Aside from the obvious reason — no one deserves a tomato to the face — there are many reason why Lupe Fiasco didn’t deserve to be hit with a tomato while on stage in Salt Lake City for his Tetsuo and Youth Preview Tour.
HipHollywood got a chance to see Lupe when he performed at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, so we know firsthand that the rapper puts on a stellar show. Here are five reasons why you won’t need to pack fruit for Lupe’s next tour stop.
1) Lupe performs as if he’s in a stadium! Although he’s playing at some pretty intimate venues, Lupe’s gives 1000% from the time he hits the stage, until the last song ends.
2) You get to hear some of his amazing new music from his upcoming album, Tetsuo and Youth. While in LA, Fiasco performed a new song titled “Crack”. The track features Chris Brown and we’re sure it will be a hit.
3) Even Lupe’s opening acts are dope. During his L.A. stop rappers Dee-1 and Stalley opened for him. Even though the crowd was anxiously waiting for Lupe, they were able to captivate the audience with their great music and stage presence.
4) Lupe’s fans are dedicated. Let’s be honest, if the crowd is turned down, then the show will most likely be subpar as well. But the Fiasco fans go HARD! They know every lyric, to every song and hang on his every word. Being in a good crowd definitely makes the experience that much better.
5) Lupe has hit, after hit, after hit! You almost forget how many dope songs Lupe has, but he reminds you during his show. He performs ALL of his hot songs including “Kick, Push”, “The Show Goes On”, “Paris, Tokyo”, “Out Of My Head”, “Superstar”, “Daydreamin'” and even does his verse on Kanye’s “Touch The Sky”.
If you haven’t seen Lupe live, then the Tetsuo and Youth Preview Tour is definitely worth your time! Click here for a list of his upcoming shows.
5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs
If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.
1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.
In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary.
2. He’s funny.
Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.
3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.
In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.
4. He’s a rapper.
His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle.
5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.
The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.
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