The Top 10 Lupe Fiasco Collabos You Haven't Heard (Yet)

If you’re a long time Lupe fan then you’ll know about a lot of projects / collabos that were mentioned, announced or rumored in which Lupe is or was supposed to be a part of.

If you’re a new Lupe fan then you might don’t know about them and this list will be pretty interesting for you to read. You’ll find out about some things that were supposed to but might never happen.

Right after the jump you can check out a list of 10 Lupe Fiasco collabos that were announced or speculated but didn’t happen yet or haven’t been released.

Parties involved: The Knux x Lupe x Curren$y
Project(s): Fire Remix, untitled album track

Back in May of 2009 The Knux announced that they’d do a remix of their track “Fire”which would feature Lupe and Curren$y. At that point they weren’t entirely sure if they’d get Lupe’s part cleared though. A little while later when asked about it again they said that the track was never released due to label politics.

In August of the same year they were interviewed by Semtex and stated that they’d have Lupe on their upcoming album. As we all know...until today both of these tracks have never been released and it’s even doubtful if they were actually ever recorded. Maybe one day we’ll get to hear them...if not, The Knux must have been bullshitting us.

Parties involved: Soulja Boy x Lupe Fiasco
Project(s): Unknown

Back in June of 2009 Soulja Boy said in an interview that he’d be working with Lupe, possibly for his upcoming album. He later on said that he’d probably produce something for Lasers. Never happened.

Then in late October of 2010 this whole controversy over Soulja Boy’s statement for XXL in which he said that he doesn’t want to be Super Lupe Lyrical came up and resulted in both Lupe and Soulja Boy talking about it and eventually squashing all potential “beef.”

After being asked about it later, both of them stated that they’d work together and do a track but up until now, we haven’t heard anything about we even want to?

Parties involved: Glasses Malone x Lupe Fiasco
Project(s): Untitled Album Track

In October 2009 Glasses Malone revealed that Lupe Fiasco will be featured on his upcoming album “Beach Cruiser.” Now the thing is that the album has never been released.

It's currently slated to drop in August but a tracklist that leaked some time ago doesn’t have the Lupe feature on it. We all know that leaked tracklists aren’t reliable so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

Parties involved: Mikkey Halsted x Lupe Fiasco
Project(s): Song – ‘You’re Gone’

The existence of the track “You’re Gone” was first revealed in November of 2009 via Mikkey’s Twitter. The David "DA" Doman produced track will be featured on Mikkey’s album “Chicago: The Photo Album.”

The album has faced countless delays but will eventually drop this year. You can check a little live preview of the track above, minus Lupe’s verse of course.

Parties involved: Lupe Fiasco (Japanese Cartoon) x B.o.B
Project(s): Untitled Japanese Cartoon collabo

We all don’t know how many tracks these 2 actually did together but we do know that there has been one collabo that was most likely done for Japanese Cartoon that hasn’t been released yet.

Lupe played the track during an uStream session back in May of 2009. You can check it out in the player above. There’s a chance that this might ends up on an upcoming Japanese Cartoon project.

Parties involved: Rev Run x Lupe Fiasco
Project(s): Untitled Track

Reverend Run revealed that he did a track with Lupe in January of 2010. Ever since that we pretty much never heard anything about it again. There’s no track title and I don’t know for what project they actually recorded this but maybe it’ll pop up somewhere one day.

Parties involved: Lupe Fiasco x KiD CuDi
Project(s): Unknown

Lupe and CuDi both speak highly of each other whenever they are asked what they think of the other. Both also have stated numerous times that they’d love to work together.

There have been rumors circulating in the past that they’ve actually been in the studio together but we can’t confirm those and I think CuDi actually squashed those rumors in an interview a while ago. All I can say is that this is a collabo that definitely has to happen one day and I can’t wait to find out what they come up with.

Parties involved: Lupe Fiasco x Nas
Project(s): Unknown

I think this is probably the #1 most wanted Lupe collabo among Lupe fans and quite possibly one of Lupe’s own dream collabos seeing how much he loves Nas’ music and how much he was influenced by him.

Now, earlier this year Lupe said in an interview that Nas reached out to him and that they’d possibly work together, eventually for a track on Food & Liquor 2. Seeing that Nas is currently working on his next album...maybe Lupe will be featured on that..who knows. Definitely something to look forward to.

Parties involved: Jay Electronica x Lupe x Lil B
Project(s): Collabo Album or EP

Back in January of 2010 Jay Elect said in an interview that Lupe reached out to him to connect and work together. In interviews following that statement Lupe said that he wants to work with Jay but not on just one track, he wants to do a whole project with him.

Lil B also chimed in at the end of last year saying that he’d do a track with Jay and Lupe but so far nothing happened and we all know how often Jay Elect releases new material.

Whenever any type of collabo between Lupe and Jay happens, I’m sure it will be dope but the question is...will they ever find the time to do it?

Parties involved: Lupe Fiasco x Kanye West x Pharrell
Project(s): CRS Album/Mixtape

Where do I start with this? Those 3 have released a few tracks together and every time a CRS tracks drops it creates quite some hype and people start saying “We need a CRS album!”

We do know that they did some tracks together that haven’t been released yet back when they were on the Glow in the Dark Tour, the last one of these that dropped was “Don’t Stop” when Kanye did Good Fridays. There might be a chance that we’ll get to hear all of them some day.

All of the 3 have also mentioned CRS in several interviews over the years but they never announced anything like an album or any type of full project that they would do.

Lupe is probably the one who gets asked most about it in interviews and he and Pharrell seem like they’d really love to do an album or some sort of CRS project.

Kanye has mentioned CRS and possibly working on something back when he did his Runaway movie promo but we all know that after that he went on to work on an album with Jay-Z.

Currently it’s not looking any good for a full-on CRS project to happen. Pharrell is working on art stuff and is doing big things over at KarmaloopTV, Kanye is getting ready to release Watch the Throne and will eventually tour after that and Lupe is touring and will possibly be back in the studio soon to work on some new stuff for his FOTP mixtape, Food and Liquor 2 and / or Japanese Cartoon.

So it’s absically the same as with the Jay Elect project, the question is: Will they ever find time to work on this? I don’t have an answer to it but I do have hope cause this could be one of the best albums that has ever been created and it would be so dope if it would happen.
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That was the top 10...but there’s one project that didn’t make it on here but I think it still deserves an honorable mention; The “The Cool” Remix Album by Lupe and Justice.

We don’t know what happened to this, only thing we know is that MTV Uk announced that Lupe and Justice would be working on it in 2008 but after that we never heard anything of it ever again...there might have been scheduling conflicts or something else that happened..who knows.

To end this entry I want to say that it’s nice to know that there’s stuff out there that we haven’t heard yet but that will potentially drop some day...and who knows how many tracks are under the radar that we don’t even know about yet...I hope y’all enjoyed the list!


  1. It's a top 10 and I didn't feel like including him. There are some others that didn't make it either.

  2. good list and good read Sean.

  3. Great list. Still hoping to hear the Little Brother x Lupe x Skyzoo project.

  4. alot of rappers record songs that never get released. Alotta fans don't realize that. Just because we never hear it doesn't mean it did not happen.

    Guru said he has 4 albums worth of Hov songs including collabs, that will likely never be released.

    not saying these lupe collabs HAVE been done, just sayin they might be ha

  5. This is a great blog post Sean. I would LOVE to hear some Lupe/Cudi material.

  6. That Nas joint, I'd love to see that come into fruition.

    Bomb ass post fa real *thumbs up*

  7. i want to see lupe collab with eminem or lowkey... :( i guess that may not happen.. but i wont dismiss the possibility of it though!

  8. Lupe nas and black thought a dream collab right there!

  9. Lupe has said in numerous interviews that he has always wanted to do collabo with Damien Marley.

  10. Nas x Lupe collab..

    It ain't hard to tell, I excel, then prevail
    The mic is contacted, I attract clientele
    My mic check is life or death, breathin a sniper's breath
    I exhale the yellow smoke of buddha through righteous steps
    Deep like The Shinin', sparkle like a diamond
    Sneak a uzi on the island in my army jacket linin
    Hit the Earth like a comet, invasion
    Nas is like the Afrocentric Asian, half-man, half-amazin
    Cause in my physical, I can express through song
    Delete stress like Motrin, then extend strong
    I drank Moet with Medusa, give her shotguns in hell
    From the spliff that I lift and inhale, it ain't hard to tell

    This rhythmatic explosion, is what your frame of mind has chosen
    I'll leave your brain stimulated, niggaz is frozen
    Speak with criminal slang, begin like a violin
    End like Leviathan, it's deep well let me try again
    Wisdom be leakin out my grapefruit troop
    I dominate break loops, givin mics men-e-straul cycles
    Street's disciple, I rock beats that's mega trifle
    And groovy but smoother than moves by Villanova
    You're still a soldier, I'm like Sly Stone in Cobra
    Packin like a rasta in the weed spot
    Vocals'll squeeze glocks, MC's eavesdrop
    Though they need not to sneak
    My poetry's deep, I never fell
    Nas's raps should be locked in a cell
    It ain't hard to tell

  11. i dont feel anybody wants to hear a soulja boy x lupe collab... i rather hear that game x lupe collab coming out

  12. i agree with the guy above me and where did the guy above him get them bars from?

  13. lu's best collab of 2011 is cupcakin

  14. @ Delio..I didn't include collabos that are actually dropping soon

  15. Lil b shouldn't do a collaboration with lupe or make music for that matter. Dude is garbage.

  16. Lupe and Cudi..O.M.G., that would be the collaboration ever..! Social consciousness meets emotional honesty, the perfect man, lol

  17. Lupe x Kid Cudi would be cool only if Cudi doesn't rap.

  18. i would take out the souljah one and put the Krayzie Bone x Lupe x Pharrel track up there, good read tho

  19. The Drake x Lupe x J.Cole collabo should be on here. lupe and cole aer my two fav rappers and drake can do it....sometimes.

  20. i wanna hear the one him and krayzie bone were working on with pharrel

  21. Lupe and talib kwelliiiii please

  22. Nas: "dnt stat non, won't b non" Lupe: "if u dnt bcome n actor u'll never b a factor" this is y they should do an album 2geda.

  23. I love Lupe! He is such a real artist! Definitely bringing good music that we're not used to during this time. He always has such real issues to talk about! I wrote a blog post about him speaking about Obama as being the biggest terrorist in the U.S. I don't think he meant it that way. Check it out!

  24. A J.Cole and Lupe feature would be one of the best thing ever


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