According to Fox Sports, hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco, has been named music director for Team USA’s 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign. United States Soccer Federation says Fiasco will make two appearances: Times Square in New York during Fan Appreciation Day on May 30; and in Chicago at the United States Soccer Fan Fest prior to the USA’s match against Ghana on June 16.
Fiasco is collaborating with United States Soccer by creating Spotify playlists—in collaboration with his DJ group the SNDCLSH—and will handle in-game music programming during the Send-Off Series and then at the World Cup.
World-renowned artist Futura has also been named art director for the campaign. He will be in charge of producing the national team’s official World Cup poster, limited-edition skate deck designs, and other limited-edition items.