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Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco


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Birth Name :

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco

Birth Date :

February 16, 1981

Birth Place :

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "Kick, Push" (2006)


Born in a Muslim family on February 17, 1982, Wasalu Muhammad Jaco aka Lupe Fiasco was the fifth child out of nine siblings. His father is an engineer as well as an apt drummer while his mother is a gourmet chef. Little Fiasco was raised in Westside of Chicago and pursued his education at Illinois' Thornton Township High School. Rapping had gone into his head while he was still very young, but gangsta rap was popular during the time that he was intimidated by the profane lyrics produced by the rappers at that time. Thus he gave up rapping as a career choice.

However, when he heard Nas' 1996 album, "It Was Written", Fiasco was dumbstruck and instantly attracted to the art of rapping. At 19 years old he had formed a rapping group called Da Pak that were signed by Epic Records and released a single. Unfortunately, the group split up just after they were about to begin but fortunately for Fiasco who chose to go solo after that.

Latest News

Lupe Fiasco Premieres NSFW Music Video for 'Adoration of the Magi' Ft. Crystal Torres

April 15, 2015 08:58:08 GMT

has debuted the official music video for "Adoration of the Magi", a collaboration with Crystal Torres from his latest album "". Hitting YouTube on Tuesday, April 14, the visuals directed by Alex Nazari offers glimpses at unexpected people hitting a strip club.

Lupe Fiasco Premieres New Track 'Next to It' Ft. Ty Dolla $ign

June 19, 2014 08:46:53 GMT

has returned with a brand new track titled "Next to It". Featuring guest vocals from , the song was first premiered by DJ MoonDawg on Chicago radio station 107.5 on Tuesday night, June 17.

Lupe Fiasco Teams Up With Ty Dolla $ign for New Track '$nitches'

February 27, 2014 08:11:32 GMT

has joined forces with fellow rapper for a new track called "$nitches". The track is set to appear in the "Tetsuo and Youth", the Chicago MC's upcoming album which is scheduled to arrive later this year.

Lupe Fiasco Debuts Unreleased Track 'Piru Blues'

December 26, 2013 09:14:55 GMT

has dropped an unreleased track called "Piru Blues". The mellow cut, which arrived just in time for the holidays, was produced by DJ SimonSayz. According to Lupe, the song is a leftover of his "".

Lupe Fiasco Escorted Off Stage From Pres. Obama Pre-Inaugural Concert

January 22, 2013 09:09:51 GMT

Anti-Obama artist chose no less than a pre-inauguration event to bash the re-elected president. The rapper, who became infamous for referring to Pres. Obama as a "terrorist", surprised the crowd at the "StartUp RockOn" concert party at the Hamilton Live Theater held a day before the president's big inauguration ceremony in Washington D.C.

Lupe Fiasco Premieres Open-Minded Music Video for 'Bitch Bad'

August 23, 2012 02:29:20 GMT

has just dropped an inspirational music video in support of his new song "Bitch Bad". Filmed in a retro style, the clip, which was debuted on RapFix, shows Lu rapping on a theater stage while some models give performances to describe the meaning of the B-word and its bad affect in the African-American community.

Lupe Fiasco Unleashes New Song 'Lamborghini Angels'

August 14, 2012 07:11:34 GMT

continues giving sneak peek to his next studio installment by dropping a new single. The song titled "Lamborghini Angels" has been made available for download on iTunes since Monday, August 13, unveiling the sensitive issues he addresses through the lines.

Video Premiere: Lupe Fiasco's 'Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)'

June 28, 2012 06:40:12 GMT

has released a music video for his single "Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)". The 30-year-old rapper is driving his white Lamborghini and roaming the streets with glowing eyes while rapping to the camera.

Sugarland, Lupe Fiasco, Ludacris Tapped for Grammy Noms Concert

November 03, 2011 17:39:28 GMT

More names are revealed as the performers of "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" which will air November 30 at 10 P.M. ET/PT on CBS. , and have joined , and in the list.

Video Premiere: Patrick Stump's 'This City' Feat. Lupe Fiasco

September 21, 2011 04:52:09 GMT

is sending a love letter to the city of Chicago. A music video for "This City", the frontman's first single off solo debut "", has just been made available for viewing pleasure. Featuring shots of a city, it also sees snippets of the rocker wandering around a bustling metropolis.

Video Premiere: Lupe Fiasco's 'Out of My Head' Feat. Trey Songz

June 30, 2011 09:07:35 GMT

has debuted a new music video for his latest single "Out of My Head". Featuring collaborator , the clip sees the 29-year-old Hip-Hop artist being so fascinated with his love interest that he keeps seeing her face on every woman he encounters from an old woman to a police officer.

Video: Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz's Performance at 2011 MTV Movie Awards

June 06, 2011 07:37:54 GMT

and shared the stage of Gibson Amphitheatre at the 20th Annual MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, June 5. The two male artists teamed up in "Out of My Head", a duet they recorded for Lupe's latest studio album "".

Matthew Perry Going Back to Rehab to Focus on Sobriety

May 13, 2011 01:25:16 GMT

makes sure that his sobriety stays on top of his priority list. The Chandler Bing of "Friends" has struggled with prescription pills and alcohol in the past, and on Thursday, May 12, he announced that he is going to take a break from the show business and returns a treatment facility to continue his recovery.

Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz Team Up for 2011 MTV Movie Awards

May 12, 2011 17:07:30 GMT

The first confirmed performers for 2011 MTV Movie Awards have been revealed. is set to make a collaboration with on their duet "Out of My Head" for the first time together on television. He's also going to sing "The Show Goes On" which can be found on his No. 1 album "".

Lupe Fiasco's 'Airplanes' (Demo) Ft. Hayley Williams Emerges

April 08, 2011 07:39:50 GMT

Turns out "Nothin' on You" was not the only song that originally recorded but was later snatched by and turned into a smash hit by the Atlanta rapper. Recently, an "Airplanes" demo which features the "Lasers" rapper and hit the web.

Lupe Fiasco Apologizes for Confusion Over Chicago Album Release Party

March 29, 2011 08:37:18 GMT

Rapper has apologized to fans in Chicago, Illinois after event promoters failed to make it clear an album release party on Saturday, March 27 was simply a celebration and would not include a performance by the star. The "Superstar" hitmaker was billed to make an appearance at his hometown's House of Blues for a Record Release Party in response to the overwhelming success of his new album, "", which earned Fiasco his first U.S. number one earlier this month on March 11.

Artist of the Week: Lupe Fiasco

March 28, 2011 06:57:39 GMT

Back in 2007 and 2008, had the very intention to quit the music industry, saying there's so much more in life that he would like to do. He planned to record the third studio album, initially title "LupEND", as the goodbye gift for his fans. Yet, when the record came out under the title "" on March 8 this year, fans were buying his work like they want no end of his music.

Lupe Fiasco Announces 2011 'Lasers' Tour Dates

March 19, 2011 02:53:32 GMT

is coming to a city near you in North America starting March 27. The rapper will kick off the traveling show at DUB car show in L.A. Convention Center and follows it up with another show at Duke University in Durham, NC four days later.

Lupe Fiasco Breaks Off His Performance in Texas

March 18, 2011 08:00:17 GMT

Rapper has been forced to pull out of an appearance at the South By Southwest festival in Texas on Thursday night, March 17 after falling ill. The hip-hop star was due to play his first show since scoring his first U.S. number one album with "" on Wednesday, March 16, but he has had to cancel the gig due to vocal problems. In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "dr still has me on voice rest...won't be (at) sxsw."

Lupe Fiasco Debuts at No. 1 on Hot 200, Kicking Adele Out

March 17, 2011 03:40:14 GMT

After not releasing a new album for more than three years, has now made a comeback with a grand entry on Billboard Hot 200. The rapper debuts at the first position on the U.S. albums chart, dethroning last week's champ .

Lupe Fiasco Felt 'Suicidal' After Losing 'Nothin' on You' to B.o.B

March 05, 2011 03:29:39 GMT

Rapper fell into a deep depression after record label bosses gave his track "Nothin' on You" to and admits he felt "suicidal" over the snub. The hip-hop star wrote and recorded verses for the song in 2009, but the chairman of Atlantic Records told him his performance was no good and handed the track to another artist.

Lupe Fiasco Confirms to Be Japanese Cartoon's Frontman

February 26, 2011 07:51:16 GMT

Rapper has confirmed he's the brains behind punk band Japanese Cartoon-two years after insisting he was simply an admirer of the group. The Superstar MC was rumored to have teamed up with the new act in 2009 to provide vocals for two tracks posted on their MySpace.com page, under the alias "Percival Fats".

Lupe Fiasco's New Single 'Words I Never Said' Debuted

February 01, 2011 08:19:15 GMT

's so-called "big, controversial" single called "Words I Never Said" has just been unearthed. Produced by today's in-demand music maker Alex da Kid, the song is filled with booming sound and provocative lyrics which tackle such issues as wars and the sinking economy.

Official Teaser of Lupe Fiasco's Controversial Single 'Words I Never Said'

January 19, 2011 09:14:35 GMT

is readying a new single called "Words I Never Said", and he has released an official teaser for it. Coming from production hands of today's in-demand music maker Alex da Kid, it has been promised in a recent interview to be "a really big, controversial record."

Lupe Fiasco Teaches Rap for Charity, Admits It's a 'Very Hard Job'

October 11, 2010 04:42:04 GMT

Hip-hop star turned teacher at a New York charity event on Saturday, October 9, instructing a class on how to rap. The "Superstar" hitmaker hosted a recording session with several teens during an event thrown by hip-hop non-profit organization World Up, as part of New York City's Re:Form School pop-up art exhibition.

P. Diddy and Lupe Fiasco Calling Help for Pakistan via Twitter

September 01, 2010 08:30:06 GMT

Rappers Sean '' Combs and are urging their fans to back the United Nations' Pakistan aid appeal. The organization has formed the Pakistan NOW group, which consists of celebrities and high profile cultural figures using their star status to raise awareness of the recovery effort in the aftermath of the recent flooding.

Janelle Monae's 'Tightrope' Video Ft. B.o.B and Lupe Fiasco

July 02, 2010 06:11:56 GMT

debuts music video for an official remix of her single "Tightrope". She keeps it simple in this black-and-white clip, dancing along with her two featured guests and .

N.E.R.D Surprise Fans With Lupe Fiasco Performance

June 17, 2010 10:14:37 GMT

Hip-hop trio sent fans into a frenzy on Wednesday night, June 16 when they brought surprise guest onstage with them at a free show in New York. The hitmakers, fronted by , performed at the fabled Brooklyn Bowl and treated devotees to a slew of hits, including "She Wants To Move", "Spaz", "Lapdance", "Sooner or Later" and their new track "Hot-N-Fun".

'X-Men: First Class' to Be Filmed in Michigan

June 08, 2010 08:27:07 GMT

Mutant superheros X-Men are going to invade Michigan. According to a scouting alert which is released by West Michigan Film Office, "" is scouting locations in the city with specific details including "a 1960's, South-American or Central American island feel".

Preview of Janelle Monae's 'Tightrope' Video Ft. B.o.B and Lupe Fiasco

June 08, 2010 08:19:18 GMT

A behind-the-scene footage taken from the video shoot of 's "Tightrope" remix is unveiled. It features Janelle filming a dancing scene with as well as and sharing lots of laugh with the two rappers.

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