Recently, Lupe Fiasco spoke to St. Sabina Church in Inglewood, at the request of Father Pfleger. Lupe spoke to a packed house about religion, transformation, the importance of God and making the right life decisions. There are six parts to this Lupe speech, and it clocks in at just over 72 minutes. Spend some time with it. The post Video: Lupe Fiasco Takes It To Church [...]
Lupe's stand against gun violence Grammy Award-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has spoken out against gun violence after a six-month-old baby was shot and killed in an attack meant for her father who was also wounded. The infant girl has since been named as Jonylah Watkins. Fiasco has just released a tribute single entitled ‘Jonylah Forever' in memory of the child. Speaking about the horrific incident on Twitter , Lupe said: “this is why I rant! This is why I sound preachy in my songs. I have no choice”. Lupe’s hip-hop tearjerker can be [...]
The tragic death of 6-month old Jonylah Watkins who was shot to death in Chicago has moved Lupe to express his feelings and condolences in this new song. #ChiViolence MustEnd REWIND: Lupe Fiasco – Light Blue (prod. DJ SimonSayz)
While the majority of the music industry is at SXSW (Bastards), Lupe Fiasco decided to share another new track, this one called "Jonylah Forever." This one will not end up on his upcoming album Tetsuo & Youth , instead he took to Twitter late last night to release this. “Jonylah Forever,” with a solemn and mellow Lupe at the helm, it's a track dedicated to the tragic death of six month old baby Jonylah Watkins , who was the victim of gunshot wounds. It's a really sad moment and things [...]
Lupe Fiasco shared another new track that won't end up on his upcoming album Tetsuo & Youth with the Twitterverse late last night. "Jonylah Forever," with a solemn Lupe at the mic, is a requiem of sorts for the tragically slain six month old baby, Jonylah Watkins, who died of gun shot wounds earlier this week. Lupe , who made headlines this year for his somewhat tactless political discourse, exercises restraint here and instead of politicizing the death of baby Jonylah, he makes clear what was lost this week. [...]
This past Tuesday morning, a 6-month-old baby named Johnylah Watkins was shot multiple times in Chicago as her father changed her diaper. The child died, and Lupe Fiasco was so moved that he wrote a song about it. Instead of getting political or tackling the big picture issue of violence in Chicago, Lupe takes a different and much more impactful route—he focuses in on Johnylah Watkins and imagined if she had lived.
Earlier this week, six-month-old Jonylah Watkins was murdered when she and her father were shot in Chicago. After hearing the tragic news, Lupe Fiasco went off and wrote 'Jonylah Forever'. The song, dedicated to Watkins and the event, is also produced by frequent collaborator Soundtrakk. Have a listen to the sombre song below: The song was delivered to the internet with the note: "Not a song but a life. Be respectful Please keep negative comments to yourself. #lovelifechitownforever."
Something new from Lu, dedicated to 6-month old Jonylah Watkins who tragically died earlier this week. She lives as long as we do. She will live forever. God bless your soul and the family you left behind. We Love You. Not a song but a life. Be respectful Please keep negative comments to yourself. # lovelifechitownforever The post Lupe Fiasco - Jonylah Forever appeared first on Fake Shore Drive .
In stand up Lupe Fiasco fashion he has kept his eyes on the horrific violence that plagues his hometown each day, and today he released a track titled "Jonylah Forever". The track is a tribute to the late Jonylah, a 6-month old baby who was killed as her father was changing her diaper in a south side van. Lupe takes this track to many different places, describing the life of a child growing up in Chicago, only to witness the horrific murder that took place. I don't know when people with start to pay attention to what Lupe is doing, but you'd [...]
Lupe Fiasco took a break from being annoying to record and release "Jonylah Forever." The Soundtrakk-produced track is a tribute to Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old Chicago girl who was killed [...] The post Lupe Fiasco - "Jonylah Forever" (Prod. By Soundtrakk) appeared first on The Smoking Section .
Without question, one of the most heartbreaking stories in recent memory is the murder of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins , who died earlier this week after she and her father were shot in Chicago. Upon hearing the news, Lupe Fiasco put pen to paper and began writing a song dedicated to Watkins and this beyond-tragic event, "Jonylah Forever". Frequent collaborator Soundtrakk handles the fittingly somber production. Lu delivered the track with the following note: Not a song but a life. Be respectful Please keep negative comments to yourself. #lovelifechitownforever Listen below.
In honor of the tragic death of 6 month-old Jonylah Wakins on Chicago's South Side earlier this week, Lupe Fiasco decided to release this somber dedication. One of the most heart-wrenching tracks you'll ever hear, Lupe describes an inspiring tale in which Jonylah isn't murdered, but grows up to be a very successful young woman. The story has a pretty incredible twist at the end, but I won't spoil it for you. As one of the most remarkable storytellers in hip-hop, Lupe is able to craft together a beautiful song and a fitting eulogy for a girl whose life [...]
Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city continues to resonate on the radio, as his single "Poetic Justice" has just surpassed the 500,000 sales mark. That's right, gold status for Lamar, who recently topped MTV's list as the "Hottest MC" . We thought that list sucked, but totally agree that Kendrick has been killing it. On another note, Lupe Fiasco's "Battle Scares" has also gone gold. Good for him, I guess. [ via ]
Lupe Fiasco is coming off an incident at the President's inauguration tha t had him in hot water. Not too long after, he announced that he was scrapping Food and Liquor II- The Great American Rap Album Part II , completely starting from scratch again. Then we learned about his new project called Tetsuo & Youth . A simple Google search and we find that Tetsuo most likely is referencing to Tetsuo Shima which happens to be the antagonist in the movie Akira. This all may be speculation but Lupe's twitter picture was Akira not too long ago, suggesting it's indeed correct. This leads [...]
Lupe surprised everyone in attendance at the SXSW Fast Company Grill and hit the stage last night to perform "The Show Goes On". Spotted at LupEND . The post Video: Lupe Fiasco's Surprise Performance @ The Cedar Door [Austin, TX] appeared first on Fake Shore Drive .
Right now, and especially amongst the Chicago set, lyrical minimalism is experiencing something of a vogue in hip hop. And yet Lupe Fiasco manages to jam pack his verses on “Light Blue” with so much lyrical content that his words seem to be brimming out of the top of the song; he just has to play by his own rules. Lupe Fiasco has been something of a social firebrand these last few years, and his star has faded slightly since his Wunderkind days of “Kick, Push” and those Kanye collabs, but “Light Blue” may be proof that the spark isn’t [...]
Add Lupe Fiasco to the growing list of celebrity creative directors. Loopey has linked up with Higi, a health and wellness start-up. "The Chicago-raised rapper, currently climbing the Hot 100 [...] The post Someone Has Hired Lupe To Be Their "Creative Director" appeared first on The Smoking Section .
Lupe Fiasco dropped this new track, Light Blue for the people recently. Lupe goes hard on this.
Hey sometimes we don't have time to post all the tracks we want to talk about, so to please your hungry ears, here's a new feature for the blog. It's called "CLOUD DROPPINGS" and features the best-of-the-rest found on Soundcloud or Bandcamp in an attempt to cover as many new acts as possible and keep it fresh ! YOU'VE GOT A TIP FOR US ? [contact-form] So without further a do. Here's the first batch of notable tracks we came across and didn't have time to listen to :
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