the Dude, Big K.R.I.T., Nitty Scott, MC, Kendrick Lamar, YG, 50 Cent,... Read more

Lupe Fiasco Rocks Out With Ab-Soul On Thorns & Horns (Audio)

Lupe Fiasco and Ab-Soul have a few traits in common. One is a healthy distrust of secret societies, and another is a fearlessness in speaking their mind. In the title alone, Heads can gather that "Thorns & Horns" deals with d'evils of things. Both freak some linguistics, having fun with... Read more

Today It All Makes Sense: A Retrospective on the Chicago Hip-Hop Sound (Food For Thought)

Published by: Bandini “This the city of Chicago, the state of confusion The style I'm using is free or at least it would be if my mind was…” – Malik Yusef, “My City” (One Day It’ll All Make Sense) Since the 1990s, Common Sense has always been among my favorite... Read more

Lupe Fiasco Longs for the Late 80’s/Early 90’s in the Powerful and Visually Stunning Old School Love (Video)

Lupe Fiasco is back with a sentimental, thought-provoking and brilliantly executed new video. Old School Love is both reminiscent of a time when the sound waves in Hip-Hop were ruled by Melle Mel, Ice-T, LL Cool J and Kool Moe Dee, and also when Lupe's hometown Chicago was not known... Read more

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) 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