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Chicago, United States (2005 – present)

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is a Grammy Award-winning American hip-hop artist and producer. He first became known to the mainstream hip-hop community in 2005 when he appeared on Kanye West’s album Late Registration on the track “Touch the Sky.” In 2006 Lupe released his debut album, Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor on Atlantic Records, and in December 2007 he released his second full length album, Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool. His next studio album, entitled Lasers, was released on March 8th 2011 after a protest against Atlantic’s decision not to release it.

The Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free) Songfacts reports that Fiasco’s first single off his fourth studio album, Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 debuted on May 21, 2012. On “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free),” he spits rhymes about aspects of modern American life he doesn’t like such as “Suicide bombers and prosperity gospels, emaciated models, with cocaine and blood pouring out their nostrils” as well as socio-political problems in Ghana and the invasion of Iraq.

Lupe has previously been on label Epic with his group Da Pak and then signed a solo deal with Arista. His years at Arista only led to the 2003 promo single “Pop Pop” as well as guest appearances on singles from Tha’ Rayne (2002’s “Kiss Me” and 2003’s “Didn’t You Know”) and K Fox (2003’s “This Life”), then Arista folded in 2004 and Lupe was signed to Atlantic Records.


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  • AntwonTheGreat

    kingnocrown is with the feds

    27 Jul 10:26am Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    Side note: None of this includes his mixtape material. If you are interested in that just leave me a shout and I'll PM you some links.

    24 Jul 1:44am Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    Hello fellow Lupe fanatics :) I recently came across a KTT thread claiming to have every Lupe unreleased track. 2.1 GB download plus additional 330 MB download of new material. Totaled up to about 330 songs, full of unreleased songs, remixes, and freestyles. There's also 70+ instrumentals of various songs, as well as some of his infamous twitter fights and battles included. If you want to take a look, I'll link everyone. I'm about 5 songs in and I got to say the songs are absolutely crazy. There's a "Paris, Tokyo" remix with Q-Tip, Pharell, & Sarah Green that was incredible, rivals the original song. Highly recommended any big Lupe fans check it out:

    24 Jul 1:43am Reply
  • voxzion

    tetsuo and youth its highly underrated

    20 Jul 5:25pm Reply
  • AntwonTheGreat


    17 Jul 2:59pm Reply
  • PDpidi

    Dying for some new music with Gemini/Gemstones.

    16 Jul 9:03pm Reply
  • lewiskendell

    He doesn't get half the acclaim (or sales) he deserves.

    1 Jul 6:43pm Reply
  • oneweektwo

    What means Tetsuo? How does this translates? Tnx

    30 Jun 11:14pm Reply
  • rachaelc1878

    Really not a fan of the latest album.

    23 Jun 10:59am Reply
  • BloodOnLeaves

    Lovin Tetsuo more and more

    11 Jun 7:45pm Reply
  • Big-Mac-Bo

    tetsuo & youth >>>> to pimp a butterfly [8]

    6 Jun 4:04pm Reply
  • KidDennis327

    Blur My Hands <3

    4 Jun 9:02am Reply
  • Rebel2DaGrain

    I personally prefer Lupe over Kendrick overall, but there's some slightly corny spots on T&Y that keep me from putting it over TPAB; plus the immense musical diversity and relevance of TPAB's social commentary put it over T&Y for me. That being said, T&Y is no doubt freaking incredible, and imho is virtually flawless.

    23 May 9:44pm Reply
  • Chikara312

    There are no words to describe how immensely powerful Tetsuo and Youth is.

    20 May 3:47pm Reply

    tetsuo & youth >>>> to pimp a butterfly [6]

    17 May 8:50pm Reply
  • emapia

    I told the fire-breathing dragon he better not harm me or be sorry when he meets my one man army...

    12 May 7:08pm Reply
  • KingNoCrown


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  • DaMetulz

    Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth REVIEW

    4 May 5:46pm Reply
  • 0a170

    Almost 5K listens m8, come celebrate this momentous occasion with me. and here's to another 5K.

    27 Apr 1:32am Reply
  • BloodOnLeaves

    Tetsuo & Youth is magnificent

    26 Apr 10:42am Reply
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