Lupe was ranked #84 on Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2007 for his music video "SuperStar."
Lupe is a devout Muslim and a deep thinker who listens to jazz.
Lupe has lived his whole life in Chicago where he is currently residing.
His hit song "Kick,Push" is on the soundtrack of NBA Live 07'.
His song "The Instrumental" is on the soundtrack of Madden 2007.
His fourth song on his album Food & Liquor is titled "Kick, Push". This song is known as his biggest hit.
His first album, Food & Liquor was released on September 19, 2006. However, the album was leaked before it was released.
He loves to write songs when he's in the car.
He's a big jazz fan.
He was named GQ's 'Man Of The Year' in 2006.
Lupe has a MySpace profile which he uses to further his music career. An example of that being, he put up a poll on his page asking people to vote on which song they would want to see made into a music video.
He loves skateboarding. He based the song "Kick, Push" on skateboarding and his passion for it.
Food & Liquor, his debut solo album, reached number 1 on the 'Top Rap Album' charts.
When in high school, he considered himself a nerd who was only popular because he came from 'the hood'.
When he was younger, he initially hated hip-hop. This is because he thought of it as vulgar and demeaning.
Along with good friend Bishop G, he started up FNF Radio, a college radio station that averages up to 6,000 listeners per night.
His album, Food & Liquor, was nominated for 'Best Rap Album' at the 2007 Grammy Awards.
Fabolous and The Game have both expressed interest in doing a collaboration with Lupe.
Jay-Z, another popular rap artist, offered Lupe a record deal with Def Jam Records, but Lupe turned it down. Jay-Z instead assisted Lupe with his debut album.
Early in his career, he wrote a song called "Pop Pop". This glorified gun use and jewels. Before it was released, he dropped the song.
He was formerly part of the band, Da Pak.
Lupe thanks his parents, an African drummer and a gourmet chef, for his taste for art.
He began to rap when he was in 8th grade, but began to pursue it fully when he was 17.
His father was a prolific African drummer and his mother was a gourmet chef.
He was strongly influenced by Tupac Shakur.
Lupe has made over 15 different mixtapes.
Lupe has made over 9 guest appearances in music videos.
He has three Grammy nominations.
He is the youngest of four brothers and five sisters.
In January 2006, he signed with Reebok.
Lupe is not only a rapper, but a songwriter and producer.
He is signed to Atlantic, 1st and 15th records. He was previously signed to Arista Records.
Lupe: When I retire, I want to sleep away on a positive note. What you put out into the world comes back to you.
Lupe: People have their morals, but morals aren't concrete. People think because I'm a Muslim that I pray five times a day, but you're never going to see that on a day-to-day basis. People fluctuate.
Lupe: Well, I was born Muslim, so Islam plays a part in my life and everything I do. I don't go to clubs, I don't drink, I don't smoke - the whole groupie situation is shut down.
Lupe Fiasco: Cause it's a classic. Like, people study-you study the masters, you know what I'm saying? Everybody that's rapping studied someone to learn how to rap. They had a rapper who was they favorite rapper that they wanted to be like and wanted to rap like, know what I'm saying? For me, I just look at it like I studied a masterpiece. I modeled my album after a masterpiece; and not song for song; not line for line; not beat for beat. It was more-for me it was like mood for mood. The way he set the mood on that album to me was just like incredible. And at the time in my life-like, I fell in love with 'It Was Written' when I was seventeen/eighteen-a very impressionable time-so I was like I love that album. That's my favorite Hip Hop album, so it's like why not base your album on 'It Was Written?'
Lupe Fiasco: When I retire, I want to step away on a positive note. What you put out into the world comes back to you. You actually change the world with what you do. I want to put some good in the world.