How much is Lupe Fiasco worth?
American rapper Lupe Fiasco has generated a net worth of $14 million. He emerged in the American hip hop industry in 2006 after the critical and commercial success of his first studio album, Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor. Since then he has been receiving recognition for his music and philanthropic works. He is also the vocalist of the rock band, Japanese Cartoon. He is also active in other areas like business and fashion.
Fiasco began recording music at the age of seventeen. He joined a band, Da Pak, and signed to Epic Records. He shortly met rapper Jay Z who helped him get signed to Atlantic Records. Kanye West asked Fiasco to work with him on his track, Touch the Sky. Fiasco released his own single, Kick, Push was released during this time. The song received two nominations at the Grammy Awards in 2007. Jay Z helped him release his debut album which would go on to receive nominations for three Grammy Awards and one Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative performance. A year later, he released Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool. The album received critical acclaim and nabbed a spot on the tenth spot on the Billboard Hot 100. With Pharrell Williams and Kanye West, he formed Child Rebel Soldiers and released US Placers. Food and Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album was recorded next which was followed by an EP with his side project group Japanese Cartoon. In 2011, he released Lasers which made it to the top of the Billboard 200. He received three Grammy nominations for Lasers in 2012. Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 was released in 2012 and was certified platinum. in 2015, he released his long awaited album, Tetsuo & Youth.
Lupe Fiasco’s birth name is Wasalu Muhammad Jaco. He was born on February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois. His parents separated and divorced after which he was raised by his mother. Later, he began living with his father in Harvey, Illinois. He started rapping in high school and made his own mixtapes. Fiasco wasn’t attracted to hip hop at first but began embracing it after he listened to more hip hop music.
In addition to being a rapper and record producer, Fiasco has also made his presence known in the world of fashion. He has founded clothing lines and has a line of sneakers with Reebok. The rapper is also recognized for his penchant for humanitarian work.