Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco



Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco (/ˈlp/ LOO-pay), is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. He also performs as the frontman of rock band Japanese Cartoon under his real name. As an entrepreneur, Fiasco is the chief executive officer of 1st and 15th Entertainment.

Raised in Chicago, Jaco developed an interest in hip hop after initially disliking the genre for its use of vulgarity and misogyny. After adopting the name Lupe Fiasco and recording songs in his father's basement, 19-year-old Fiasco joined a group called Da Pak. The group disbanded shortly after its inception, and Fiasco soon met rapper Jay-Z who helped him sign a record deal with Atlantic Records. In September 2006, Fiasco released his debut album Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor on the label, which received three Grammy nominations. He released his second album, Lupe Fiasco's The Cool, in December 2007. The lead single "Superstar" became his first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. After a two-year delay, Lasers was released in March 2011 to mixed reviews; however, it became his first album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200. His latest album, Drogas Light, was released in February 2017.

In addition to music, Fiasco has pursued other business ventures, including fashion. He runs two clothing lines, Righteous Kung-Fu and Trilly & Truly; he has designed sneakers for Reebok. He has been involved with charitable activities, including the Summit on the Summit expedition, and in 2010 he recorded a benefit single for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Fiasco is also noted for his anti-establishment views, which he has expressed in both interviews and his music.



Coulda Been
Coulda Been is a song by musical artist Lupe Fiasco, released on May 12, 2017.
Drogas Light
Drogas Light (stylized as DROGAS Light) is the sixth studio album by American hip hop recording artist Lupe Fiasco, released by 1st and 15th Productions on February 10, 2017.
Tranquillo is a song by musical artist Lupe Fiasco, released on February 3, 2017.
Made in the USA
Made In the USA is a song by musical artist Lupe Fiasco, released on January 27, 2017.

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Lupe Fiasco Says He’s Voting This Fall, Says Sh*thole President Inspired Him
  –  January 12, 2018
Lupe Fiasco has opted for all of his adult life to not involve ... shock to some who might have felt Lupe would have been more active considering the style of music he creates. Fans of the lyricist chimed in via the Twitter, congratulating him most of ...
Lupe Fiasco Isn’t Convinced Kendrick Lamar Is The Greatest Lyricist In The Game
  –  January 9, 2018
Lupe Fiasco Pledges Allegiance To Colin Kaepernick With New Song, “Kneelin’ On Needles” Another Twitter user quickly chimed in to defend the “HUMBLE.” artist, suggesting that any one of Kendrick’s songs is better than Lupe’s entire music cata ...
Lupe Fiasco Says Kendrick Lamar Is Not A Top Tier Lyricist
  –  January 8, 2018
In the eyes of many Hip-Hop fans, Chicago’s Lupe Fiasco was an exciting addition to the music and culture during the mid-2000s. In his first two albums, a slew of mixtapes, and a la carte songs, the Chicago, Illinois native won over the masses and ...
Lupe Fiasco Says Kendrick Lamar Isn’t A Top Lyricist
  –  January 7, 2018
Lupe Fiasco at one point was in the shoes previously worn by Lamar. Fiasco had the hearts of hip-hop heads, but not of the general music consumer. A try at gaining that trust, his 2011 release Lasers, pushed Fiasco a step back in his career direction.
Lupe Fiasco Accuses Kendrick Lamar of Biting His LP Artwork, TDE Responds [PHOTO]
  –  January 6, 2018
While many fans rejoiced over K.Dot dropping new music, Lupe Fiasco was not too happy with the single's artwork. The Chicago rapper went on Twitter and accused the Lamar of copying his artwork for his upcoming Drogas Wave album but his cover art for “All ...
Overrated/Underrated: Did Lupe Fiasco Brick His Career, Or Is He An Unfairly Overlooked Rap Superstar?
  –  October 27, 2017
Today’s candidate: Lupe Fiasco. Lupe Fiasco tells a story on “Dumb It Down ... one backpack rappers from ’95 to 2017 have always endorsed: Because you like my music, you are more intellectual, more cultured, more tapped into “real” hip ...
Lupe Fiasco Announces 2018 Australian Tour
  –  October 25, 2017
Late last year, Lupe Fiasco courted controversy with some antisemitic lyrics, and even claimed he was quitting music. Catch all the dates and ticket details for his 2018 Australian tour, below.


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