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Lupe Fiasco

Biography

American rapper and singer who gained fame from his album Lupe Fiasco’s Meals & Liquor. His melody “Show CONTINUES ON” charted at #9 on america charts. He began because the frontman for the group Japanese Toon. He attracts from his youth experiences to body his design of music and is known as a leader from the sociopolitical hiphop movement. He was raised in a family group of nine kids. His mom, Shirley, was a chef. He got his initial big break when Jay-Z agreed upon him to Atlantic Information.

Quick Facts


Full Name Lupe Fiasco
Date Of Birth February 16, 1982
Place Of Birth Chicago, IL
Height 1.78 m
Profession Rapper
Education Thornton Township High School
Nationality American
Parents Shirley Jaco, Gregory Jaco
Siblings Arthur Bolton
Awards Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Music Groups Japanese Cartoon, Child Rebel Soldier
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video, Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance, BET Hip Hop Award for People's Champ, Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Lyricist of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Hip Hop Video, BET Hip Hop Award for CD of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Impact Track, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collabo, Duo or Group, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album, BET Award for Best New Artist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist, Soul Train Music Rhythm & Bars Award, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group, Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track, BET Hip Hop Award for Best New Hip Hop Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice R&B Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice Hip-Hop/Rap Artist, MTV Australia Award for Best Hip-Hop Video, MTV Australia Live Performer Award
Movies All Access: DVD Magazine: Vol. 13, The Underground Show
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1 Working on his sophomore album, tentatively titled 'The Cool', which is scheduled for release in summer of '07. [January 2007]
2 Released first album, 'Food & Liquor'. [September 2006]
3 Released the first single, "Superstar", from his upcoming second album, 'The Cool'. [September 2007]
4 He released his sophomore album 'Lupe Fiasco's The Cool' on December 18th (US). [December 2007]
5 Once competed in academic decathlons.
6 In 2008 his song "Superstar" (featuring Matthew Santos) became a top ten hit in the United States.
7 He named himself after the song, "Firm Fiasco", by the hip-hop super-group, The Firm.
8 Growing up, he had the nickname "Lu", the last part of his first name.
9 Has four brothers and five sisters. Lupe is the youngest.
10 His father was an African drummer, and his mother was a gourmet chef who often traveled the world.
11 Lupe had been signed to Epic Records along with his group, "Da Pak", but later signed a solo deal with Arista Records.
12 His album "Food & Liquor" had been in the works for approximately five years. The project had grown and changed over time.
13 He says hip-hop artist Nas' sophomore album, "It Was Written", was his primary source for inspiration.
14 He is highly influenced by 'Crucial Conflict' and Nas, among others.
15 He began to rap when he was in the eighth grade, but pursued it fully when he turned 17.
16 He has a passion for skateboarding, which he discusses in his song "Kick Push". This was the first single from his debut album, 'Food & Liquor'.
17 He was raised in the west end of Chicago.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Suicide Squad 2016 writer: "Black Skinhead" - as Wasalu Jaco
Mr. Robot 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
French Open Live 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising 2016 writer: "BLACK SKINHEAD" - as Wasalu Jaco
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2011-2015 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Glastonbury 2015 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Rap Critic Reviews 2011-2015 TV Series performer - 7 episodes
Late Night with Seth Meyers TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2015
UK Championship Snooker TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Rude Tube 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
World Championship Snooker 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parks and Recreation 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Conan 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The X Factor TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Formula 1: BBC Sport TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shameless TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Fright Night 2011 performer: "Letting Go"
So You Think You Can Dance 2008-2011 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2011 writer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2011
20 to 1 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 performer: "Solar Midnite" - uncredited / producer: "Solar Midnite" - uncredited / writer: "Solar Midnite" - as W. Jaco, uncredited
Prom Night 2008/I performer: "We All Want the Same Thing" / writer: "We All Want the Same Thing"
One Tree Hill TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Taken 2008/I performer: "Change" / writer: "Change" - as W. Jaco
Madden NFL 2007 2006 Video Game performer: "The Instrumental"
Entourage 2005-2006 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2005 Video Game performer: "Tilted"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Eric Andre Show 2015 TV Series Hannibal Buress

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little Ballers 2013 Documentary executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2017 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Check the Rhyme 2016 Documentary Himself
Hangout Music Fest 2015 TV Special
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Tavis Smiley 2008-2015 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Stand Up to Cancer 2014 TV Special Himself
Conan 2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2008-2013 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2006-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
The X Factor 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
RapFix Live 2012 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2008-2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
2011 BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Performer
2011 MTV Video Music Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Nominee
What's Trending 2011 TV Series Himself
2011 MTV Movie Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Performer
The Colbert Report 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest and Musical Guest
Lopez Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself
Fair Game? 2010 Documentary Himself
Summit on the Summit 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Lupe Fiasco: Halloween Night Doc 2009 Video documentary
The People Speak 2009 Documentary Himself
Bring Your 'A' Game 2009 Documentary short Himself - Hip-Hop Artist
Fuse: Live from Voodoo Experience 2008 TV Movie Themselves - Performers
2008 MTV Video Music Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Q with Jian Ghomeshi 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2008 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2008 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008 TV Series Himself
mtvU Woodie Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself - Performer
4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2007 TV Movie Himself
BET Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
Real Talk: The Blueprint for a Safer Philadelphia 2007 Documentary short Himself
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Cypher
Showtime at the Apollo 2006 TV Series Himself
One Tree Hill 2006 TV Series Himself
The Album Chart Show 2006 TV Series
Rap City 2006 TV Series Himself
My Shot With 2006 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beef 4 2007 Video documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Urban/Alternative Performance · Jill Scott

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Album For the album "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album. Pt. 1."
2012 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Performance For the song "The Show Goes On."
2012 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Album For the album "Lasers."
2011 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Hip-Hop Video For the video "The Show Goes On."
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration · Matthew Santos
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Album For the album "The Cool."
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Solo Performance For the song "Paris, Tokyo."
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Album For the album "Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor."


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#Quote
1 When I retire, I want to step away on a positive note. What you put out into the world comes back to you. You actually change the world with what you do. I want to put some good in the world.


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