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Don't Say Michael Jackson. "Don't Say You Love Me" is B. Howard's Hit

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 12.15.2016 | Entertainment
Roxane Assaf Lynn

It says enough that Beverly Hills pop artist Brandon "B." Howard has just released a single that's in the top 20 on Billboard magazine's dance song ch...

Lupe Fiasco Supports Businesses In Underserved Areas With Nonprofit

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices

Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco is helping out inner city businesses in underserved communities with his new nonprofit. On Monday, Fiasco announced via Twi...

Lupe Fiasco Explains Why The Concept Of White Supremacy Is False

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 06.25.2015 | Black Voices

Lupe Fiasco has never been one to shy away from controversial discussions about race, from the death of Michael Brown to the place of Iggy Azalea in h...

Chiraq, Drillinois: Guns, Murder, Music, and Understanding

Tony Delerme | Posted 12.08.2014 | Black Voices
Tony Delerme

Some music fans -- even hip hop fans -- dismiss drill music as not worth listening to. However, with a little understanding of its origins, it soon becomes obvious that drill music is not influencing the violence in Chicago. It's actually helping to reduce it.

Chief Keef Hits the North Shore: Two Chicago Perspectives

Sheila Quirke | Posted 06.10.2014 | Chicago
Sheila Quirke

Last year, Englewood's very own, Interscope Records recording artist Chief Keef, moved to the north suburban enclave of Northfield. Apparently, he's been nothing but trouble ever since.

The Year In Onstage Temper Tantrums?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.10.2013 | Entertainment

This was a year of many things. "Blurred Lines" dominated the airwaves, Miley Cyrus reigned over the news cycle and 17-year-old Lorde became the 2013'...

Rapper Hit With Tomato During Show, Walks Off Stage

Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment

In Salt Lake City on Saturday night, rapper Lupe Fiasco cut his concert short after being struck by a tomato thrown from the crowd, but not before cal...

In Hip-Hop, Kendrick Lamar Is King

Timothy Cooper | Posted 12.01.2013 | Black Voices
Timothy Cooper

Right now, Kendrick is king. His innovation runs deep, and I hope it runs deep enough to avoid the shallowness of an industry that too often neglects freshness and comfortably embraces the modus operandi.

Lupe Fiasco and the Greatest Rap Video of All Time

Sharief Easterling | Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices
Sharief Easterling

As the methods used to oppress our people become more sophisticated, so must we. It's imperative that we adapt to the times so the message can resonate throughout every demographic. The social media age makes a music video the perfect vehicle to deliver such a message.

Lupe Fiasco Makes One Fan's Dream Come True

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 06.05.2013 | Celebrity
Ola Ojewumi

Lupe made me feel like I wasn't this misfit sitting in a wheelchair at a hip-hop concert. For that moment, I forgot how different I was and he reminded me that in spite of everything I've been through that I was special in my own right.

LISTEN: Lupe Fiasco's New Track Dedicated To Slain Chicago Baby

Posted 03.15.2013 | Chicago

Grammy-winning Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco late Thursday night released a song dedicated to the latest young victim of gun violence in his hometown. ...

Big Up: Let Down (Django, Us and Fiasco's Fiasco)

Amanda Seales | Posted 03.26.2013 | Black Voices
Amanda Seales

I know I'm a bit late but I never got a chance to write about this and I would very much like to write about this. I AM BLACK and I LOVED DJANGO. And so did a lot of my friends for that matter.

Jason Linkins

How To Keep Your Obama Inauguration Bash From Becoming A Loopy Fiasco: A Handy Guide | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

Tuesday night, Washington hosted the Staff Inaugural Ball and with that, we mark the last big to-do of this year's inaugural season. For the past few ...

Rapper Thrown Off Stage At Inaugural Concert

Posted 01.22.2013 | Entertainment

Lupe Fiasco reportedly created a bit of a row on Sunday by insulting President Obama during an inaugural event. Although Fiasco was booked as the h...

Lupe Fiasco: 'People Die Behind What You Say'

| Posted 11.19.2012 | Miami

BY PETER BAILEY Back in 06' a Chi-town emcee with a penchant for righteous indignation kicked and pushed his socially conscious fervor to the foref...

Dog Ears Music: Kill the Turkey Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Gregory & The Hawk, The O'Jays, Cory Williams, Elvis Costello, Thelonious Monk and more.

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

Posted 09.29.2012 | Entertainment

Another week, another round of unimpressed critics. "Hotel Transylvania," "Won't Back Down," "House at the End of the Street" and "Taken 2" were a...

Lupe Fiasco's "Food & Liquor II": The Great American Rap Album Reviewed

Rap Genius | Posted 11.25.2012 | Entertainment
Rap Genius

F&L II is a wide-ranging triumph of imagination and art -- oh yeah, and it features a lot of incredible rapping!

D.L. Hughley Blasts Lupe Fiasco's 'Dumb' Voting Stance

Posted 09.19.2012 | Black Voices

Two weeks after announcing his possible departure from hip-hop following a Twitter dispute with up-and-coming rapper Chief Keef, Lupe Fiasco has once ...

Twitter Wars: Does Rapper Chief Keef Provide Free Advertising for Private Prisons?

Tanya Jo Miller | Posted 11.11.2012 | Entertainment
Tanya Jo Miller

One hundred and forty characters provide a powerful weapon in the hands of 17-year-old Chicago rapper Chief Keef. But then again, so does his music.

Rapper Quits After Being Attacked On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.06.2012 | Entertainment

A bit of troubling news in the world of hip-hop tweets: Lupe Fiasco has tweeted that he is quitting hip-hop in the wake of antagonistic messages and h...

Is Rap Rivalry To Blame In Teen's Shooting Death?

Posted 09.06.2012 | Chicago

After an aspiring teenage rapper was fatally shot in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood Tuesday, police are investigating whether the boy's rivalry with...

Lupe Fiasco's "Bitch Bad" and the Art of Parody

Rap Genius | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Rap Genius

"Bitch Bad" is a complicated grappling with misogyny in popular music and culture, and its effect on children of both genders. But what is not complicated is how Lupe feels about songs he hears on the radio.

Hot Summer, Cool Music

Carmin Chappell | Posted 08.11.2012 | Teen
Carmin Chappell

These songs embody the freedom, good vibes, and adventure that go along with summer. With a wide range of musical styles and tempos, this playlist is perfect for every occasion this summer. Listen to it at a pool party, on the way to the beach, or while hanging out with friends!

Anthem of 2011: "The Show Goes On" by Lupe Fiasco

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home
John Wellington Ennis

Where most of Hip Hop seemed to descend into a clatter of techno-fused beats and hooks about either partying in the club or partying in the strip club, there stood out a surprisingly positive groove that seems to best put a face on this year of the Occupy genesis.