Rapper, producer, songwriter
Full Name:Wasalu Muhammad Jaco
Nick Name:Lupe Fiasco, Lu (Nickname was given by his mother)
Bornplace:Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date of Birth:February 16, 1982
Age:35 as of 2017
Height:5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
Weight:163 lbs or 74 kg
Eye Color:Dark Brown
Measurements:Lupe Fiasco’s body measurements may be –
1st and 15th Entertainment
- Siblings: Fiasco has total of 9 siblings, 4 brothers and 5 sisters
- Father: Gregory Jaco (Operating plant engineer, karate teacher, drummer)
- Mother: Shirley Jaco (Gourmet Chef)
Best Known For:Fiasco is best known for his album Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor and for being a part of the rock band Japanese Cartoon. Lupe is also known for being an executive director of 1st and 15th Entertainment.
Education:Fiasco attended Thornton Township High School.
Lupe Fiasco Favorites:
- Clarinet Player: Benny Goodman
- Favorite Cities To Tour In: Chicago, New Orleans
- Favorite Movies: Akira (1988) (Japanese Anime)
- Restaurant in Los Angeles: Sushi O (Sushi Restaurant)
- Movie Directors: Steve McQueen, Frederick Wiseman, Steven Kenny
- Breakfast Food: Meals served in Bills, a restaurant in Sydney, Australia
Do You Know These Facts:
- At a young age, Lupe started recording songs in his father’s basement.
- At first, Fiasco disliked the hip hop style of music describing it as vulgar and listened to just Jazz music.
- Lupe’s parents divorced when he was 5 and he went to live with his mother.
- When he was in sixth grade, he moved on to live with his father in Harvey, Illinois. His father taught Fiasco to use guns, so he could protect himself from drug dealers.
- He once was a member of the group Da Pak.
- In his early career, Fiasco appeared by the names Little Lu and Lu tha Underdog.
- Lupe met Jay-Z who helped him to sign his first deal with Atlantic Records.
- Fiasco owns two clothing lines named Trilly & Truly and Righteous Kung-Fu. Lupe has also created sneakers for Reebok.
- In 2010, Lupe recorded a single for the victims of the Haiti’s earthquake.
- Fiasco has been influenced by Nas, Common, Jay-Z, De La Soul, N.W.A, Mos Def, Gang Starr, A Tribe Called Quest and Pharrell Williams.
- Lupe has stated that he believes that one day Islam will take over the world.
- In January 2015, he released the album Tetsuo & Youth.
- You can always follow Fiasco on his Instagram, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Twitter. You can also visit his official website lupefiasco.com.