Lupe Fiasco Joins Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, Sets Date For Debut
Lupe joins a roster of hip-hop, soul, funk, and afro-beat artists, headlined by rap legend Big Daddy Kane, who will perform at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival on June 24.
Since blazing Kanye West's "Touch the Sky," on the platinum-selling Late Registration, Lupe has been one of hip-hop's fastest rising stars. With his first solo album, Lupe Fiasco's Food and Liquor, slated to be release in late June, the Chicago MC is already looking well into the future.
"[When I retire], I want to step away on a positive note," Lupe said via a statement. "What you put out in the world comes back to you. You actually change the world with what you do. I want to put some good in the world."
Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival organizer Alma Geddy-Romero said of the addition of Lupe to the festival, "When I first heard 'Kick, Push' I knew that Lupe was a special talent and we had to have him for the show."
The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is a free event, but you must have a ticket to enter. To register, go to www.brooklynbodega.com
In related news, Lupe, Mike Jones and Lil' Wayne all landed endorsement deals with Reebok earlier this year.
Lupe Fiasco's Foos and Liquor hit stores on June 27.