Thursday, February 25th, 2010 by Nicole Norelli

Lupe, Lupe, Lupe, tsk, tsk.

As far as reviews go, Lupe Fiasco was OK. He certainly didn’t blow my mind, far be it for me to play a game of pool or take a smoke on the balcony and feel as though this wasn’t a “MetroCity Concert Event” as the banners side of stage so aptly reminded me, but that perhaps I may as well have been at R&B Super Club on a Saturday night.

All the songs were performed like a well-trained puppy, an incongruous looking band played alongside him, while two friends (?) sat distractingly on stage: the whole time looking bored out of their skulls. Who were those people? Why were they on stage and why weren’t they dancing??!

Fiasco and co raced through the songs with barely a breath between. To this little reviewer Lupe gave the impression of an artist who wanted to get the gig over with, take his $100, 000, ‘Thank Perth!” and run while a bunch of unlucky people think it’s the best thing they’ve seen without realising they’ve just been insulted and duped at the same time.  On the final song Lupe introduced Daydream, only to stop and start again, stating the crowd didn’t know how to behave and that if he were in a ‘real’ city he’d be receiving the reaction he wanted. For an artist who originally gave me the impression his music was of a genuine place of hiphop lovin’, I walked out of his gig feelin’ nothin’ but at least knowin’ that it doesn’t matter if you’re a poet breaking new ground, if there’s idiocy in the masses then there’s money to be found.



Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 by John

Lupe-Perth American hip-hop superstar Lupe Fiasco hits Australia this February with his national The Cool Tour. Last year’s critically acclaimed LP The Cool and major single Superstar became an instant classic and solidified Lupe as a superstar himself.

Lupe’s latest hit, the brilliant ‘Shining Down’, is the first track off his third studio album and has begun the huge wave of impatience for his new LP which is slated for release mid 2010 just in time for his highly anticipated return to our shores.

Lupe will take to the stage with his amazing live band for the first time in Perth. Joining Lupe on his national tour will be an all-star line-up of local hip-hop, funk and soul.

Melbourne’s Phrase will join the tour nationally with his full live band, whose highly acclaimed LP Clockwork has taken him from underground buzz to now being heralded as one of the citys most remarkable musical exports.

Adelaide’s finest – Lowrider – will also take to the stage in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. Throughout the years, Lowrider have built a solid reputation as one of the countrys most electrifying acts, and through little more than word-of-mouth have sold-out four national tours in 2009..

For anyone that’s experienced Lupe Fiasco’s incredible live show you already know this is one summer event not to be missed; and for those that haven’t the time has come to see what all the fuss is about!

LUPE FIASCO – The Cool Tour
Tuesday 23rd Feb @ METRO CITY

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Lupe Fiasco // The Cool Tour Giveaway

It’s pretty cool that Lupe is coming out to Perth on this tour and you know what else is cool? Getting a free ticket for you and someone you like  to see the man in person.

We’re pretty generous and cool all by ourselves we’re gonna make this happen and give away two double passes to the the gig on Tuesday 23rd February at Metro City.

All you have to do is complete the rhyme below with your own line.

I get me energy from my inner G…

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I get me energy from my inner G…

Coz I wanna see Lupe for free