Lupe Fiasco

Born Feb 16, 1982

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur, Lupe is the chief executive officer of 1st and 15th Entertainment. 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.… Read More

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    A Letter To Tupac Shakur, 20 Years Later
    Huffington Post - Sep 13, 2016
  • Rapper Lupe Fiasco Beats Street Fighter Legend Daigo Umehara At His Own Game
    Yahoo News - Feb 16, 2016
  • Lupe Fiasco Announces Tour, No Chicago Dates
    Chicago Times - Dec 30, 2015
  • Lupe Fiasco Says He Will Release 3 Albums Next Year
    Chicago Times - Dec 22, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Lupe Fiasco.


1982 Birth Fiasco was born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco on February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois. … Read More


1996 14 Years Old He began rapping his poems in the eighth grade, and upon hearing Nas' 1996 album, It Was Written, began to pursue hip hop. … Read More


2004 22 Years Old During this time, he recorded guest performances on Tha' Rayne's "Kiss Me" and "Didn't You Know" singles, and also on K Foxx's 2004 "This Life". … Read More
…  He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. … Read More
…  The single, and its accompanying music video, helped Fiasco get attention in the hip-hop community, and was later nominated for two 2007 Grammy Awards.
2008 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Fiasco and his band 1500 or Nothin joined Kanye West's Glow in the Dark Tour which also featured Rihanna and N.E.R.D. … Read More
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. … Read More
2011 29 Years Old 1 More Event
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.


Lasers, however, was nominated Best Rap Album, with "The Show Goes On" nominated for Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song at the 2012 Grammy Awards. … Read More
…  On January 17, 2013 he canceled the plan for the release of the second part of the original double disk.
2015 33 Years Old 1 More Event
His latest album, Tetsuo & Youth, was released in January 2015.
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