Photos: Lupe Fiasco & Robert Glasper @ Blue Note

Lupe Fiasco (pictured) tore it up with the Robert Glasper Experiment at the Blue Note for a few sold-out shows this weekend.

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Lupe Fiasco (pictured) tore it up with the Robert Glasper Experiment at the Blue Note for a few sold-out shows this weekend. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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Robert Glasper has garnered raves for his mixing of genres, too--his latest project, the album Double Booked, sees him split between jazz-fueled acoustic sounds and electric, hip-hop-funk fare. Questlove, Bilal and Mos Def all guest on the album. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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The storied jazz vanue may seem like an unlikely fit for the hip-hop artist, but Fiasco (here with Robert Glasper Experiment drummer Chris Dave) has been stretching beyond his origins of late. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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This weekend's final show was crashed by some very special guests: Kanye West and Mos Def both showed up unannounced to rhyme with Glasper and Fiasco, crowding the tiny Blue Note stage. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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In July 2010, Fiasco--under his real name, Wasalu Jaco--released "In The Jaws Of The Lords Of Death," the debut album from his side project, the post-punk band Japanese Cartoon. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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When Atlantic Records held off on the release of his album "Lasers," Fiasco started an online petition urging them to do so that garnered nearly 30,000 signatures; that was followed by a protest outside the Atlantic Records headquarters in NYC in October 2010. The label has now set the release date for March 8. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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The Robert Glasper Experiment's Casey Benjamin on saxophone. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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Fiasco with Robert Glasper Experiment drummer Chris Dave. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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In a recent interview, Fiasco confessed that his favorite songs "aren’t hip-hop songs, they’re songs from Queen like 'Somebody To Love.' Hip-hop is just something I actually know how to do." [Complex magazine] Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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The RGE's Casey Benjamin has collaborated with Q-Tip and Mos Def, among others. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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During the show, Fiasco Lupe performed a special tribute to the late hip-hop producer J.Dilla. Photo for NBC by Erica Camille.
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