Lupe Fiasco Covers XXL

Lupe’s no choir boy, but he does cover the May 2011 edition of XXL. Below he gives another reaction to Lasers debuting at number one on Billboard. Issue hits newsstands April 26th.

I wasn’t completely overwhelmed, because now I have to go into the business meetings,” he said. “Now I’m waiting for, ‘If you didn’t say you hated the album in that interview, we would have done 300,000.’”

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  • YMA

    yeahh boi

  • Mr. A From Tha T

    might juss be me, but im way confused bout that quote

  • YepYep

    dope! bout time he gets some respect! thank you XXL

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  • wuu

    i love that lupe did those numbers. thats dope !! it shows niggas can go to the next level by just changing your sound enough to have some mainstream success. i remember right before the album cameout niggas was saying shit was wack and was gona flop! obviously not !!

  • mikey

    lupe is dope

  • Truth

    Simply….RESPECT!!! SHine hommie shine!!!!



  • hiphopfan

    @ Mr. A From Tha T

    lupe said in an interview that he hates the album, so now he knows that when he goes to meetings with his label they’re gonna tell him, “if you didn’t say you hated the album in that interview, we would have sold 300,000 copies

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    [email protected] take it easy its just a magazine cover homie.

  • Black Shady

    Do your thing Lupe…even tho your album was meh..

  • still best rite now!!

    the label bought most of those records 1st week anyway…smh

    how else do you have a 75% drop in one week?

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  • Sim City

    Really the dudes praying on the cover fuck out of here XXL you get an “x-small” for the cover

  • Mr. A From Tha T

    @hiphopfan capeche bruh, yeah i aint gon lie i only liked a handful of cuts off of it

  • onepercentfree

    Soul at number one = that is a fact period.
    Lupe is the artist with the most soul at the top since sade did last year.
    lupe = win

  • nyg718

    this niggas horrible.. u internet niggas help these trash niggas out alot

  • Downgraded to Human

    This is for you fuckers who keep screaming illuminati, illumined means to be enlightened, big up to lupe

  • LA

    The Source> xxl cover is pure garbage smh

  • internetgod

    Lupe deserves the best he put in alot of work .

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  • Belize

    Dope, but what the fuck? All these “hip-hop” magazines should have Nate Dogg on they covers! Death of a legend and we talkin bout someone who shoulda been part of the Freshmen shit? ftw!

  • puerto-black

    who complains about some shit THEY made?

  • jay elect is the most enlightened emcee. period. and where the fuck is nate dogg?
    fuck this.

  • DIGGSY!!!

    no nate dogg cover. FAIL

  • JHP

    “How else do you have a 75% drop the next week?”. Because this isn’t Kanye West or Jay-Z we’re talking about here, it’s Lupe Fiasco. He’s got a minor hit with the mainstream pop crowed in”The Shows Goes On” and a buzz amongst true hip-hop fans who visit sites like these daily. All the fans came together the first week to give him that big a debut, but the reality is, he’s still not a household name. Neither of my parents have heard of Lupe Fiasco, and my sister only vaguely knows of him because Show Goes On is on the radio. He needs 2 or 3 Top 10 hits, award show appearances, etc. to really get a better overall buzz for himself. And he might have sold more if he didn’t diss his own album before it even dropped. He still did decent numbers though, and a #1 debut can’t be truly be considered a failure.

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  • wuu

    @still the best
    normally therres a 70%percent decrease for every artist 2nd week

  • haq

    Lame. Rakim? New LP comin’ or what? Fuck a lupe.

  • 5k on my wrist

    hope the next album is better. if there’s gonna be one.

  • sway-z

    And they would be right nigga, all that complaining and crying you did for no reason. The real fans get what you did, and besides that, the album is ight anyway. It ain’t up to the other two, but it definitely got some shit on there

  • Crack Music

    this nigga is complete garbage…smh..

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    btw, XXL>>>>>>>>>>>>>>SOURCE

  • Fuck You Icy Nigga

    Fuck this cover the Source just did a feature on Lupe XXL just riding the coattails fucking lame ass niggas

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  • Vexed and Glorious

    Lasers was straight trash.


    “ALLAH, please….don’t let me get dropped.”

  • Lupe stays true.

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  • ruthless

    Lupe’s one of my favorites but Jay Electronica is the most enlightened.

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  • Music Industry Major

    haha lupe looks fake as hell, fuck that photoshop touch up.

    looks like its straight out of a wax museum

  • iChace

    I love Lupe and Lasers isn’t a bad album (thought its not as consistent as the first two), but this cover is the wackness…