Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco ( LOO-pay), is an American rapper, songwriter, 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 was 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 Wave, was released in September 2018.

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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TAPE TAPE

October 2, 2020

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HOUSE

HOUSE

July 24, 2020

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House

House

July 24, 2020

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SHOES

SHOES

July 15, 2020

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SHOES (feat. Virgil Abloh)

SHOES (feat. Virgil Abloh)

July 15, 2020

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Chill's Spotlight

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February 14, 2020

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Blackstar

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January 17, 2020

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Run Game

Run Game

June 21, 2019

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DROGAS WAVE

DROGAS WAVE

September 21, 2018

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Mr Clean (feat. Lupe Fiasco)

Mr Clean (feat. Lupe Fiasco)

May 25, 2018

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Drogas

Drogas

September 8, 2017

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Jump (Vingo Slang Club Mix)

Jump (Vingo Slang Club Mix)

September 1, 2017

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Coulda Been

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May 12, 2017

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Pick Up the Phone

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March 3, 2017

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DROGAS Light

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February 10, 2017

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February 3, 2017

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Made In the USA

Made In the USA

January 27, 2017

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Jump

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January 27, 2017

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Made in the USA

Made in the USA

December 9, 2016

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Lupe Pharaoh

Lupe Pharaoh

December 11, 2015

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Countdown (feat. Chris Turner)

Countdown (feat. Chris Turner)

June 23, 2015

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Tetsuo & Youth

Tetsuo & Youth

January 20, 2015

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Pu$$y (feat. Billy Blue)

Pu$$y (feat. Billy Blue)

October 21, 2014

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Remission (feat. Jennifer Hudson & Common)

Remission (feat. Jennifer Hudson & Common)

September 5, 2014

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Next to It (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)

Next to It (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)

June 24, 2014

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Mission

Mission

May 19, 2014

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Old School Love (feat. Ed Sheeran)

Old School Love (feat. Ed Sheeran)

October 15, 2013

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Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1

Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1

September 25, 2012

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Bitch Bad

Bitch Bad

June 26, 2012

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Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)

Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)

May 22, 2012

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BREAK THE CHAIN (feat. Eric Turner & Sway)

BREAK THE CHAIN (feat. Eric Turner & Sway)

April 22, 2011

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Lasers

Lasers

March 7, 2011

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Lasers (Deluxe Edition)

Lasers (Deluxe Edition)

March 4, 2011

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Words I Never Said (feat. Skylar Grey)

Words I Never Said (feat. Skylar Grey)

February 8, 2011

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The Show Goes On

The Show Goes On

October 25, 2010

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I'm Beamin'

I'm Beamin'

January 26, 2010

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Shining Down

Shining Down

July 7, 2009

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Paris, Tokyo

Paris, Tokyo

April 11, 2008

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Superstar

Superstar

January 19, 2008

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Dumb It Down

Dumb It Down

December 4, 2007

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Lupe Fiasco's The Cool

Lupe Fiasco's The Cool

January 1, 2007

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I Gotcha

I Gotcha

November 27, 2006

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Daydreamin' (feat. Jill Scott)

Daydreamin' (feat. Jill Scott)

July 25, 2006

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Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor

Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor

June 27, 2006

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Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor (Deluxe Edition)

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June 27, 2006

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Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor (5th Anniversary Edition; Deluxe Edition)

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June 27, 2006

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Kick, Push

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June 19, 2006

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September 12, 2021

Listen to Lupe Fiasco freestyle over Drake’s ‘Champagne Poetry’

The rapper has reworked the cut as 'Diet Soda Poetry' The post Listen to Lupe Fiasco freestyle over Drake’s ‘Champagne Poetry’ appeared first on NME.

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August 29, 2021

Beastie Boys’ Mike D, Flying Lotus, Lupe Fiasco & Others Mourn Death of Reggae Legend Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

Musicians around the world are mourning the loss of legendary Jamaican producer and a dub pioneer Lee "Scratch" Perry, who died Aug. 29 at the age of 85. See their tributes here.

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July 22, 2021

Lupe Fiasco and Royce 5’9" Drop Diss Tracks Against Each Other

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May 15, 2021

Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins and Run The Jewels to headline Riot Fest 2021

The four-day Chicago event will also see performances from Faith No More, Pixies and Lupe Fiasco The post Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins and Run The Jewels to headline Riot Fest 2021 appeared first on NME.

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January 1, 2021

Lupe Fiasco pays tribute to MF DOOM with new freestyle

"Thanx DOOM...I learned so much from you about the art of rapping" The post Lupe Fiasco pays tribute to MF DOOM with new freestyle appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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