Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born 16 February 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur from Chicago, Illinois. After Jay Z helped him sign to Atlantic Records, Fiasco first rose to success with the release of his debut album Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor in 2006 and its nomination for three Grammy awards. He released his second album, Lupe Fiasco's The Cool, the following year, and its lead single "Superstar" became his first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. After a two-year delay, his third album, Lasers, was released in 2011 to mixed reviews, but it became his first album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200. His latest album, Drogas, was released in 2018.
In addition to music, Fiasco has pursued other business ventures, including fashion. He runs two clothing lines and has designed sneakers for Reebok. Fiasco is also noted for his anti-establishment views, which he has expressed in both his music and interviews.