Monday, May 24, 2010
Lupe Fiasco, easily one of the most interesting and sensible men in the game, has had an interesting journey to fame. Born Wasalu Muhammed Jaco, he grew up Muslim in a very cultured household. Initially, he did not like rap, deeming it too vulgar, but after listening to Nas's It Was Written, he soon changed his tune, and set his sights on a career in hip-hop. After getting a record deal coming out of high school, he got to working on his debut album, Food & Liquor. It was instantly a success, getting rave reviews, grammy nominations, and sitting atop of the Billboard hip-hop charts for a while. Kick, Push was the most successful single off the album, his skater anthem that became a hit on the radio and within pop culture. His follow-up, The Cool, was a great record as well, and we can expect a third one later this summer.