Lupe Fiasco

American rapper from Illinois

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois),[1] better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is a Grammy-winning American hip-hop artist. He became famous in 2006 with the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor.

Lupe Fiasco
Fiasco performing at Northwestern University in May 2007
Background information
Birth nameWasalu Muhammad Jaco
Born (1982-02-16) February 16, 1982 (age 38)
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active2000–present
LabelsAtlantic, 1st & 15th
Associated actsChild Rebel Soldier


  1. "Lupe Fiasco: Biography". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2008-12-23.