The release of Leaders of the New Kool shows the progression that they are aiming for. Here is a sample called Past My Shades from B.o.B ft. Lupe Fiasco:
The laid back lyrics from B.o.B and the smooth style of Lupe makes this a hard song not to like, and epitomizes the style that they were trying to bring to the mixtape.
Recently, B.o.B. and Lupe decided to bring their new style to the Roseland Theater in Portland. I saw Lupe Fiasco 2 years during the Glow in the Dark Tour at the Rose Garden, and I could only imagine how great his performance was going to be this time. But sadly, I had prior engagements (another concert over at the Wonder Ballroom). A good friend of mine was kind enough to lend me some of his pictures however. Check them out below.
Aside from Leaders of the New Kool, Wale dropped his latest CD: Attention Deficit in November of 2009. After being dubbed one of the new 5 fresh faces of Hip-Hop by Rolling Stone last summer, B.oB.'s album release has been much anticipated. The Adventures of Bobby Ray is in stores now. Lupe Fiasco's Lasers will be his 3rd studio album, set for release sometime in 2010.