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Lupe Fiasco

voc, *1982 US, Chicago
Producer of Hip-Hop/Rap
A.k.a. Wasalu Muhammad Jaco

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco (/ˈluːpeɪ/ 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.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Electronic
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
The Show Goes On on Lasers by Lupe Fiasco
Battle Scars (with Guy Sebastian) on Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 by Lupe Fiasco
Superstar (feat. Matthew Santos) on Lupe Fiasco's The Cool by Lupe Fiasco
Kick, Push on Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor by Lupe Fiasco
Daydreamin' (feat. Jill Scott) on Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor by Lupe Fiasco
NAOMI on DRILL MUSIC IN ZION by Lupe Fiasco
AUTOBOTO on DRILL MUSIC IN ZION by Lupe Fiasco
GHOTI on DRILL MUSIC IN ZION by Lupe Fiasco
MS. MURAL on DRILL MUSIC IN ZION by Lupe Fiasco
Jump (feat. Gizzle) on DROGAS Light by Lupe Fiasco

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Band Members
Discography

Title Artist Year Type
Drogas WaveLupe Fiasco2018Album
Drogas LightLupe Fiasco2017Album
LawLupe Fiasco Feat. Simon Says2017Single
Pick Up The PhoneLupe Fiasco2016Single
Made In The USALupe Fiasco Feat. Bianca Sings2016Single
Tetsuo & YouthLupe Fiasco2015Album
DeliverLupe Fiasco2014Single
Next To ItLupe Fiasco2014Album
Makin' PapersDJ Chuckie Featuring Lupe Fiasco, Too Short, Snow Tha Product2013Album
Old School LoveLupe Fiasco Feat. Ed Sheeran2013Single
Vava VoomBassnectar Ft. Lupe Fiasco2012Album
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1Lupe Fiasco2012Album
Lamborghini AngelsLupe Fiasco2012Single
Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free) / B*tch BadLupe Fiasco2012Single
Bitch BadLupe Fiasco2012Single
Battle ScarsLupe Fiasco & Guy Sebastian2012Single
Words I Never SaidLupe Fiasco Featuring Skylar Grey2011Single
LasersLupe Fiasco2011Album
The Show Goes OnLupe Fiasco2010Single
Live At The Intonation Music Festival - Union Park ChicagoLupe Fiasco2010Album
I'm BeaminLupe Fiasco2010Single
It Was WrittenLupe Fiasco2010Album
Go To SleepLupe Fiasco2010Single
Shining DownLupe Fiasco Feat. Matthew Santos2009Single
Superstar / Dumb It DownLupe Fiasco2008Single
Paris, TokyoLupe Fiasco2008Album
XtremeLupe Fiasco2008Album
Follow The LeaderLupe Fiasco2008Compil.
The Underground Show Vol 1Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Chamillionaire, Lil' Flip, Mike Jones, Gucci Mane, Trick Daddy, Tha Dogg Pound, Yung Joc, Hell Rell, 40 Cal, Lupe Fiasco, Obie Trice, Trae, Ray Cash2008Single
A.K.A. Lupe The JediLupe Fiasco2008Album
The Glow In The Dark MixtapeLupe Fiasco, Rihanna, Kanye West And N*E*R*D2008Compil.
Street SmartLupe Fiasco2007Compil.
Dumb It DownLupe Fiasco featuring GemStones & Graham Burris2007Single
Walk In My ShoesEmily King Featuring Lupe Fiasco2007Album
SuperstarLupe Fiasco Feat. Matthew Santos2007Single
SamplerLupe Fiasco2007Album
I Gotcha / Hoodboy (Blackwho? & Yambeard Reworks)Lupe Fiasco / Fantasia2007Album
Paris, Tokyo / Hip Hop Saved My LifeLupe Fiasco2007Album
Lupe Fiasco's The CoolLupe Fiasco2007Album
Live From ChicagoLupe Fiasco2007Album
Muhammad WalksLupe Fiasco2006Compil.
I GotchaLupe Fiasco2006Single
Just Might Be OkayLupe Fiasco2006Album
Touch The SkyKanye West Feat. Lupe Fiasco2006Album
Selectons From Lupe Fiasco's Food & LiquorLupe Fiasco2006Album
Kick Push / Just Might Be OkayLupe Fiasco2006Album
Touch The SkyLupe Fiasco2006Album
As Chi Town Guevara MixtapeDJ Envy Presents Lupe Fiasco2006Compil.
Kick PushLupe Fiasco2006Single
Daydreamin'Lupe Fiasco Featuring Jill Scott2006Album
Lupe Fiasco's Food & LiquorLupe Fiasco2006Album
8 Track SamplerLupe FiascoAlbum
Pop PopLupe FiascoAlbum
SamplerWiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, T.I.Album
Up To MeKev Samples Ft. Lupe FiascoAlbum
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