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. 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, 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. The lead single " Superstar " became his first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot After a two-year delay, Lasers was released in March to mixed reviews; however, it became his first album to debut at number one on the Billboard
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Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is a Chicago-born, Grammy award-winning American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and community advocate. Their continued efforts to elevate community engagement can be seen through the myriad of movements they have co-founded and supported. As the co-founder and co-owner of community initiatives such as, We Are M. We Are M. The foundation soon became the catalyst for The Neighborhood Start-up Fund, which encourages disenfranchised youth in developing entrepreneurial skills to establish businesses in underserved communities. Furthering his efforts in community engagement and mentorship, Lupe co-founded the Society of Spoken Art, which unites aspiring lyricists with established artists, who act as mentors to inspire the mastery of linguistics and semiotics. In addition to their various community efforts, the artist and humanitarian, also sits on the advisory board for Zero Mass Water; a renewable, solar-powered initiative that seeks to democratize water.
The American rapper Lupe Fiasco has released seven studio albums , six mixtapes , seven soundtrack albums , 38 singles including ten as a featured artist , and 37 music videos. He has also made music with musicians outside of the hip hop genre, with artists such as Blake Lewis. Lupe Fiasco's The Cool has also spurred his first top 10 single, " Superstar ". The song was also certified platinum by the RIAA. Both of his first two albums have been met with positive feedback, with several critics labeling his debut as a masterpiece. Some critics have also stated Lupe Fiasco's The Cool as an even greater followup. His third studio album, Lasers , was released on March 8, , and debuted at 1 on the US Billboard , making it his first number one album on the chart as well as his highest debut sales, with over , albums sold the first week.
What started as a simple lyrical exercise turned into a full EP: Ellis sent Lupe more beats that he liked, and Lupe created four more tracks, adding spoken-word clips from his longtime friend, renowned designer Virgil Abloh. HOUSE was completed in a week. In a little over 20 minutes, Lupe covers the highs and terrifying lows of the modeling industry, uses a conceptual song about sneakers to somehow critique capitalism while honoring the life of unarmed gunshot victim Ahmaud Arbery, and imagines the prehistoric age while comparing himself and other veteran rappers to the dinosaurs that once roamed the earth. Beyond music, these days Lupe is often seen on Instagram talking to fans and fellow rappers about everything from his appreciation for cars to politics while encouraging all his followers to do their role in protecting each other from the coronavirus. What attracted you to that initial beat in the first place, and what made you decide to do a full on EP with it?