There is a huge lack of live hip-hop DVDs. It might be due to the lack of good hip-hop performers, but even artists that are great performers (The Roots, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Common, Mos Def, etc.) could have more of a presence on the DVD front.
Lupe Fiasco is out to change that…
According to The LupE.N.D. Blog, Lupe’s first live DVD will release on March 31. The show was filmed on Halloween 2008 at Congress Theatre in Chicago, and featured his band, 1500 or Nothin, along with a string orchestra and brass section. The above performance is an accoustic take on “Superstar” with Matthew Santos on guitar and vocals.
If this video of “Kick, Push” is any indication, the DVD should be incredible.