Daily Archives: March 5, 2011
On 15th October 2010 the world witnessed what has hereby gone down in history as ‘Fiasco Friday’, when hoards of Lupe Fiasco devotees stormed the Atlantic Records HQ in New York City and demanded the label release Lupe Fiasco’s third album – NOW! Roll on a few months and the wait is finally over as Lupe Fiasco graced fans and music lovers everywhere with his new single The Show Goes On, a Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record’ with over 6.5million views on YouTube, and prepares to release his new album on Monday (March 7).
The Show Goes On samples American indie heroes Modest Mouse, layered with Lupe Fiasco’s head-spinning wordplay and encompasses all the factors and magic which enable Lupe Fisaco to inhabit both the worlds of respected, credible underground and mainstream adoration simultaneously, and all with his trademark effortless cool.
Lupe Fisaco has already knocked up three Grammy and four BET Hip Hop Award nominations, had recognition as a past GQ’s ‘Breakthrough Man of the Year’ and graced NME’s coveted ‘Cool List’. His last album The Cool went Gold in the UK, with NME hailing it a “conceptually bonkers masterpiece”, with A-list plays at Radio 1 and huge support from influential specialist channels 1-Xtra and 6Music, and the likes of Capitol and Galaxy.
Lupe Fiasco’s undeniably long-awaited and hugely in demand third album Lasers is released on 7th March on Atlantic Records.
Video of K.K perfoming Sleepin On Niggaz. Directed & Produced by Gonja. © 2011 Cash X3 Entertainment.
Track taken from UK Runnings Presents Supar Novar – Man On Fire (Hosted by Tricksta) – grab the mixtape from the links below: