Born on February 16, 1982 as Wasalu Muhammad Jaco better known as Lupe Fiasco, is a rapper, artist, producer and CEO Lupe Fiasco grew up on the Westside of Chicago. Lupe was one of nine children. His mother was a gourmet chef and his father was a Black Panther a prolific African drummer, karate teacher, engineer and owner of a karate schools and army surplus stores. When Lupe was five his parents divorced, but his father remained a significant part of his life. His father taught him to use an
AK-47 and other guns so he could protect himself from drug dealers that lived next door and in the neighborhood. Lupe and his siblings were well educated as children. They were only allowed watched public television read National Geographic magazines and encyclopedias. Lupe did not like hip hop when he was growing up because all the negative lyrics. When he heard Nas’ 1996 album, “It Was Written” he decided he was going to rap.
His group called Da Pak first song out was about drugs guns and women.
Lupe didn‘t like the direction he was going so he left the group and went solo. Jay-Z and Nas lyricism had a profound affect on Lupe Fiasco style a rap, rap with a message. Lupe Fiasco song “Words I Never Said“, “The Show Goes On“, “Kick, Push.”, and Daydreamin” are my favorites songs. Lupe Fiasco is not only a rapper he is a entrepreneur he founded “Righteous Kung-Fu” a fashion design , sneaker, toys, video games, comic books, graphics for album covers and skateboards decks company. I like Lupe Fiasco because he is a young rapper that raps about social things that are going on in this world. Lupe Fiasco is now playing on Streetwise Radio.