Lupe Fiasco named ‘Music Director’ for US football team ahead of World Cup

Rapper will create Spotify playlists and handle in-game music ahead of this summer's tournament

Lupe Fiasco has been named Music Director for the USA football team ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

With the tournament due to kick off in less than a month, Lupe Fiasco has been recruited to collaborate with US Soccer in a variety of areas during the Send-Off Series and the World Cup. He will create Spotify playlists and also handle in-game music programming during three warm-up games the team will play prior to arriving in Brazil.

Fiasco will appear in Times Square in New York during Fan Appreciation Day on May 30, and he will hold a music set in Chicago at the US Soccer Fan Fest prior to the USA’s match against Ghana on June 16. His new single ‘Mission’ was revealed on Monday, scroll down to listen now.


Lupe Fiasco is the latest musician to get involved with U.S. Soccer at the World Cup after Haim and Diplo joined USA footballers in modelling the strip the national team will wear in the tournament.

The 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil on June 12. USA will play in Group G alongside Germany, Portugal and Ghana.