The critically acclaimed American artist Lupe Fiasco is a renowned name in the music industry for the genre of hip hop music. The artist has many talents to his name and is engaged in different things. Besides being any astounding singer, he is also a hip-hop superstar, a rapper, producer as well as the CEO of 1st and 15th Entertainment. Fiasco in just a span of four years has earned massive appreciation for its music worldwide, making it to the Grammys and various major award nominations.
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Lupe Fiasco started off with his journey in music by joining a group Da Pak. Influenced by other California ‘gangsta rappers’ including ‘Spice 1’ and ‘Ice cube’, the band made songs on subject like cocaine, guns and the likes. The group could not sustain in the music industry for long and disbanded soon after the release of a single soundtrack. Fiasco with his passion for music progressed in the field by signing a solo deal with Arista Records. Getting recognized for his potential, Jay- Z, the president of Def Jam Recordings commented on his music to be ‘a breath of fresh air’ in the genre of hip hop music. This compliment happened to be the turning point in the musical career of the artist. Jay-Z supported Fiasco in crossing all initial hurdles and helped him sign a contract with Atlantic Records. The artist’s first mix tape happened to be a phenomenal success. It became a hit on the Billboard Top 100 and was ranked at the 42 position. This was a formal start for Lupe Fiasco in the field of music.
Lupe Fiasco’s remarkable music generated a positive word of mouth and soon the artist made his place in the industry. He formally stepped up the ladder of success with the launch of his first mix tape that featured amazing rap music. Soon after the launch, his first soundtrack ‘Kick, Push’ was released earlier than expected turning out to be an instant hit. The song also got nominated for Grammy Awards 2007, happening to be the first achievement for the artist. Being known in the music industry, it was right time for him to release his debut album.
Fiasco came up with his first album ‘Food &Liquor’. Featuring amazing songs like ‘I Gotcha’, ‘Daydreaming’ and the likes, the album was a phenomenal success. It got nominated for three Grammy Awards winning one for the soundtrack ‘Day Dreaming’. Not only this, his album was termed as the Best Rap Album of the Year and he was voted by the GQ Magazine as the ‘Breakout Man of the Year’. The amazing response of the launch was shortly followed by the release of another album ‘Cool’. It was also a hit and reached even greater heights of selling over 500,000 copies. The album included incredible singles like ‘Superstar’ which was chosen to be the ‘at-bat’ song for renowned baseball players Ryan Zimmerman, Hanley Ramirez and Troy Tulowitzki. Not only this, it also got featured on HBO’s TV Show ‘Hard Knocks’.
Lupe Fiasco has released up to four albums to date, with ‘Lasers’ being the latest release. The artist for his music takes inspiration from the random moments of his life. His second album ‘Cool’ was a concept album and was themed at the ups and downs in his life. Fiasco is widely recognized in the industry for having a huge fan following. A minor delay in the release of his recent album resulted in an online petition against Atlantic Records by his fans, demanding for the release. The petition gained considerable attention on the blog sites as well and got 5000 signatures the very first day. It has since reached 28000 signatures. In response to the petition, Fiasco treated his fans by releasing his sound track ‘Building Minds Faster’.
This year around, the artist has planned an astounding rock performance for his fans. The concert will feature all his hit singles since the start of his career to date. So guys rush off and get your Lupe Fiasco Tickets right now!