Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer,
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
and runs two clothing lines, Righteous Kung-Fu and Trilly & Truly.
Wasalu Muhammad Jaco
February 16, 1982 ( age
Chicago, United States
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Rapper, producer, songwriter
He used to be called Lu, shortened from his birth name, Wasalu.
The latter part of his stage name came from the Firm album. He said:
"They had the song, 'Firm Fiasco.' I just liked the way it looked on paper. And so it's like,
All City Chess Club, Child Rebel Soldier, B.o.B, Japanese Cartoon, Matthew Santos, Pooh Bear
Lupe Fiasco Quotes
I'm looking at "what can I do to propel, not only myself as an artist, but also my company." What kind of music can I make to ensure that I get in the arenas and get in the faces of people that normally wouldn't listen to hip-hop but how can I do that now. It's not a song about rolling through the hood on "24's" with a tech-9. That ain't gotta do it. You've got to take a risk. You've got to be diverse if you want to propel yourself beyond just being a rapper and going platinum or 2x platinum or whatever. A lot of doors get slammed in people's faces because of the content of their music, you know?
I got into skateboarding when I was like a shorty. It was a toy thing.
It feels good, you know. It feels like you're out there, you know, doin' your own thing, know what I'm sayin'? It's like, people can't really compare it to anything, and that kinda feels good. It opens me up to a lot of different arenas, a lot of different type of situations, you know like Tony Hawk will call. You know what I'm sayin'? I can just image if my songs was about shootin' up, and like sellin' cocaine, I doubt Tony Hawk would be callin' you know?
Lupe Fiasco Awards
Nominated for 2006 MTVu Breaking Woodie Award for "Kick Push"