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.



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Listen: Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Hus Kingpin & Rozewood – School | Stream
  –  March 28, 2018
What do you get when you bring together the lyrical talents of Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Hus Kingpin & Rozewood ... Stay tuned for much more new music coming soon.
Lupe Fiasco Apologizes For His Unpopular Opinion About Kendrick Lamar’s Lyrical Skills
  –  March 28, 2018
Kendrick Lamar fans went berserk on Lupe Fiasco back in January when he expressed his unpopular ... If fans are interested in digging into the mind of Lupe, they will have to listen to his music. “I promise you, from this day forward, you will never ...
Lupe Fiasco Apologizes To Kendrick Lamar, Obama, Says "F**k Kid Cudi"
  –  March 24, 2018
Lupe Fiasco has always been an outspoken person ... Met her a bunch of times. Love her music... It became worldwide news and there was nothing I could really do about it... Even still, just to clarify that."
Looking Ahead at Rap's Future in Virtual Reality With Lupe Fiasco
  –  March 5, 2018
"If I get a cut on my arm, you can’t feel my pain by just watching a music video. With virtual reality, though, you can step into my world and feel what I went through. It’s powerful." Image via Autodesk Lupe Fiasco isn't new to the idea of playing ...
On familiar grounds
  –  March 8, 2018
In the series, Lupe (born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco) drops everything to go on a cross-cultural journey throughout China, where he chases his dual passions for music and martial arts. He will be practising with kung fu masters, as well as checking out China’s ...
US rapper discovers ‘deep, rich’ Asian cultures while making docuseries
  –  March 5, 2018
“Studio SV … is me and my business partner and producer Bonnie Chan Woo,” elaborated Fiasco, whose real name is Wasalu Muhammad Jaco. “It’s a company ... Now, people may be interested in the music content but they also want to know what your ...


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