Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco Wiki/Profile
Name/Famous asLupe Fiasco
OccupationRapper
BornChicago, IL
Country/NationalityIL
BirthdayFebruary 16, 1982
HoroscopeAquarius
Age37 years old
Other NameLupe, Fiasco

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Lupe Fiasco Biography

Lupe Fiasco is best known as a Rapper. American rapper and singer who gained fame from his album Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor. His song “Show Goes On” charted at #9 on the United States charts. Lupe Fiasco was born on February 16, 1982 in Chicago, IL. He started as the frontman for the group Japanese Cartoon. Lupe Fiasco is one of the most successful Rapper. He has ranked on the list of famous people who were born on February 16, 1982.

Fiasco was born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco on February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois. Fiasco is of West African descent, one of nine children of Shirley, a gourmet chef, and Gregory, an engineer. His father, a member of the Black Panther Party, was a prolific African drummer, karate teacher, operating plant engineer, and owner of karate schools and army surplus stores. Fiasco was raised Muslim on the West Side of Chicago on Madison Terrace housing project. At the age of three, Fiasco began taking martial arts classes. His parents divorced when he was five, and he went on to live with his mother, but his father still remained an important part of his life. He described his father’s influence over the family by saying, “After school, my father would come and get us and take us out into the world—one day, we’re listening to N.W.A, the next day we’re listening to Ravi Shankar, the next day, he’s teaching us how to shoot an AK-47, the next day, we’re at karate class, the next day, we’re in Chinatown…”.

He remixed Kanye West’s song, “Diamonds from Sierra Leone”, renaming the new version as “Conflict Diamonds”. With this remix, Fiasco wished to raise awareness of the conflict diamond business. This caught West’s attention, and he asked Fiasco to perform on the song “Touch the Sky” for West’s album Late Registration. The song, which sampled Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up”, became a hit in the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number forty-two. After this success, Fiasco’s first single “Kick, Push” was released earlier than expected. The song was a love story about two people sharing a passion for skateboarding, a topic generally not discussed in hip-hop. Fiasco explained, “[Skateboarding culture is] just as deep as hip-hop. I’m not the greatest skateboarder, but I’m a damn good rapper, so I made a damn good skateboarding song.” 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. 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”.

He also has a position among the list of Most popular Rapper. Lupe is 1 of the famous people in our database with the age of 37 years old.

Family: Parents, Children & Relatives

He grew up in a family of nine children. His mother, Shirley, was a chef. He has not shared enough information about family details. However, our team currently working, we will update Family, Sibling, Spouse and Childrens information.

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco (/ˈ l uː p eɪ / LOO -pay), is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and activist. 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.

In 2007, Fiasco announced his second album, Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool, a concept album that expands on the story of the track of the same name on his first album. While recording this album, Fiasco’s father died of type II diabetes and his business partner, Charles “Chilly” Patton, was convicted of attempting to supply heroin to a drug ring and was eventually sentenced to 44 years in a correctional facility. These events greatly affected Fiasco and the subsequent themes discussed on the record. The disc was released in December 2007 in United States while the first single and video from the album, “Superstar” featuring Matthew Santos was released the first week of November 2007. Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool, a concept album that expanded upon recurring themes in Food & Liquor, is about “a hustler who dies and comes back to life, only to get robbed by two little kids with the same gun that killed him.” For the record, Fiasco decided not to work with well-known producers as he considered it to be “too expensive”, noting the commercial failure of his Pharrell collaboration, “I Gotcha”.

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He began rapping his poems in the eighth grade, and upon hearing Nas’ 1996 album, It Was Written, began to pursue hip hop. While attending Thornton Township High School, Fiasco met gang member Bishop G. The two became friends due to their shared interest in music. Fiasco’s father allowed him and Bishop to make mixtapes in his basement, and the two gained notoriety at the school for their music. However, they were kicked off stage during their first performance because their eclectic musical style was not embraced by the hip hop community. Early in his career, he went by stage names Little Lu and Lu tha Underdog. Growing up, Fiasco was given the nickname “Lu”, the last part of his first name, by his mother. “Lupe” is an extension of this nickname, which he borrowed from a friend from high school. “Fiasco” is a reference to The Firm song “Firm Fiasco”; the rapper “liked the way it looked on paper.” He also said of his name, “You know how rappers always have names like MC Terrorist—like they’re ‘terrorizing’ other rappers? I knew fiasco meant a great disaster or something like that, but I didn’t realize that the person named Fiasco would be the disaster, and that you should be calling other MCs fiascos—not yourself…it kind of humbled me in a sense. It taught me like, ‘Yo, stop rushing, or you’re going to have some fiascos.'”

Age, Height & Measurements

Lupe Fiasco current age 37 years old years old. He born under the Aquarius horoscope as Lupe's birth date is February 16. Lupe Fiasco height 6 Feet 8 Inches (Approx) & weight 357 lbs (161.9 kg) (Approx.). Right now we don't know about body measurements. We will update in this article.

In 2001, Fiasco co-founded 1st & 15th Entertainment with Charles “Chilly” Patton. 1st & 15th is an independent record label separate from Atlantic Records named after the traditional twice-monthly paycheck dates. Although his albums are released by Atlantic since he is under contract with it, most of his works are usually produced by 1st & 15th and its in-house producers. Although Fiasco was initially to serve as vice-president, he became CEO after Patton was convicted on drug charges. Fiasco and singer Matthew Santos were two of the most recognizable signed artists. In November 2009, Fiasco announced he would discontinue the 1st & 15th label: “It was just such a ‘this isn’t right for you right now. This isn’t gonna work for you right now. You need to be focused on you. Do you really want that, do you really have the capacity to do it?'” In March 2013 Fiasco took to Twitter to announce that he had become the Creative Director at Higi, a scoring system based in the Chicago area that helps you to discover more about yourself so you can look, live and feel better.

Height6 Feet 9 Inches (Approx)
Weight102 lbs (46.2 kg) (Approx)
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Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
Dress SizeXL
Shoe Size6.5 (US), 5.5 (UK), 39.5 (EU), 25 (CM)

In 2005, he founded Righteous Kung-Fu, a company that designs fashions, sneakers, toys, video games, comic books, and graphics for album covers and skateboard decks. Fiasco also runs a fashion line out of Righteous Kung-Fu called Trilly & Truly. He has sponsored a skateboard team and has endorsements from DGK Skateboards. In January 2006, Fiasco signed with major footwear and apparel corporation Reebok, becoming part of the “O.G” marketing campaign where rap artists such as Lil Wayne and Mike Jones designed their own personal colorway of the Reebok “O.G” model.

Lupe Fiasco Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth: $1-2 Million

Lupe Fiasco net worth has been growing significantly. Lupe Fiasco’s most of wealth comes from being a successful Rapper. We have estimated Lupe's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

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In 2006, Lupe was named one of GQ’s Men of the Year along with being awarded one Grammy in 2008 along with 12 nominations. He has been nominated for numerous other awards and has also been awarded the Character Approved Award for a Musician by USA in 2009.

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Jay Z assisted him in the production of what would become his debut album Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor. The title of the album is a reference to ‘Food and Liquor’ stores common in Chicago. He explains, “The store is where everything is at…Food to me represents growth and progression. You eat food and you get strength. You need it to live. Liquor is not a necessity; it is a want. It destroys you. It breaks you down. I can see why it’s prohibited in Islam…I’ve always felt like liquor represents the bad, the food represents the good, and everyone is made up of a little of both.” Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor was officially released on September 19, 2006. The album featured production from Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mike Shinoda, The Neptunes, Prolyfic, among others. The record spawned the singles “Kick, Push”, “I Gotcha” and “Daydreamin'” featuring Jill Scott. The critically lauded album was later nominated for three Grammy Awards including Best Rap Album. Fiasco won “Best Urban/Alternative Performance” for “Daydreamin'”. In the same year, he was voted by GQ magazine as the “Breakout Man of the Year.” He also received four BET Hip Hop Award nominations, and it made it to number eight on Billboard 200 and number two on Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. That same year he participated in the first Cypher at the BET Hip-Hop Awards.

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.

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