Quick News on Lupe Fiasco, Ludacris and Reverend Al Sharpton

lupe.jpgAccording to Billboard.com, Lupe Fiasco is heading back into the studio this week to record his sophomore album, The Cool. The Chicago MC hopes to release the album on October 31 on 1st & 15th/Atlantic Records. Surprisingly, Lupe is interested in gathering the members of Pink Floyd for a collaboration on the LP. “Nothing has developed yet,” Lupe told Billboard.com. “But once the stew gets swirling and people start talking, you never know. I hope it does work out.” In addition, Lupe is working on a “top secret” project with “another superstar rapper/producer.” Unfortunately, he would not reveal any more details about the project.

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges will reprise his role as the criminal stepson of Ice-T’s character, Detective Fin Tutuola on the season finale of Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit according to TVGuide.com. Luda and SVU executive producer Neal Baer announced the appearance at a press conference on Tuesday (May 1) and promised that the episode will be one to remember. “Last year, we did an episode called ‘Venom’ [in which] Ludacris’ character was on trial for murder and stirred the pot,” Baer says. “Now he’s back because there were procedural problems in his case: evidence was obtained illegally.” Luda’s character hires an attorney, played by actor Steven Weber, who digs up long buried dirt on all of the show’s major characters. “Every character — Benson, Stabler, Tutuola, Cragen, even Novak — they all have issues that are brought up during the court case,” Baer revealed. “It causes calamity for everyone.” The season finale airs on Tuesday May 22.

Reverend Al Sharpton and his National Action Network (NAN) will lead a “March for Decency” tomorrow (May 3) in New York City. The march will take place at the offices of the major music labels, such as Sony BMG, Universal and Warner Music Group, in order to ban offensive words such as “bitch,” “ho” and “nigga.” After the march, a rally will then be held at Columbus Circle. “We aren’t marching against artists — we are marching against record companies to ban these words completely,” Tamika Mallory of NAN told Billboard.com. “It’s nice that Russell Simmons asked for these words to be bleeped out, but if we start from the top and ban them, then we won’t have to answer questions at the bottom.”

  • da truth

    Lupe- keep doin ya thang, i hope dis album iz ill like da last one

    ludacris- i wanna see y0 ass act better dis time, then 2fast 2furois*

    Al Sharpton- i hope u get hit by a bus and never come back u wannabe nigga

  • http://www.imisscassettes.blogspot.com GIANTSUPREME

    luda gave a hell of a performance the first time around. this should be good for any L&O fan.

  • Chicago

    Lupe’s last album was a over looked classic. Nobody takes him serious because he doesnt talk about drugs, guns and sex. Its time for people to mature and get out of that mind frame. Lupe is one of the best MC’s youll ever hear.

  • Dre Dinero

    Man Fucc these NAN people, this dumb bitch gone gon say “Tamika Mallory of NAN told Billboard.com. “It’s nice that Russell Simmons asked for these words to be bleeped out, but if we start from the top and ban them, then we won’t have to answer questions at the bottom”, watt tha fucc, since when did Rappers/Emcees/Poets/Whacc Ass Rappers create those words which are older than hip hop itself… Tha top would be tha english language not rappers, plus its too fuccin late too even think this will make a dent in tha damage that has already been done.. And these are tha people that u think would be intellectual, they follow King and X, who at tha same time would not agree with watt we are doing today but they would not go against there own people like that…… Thank GOD fa dudes like Russel and Common who r not idiots… I had love fa Al Sharp, but I c he sold out his own jus ta make tha white people happy… U succ.. Benjamin Chavis will surpass u easliy.. I’m not muslim but do u c Farakhan aint fuccin wit cha… Anybody who agrees with them is also sell out

  • j.rock

    Well O.K. then

  • http://tonybflintaol.com Flinttown Tone

    Hip-Hop is getting weak as hell, you mean to tell me not one rapper held a press conference to speak out against the media and Rev.Al,I hope the march f— u there CD sales.

  • 5 thou

    Lupe is one of the most talented lyrists in present day. If you havent given him an honest listen, you’re only cheating yourself. You’re also cheating yourself if you keep supporting alleged rappers that speak of drug sales, prostitution, extortion, etc on all twelve tracks of their albums. Rap is a medium of rebellion, not ignorance. Peace!

  • Ali

    true true lupe’s tha most underrated rapper of all time he’s gonna be a legend 4 sure….Luda is koo i like em but Lupe deserved that grammy…if not Lupe then at least TIP….even tho i lik luda alot..cmon man thats all lupe……& chea sharpton aint an artist so i aint got nuttin 2 say

  • S.Fraze

    WHAT KIND OF BALONY BULLSHIT IS THIS

    DID YALL READ WHAT O GIRL JUST SAID AT THE END?!!!?

    WE ARE THE BOTTOM U DRUNK HUNGRY HIPPO BITCH!!!

    WHAT U THINK THIS IS!!

    NOW LOOK AT THE REV MARCHING BECAUSE OF WHAT THREE WORDS HE USE EVERYDAY IN PRIVATE OR LAUGHS IN A JOKE..I DONT BUY THIS AT ALL

    S.FRAZE SAID IT!!
    THIS IS SOME MASON BULLSHIT.I AINT BUYIN THIS STORY FOR 3 PENNIES WITH A FREE HAM SANDWICH

    LOOK OUT FOR ALL EDITED CD’S

    ….LONG LIVE THE HARRIET TUBMAN UNDERGROUND!!
    MEANING….
    LONG LIVE THE MIXTAPE!!!!!

    S.FRAZE SAID IT AND THATS THAT

  • jamrock

    lupe is easily on his way to becoming one a di greatest its jus dumb motherfuckers who like snap songs an gangsta
    shit all the time not giving him props

  • http://www.xxlmag.com paratrooper13b

    S. FRAZE what the hell you know about the “MASONS”, not a damn thing, like I thought!! If you you really want to know what a MASON is and what a MASON does find one and ask him, not all MASONS are white or work in or for the government, get educated, ever heard of the SHRINERS Hospitals, sponsored by MASONS so I guess we’re trying to corrupt the burn victims that come there ad I do agree, fuck Al Sharpton!!!

  • east saint boi

    I hope lupe do better with album sales cause F&L should went multi platinum. But lupe will always be underrated because of the dumb muthafuckers that dont listen to real lyrics, they just want to hear a tight beat. Lupe do yo damn thing man, u got my support.

  • East Saint Louis Boi

    I wish lupe the best simply because he is the best. i hate the fact that he is underrated. people need to get off that gansta gansta bulls**t for real. F&L should have gone multi platinum but i geuss people dont know real music when they hear it. Lupe u got my support man. Do the damn thing.

  • East Saint Louis Boi

    I wish lupe the best simply because he is the best. i hate the fact that he is underrated. people need to get off that gansta gansta bulls**t for real cause thats played out and no one is doing a good job at it. F&L should have gone multi platinum but i geuss people dont know real music when they hear it. Lupe u got my support man. Do the damn thing.

  • http://donnyslaughter.com Sayso is Donny Slaughter

    Rev. Al needs 2 sit his fat ass down b4 he split his pants, there are stickers on every cd that contains explicit lyrics and it says “Parental Advisory”, and tha reason for this is to make the buyer aware of whut they are purchasing. Like rating movies and video games!!! If I buy an X rated movie I can’t git mad cuz I see people fuckin’ in it and decryb that they stop makin’ that shyt, cuz wit an X rating, I knew whut tha fuck I was gettin’!!! But in an effor t to remain somewhut relevant, these muphuckas wanna go harrass people on their jobs and shyt!!!!

  • smog

    papoose + talib kewali = lupe fiasco