- Real Name: Wasalu Muhammad Jaco
- Nickname: Lu
- Hometown: Chicago, IL
- Label: First&Fifteenth
20 Fictional Characters Pick Their Favorite Rappers
“You seem unquestionably bored out of your fucking mind,” which, yes.
Breakdown: Lupe Fiasco’s Rhyme Scheme on “Dumb It Down”
Scholars and nerds, aren’t you glad Lupe didn’t dumb it down?
'Kung Faux': The Show That Married Martial Arts and Hip-Hop
'Kung Faux' offered a window—albeit a distorted one—into the material so often stripped down to sound bites and homages.
15 Most Disappointing Legacies In Rap and Their NBA Counterparts, Ranked
Who failed most to live up to their potential?
15 Rappers as TV Shows: An Absurdly Detailed Investigation
It's time for some wild but perfect comparisons.
5 Rappers Who Need to Soundtrack Future Dr. Seuss Movies
With Tyler making songs for 'The Grinch,' here are five other rappers who need to be soundtracking children's films.
Imagining an Alternative Universe Where Every Canceled Rap Album Exists
Read with caution.
Rappers Calling Out Airline Companies: An Absurdly Detailed Investigation
We ranked the 10 most iconic interactions between your favorite rappers and the airlines that bring them to your city.
Lupe Fiasco's 'DROGAS WAVE' Is His Most Ambitious Album Yet
'DROGAS WAVE' is typically complex for Lupe, and it's peppered with definitive greatness.
I'm Tired of Pretending to Understand Concept Albums
Just because you love something doesn't mean you understand it.
Rappers as Fast Food Restaurants: An Absurdly Detailed Investigation
If you don't understand why Kanye West is Taco Bell, we can't be friends.
Lupe Fiasco Explains Why Migos Releasing a 24-Track Album is a "Positive"
Oh, how times have-a-changed.
Lupe Fiasco's Upcoming 'DROGAS WAVE' Is a "Long" Concept Album About American Slavery
The album is slated for release in 2018.
10 Years Later, We Graded These Rappers' Plans to Fix the Music Industry
VIBE asked 50 Cent, Chamillionare and more how they'd fix the music industry in 2007. Let's hop in the time machine.
Lupe Fiasco's All City Chess Club Supergroup Was Always Doomed According to One Member
"There's just really nowhere to go with a rap supergroup."
Joe Budden, “Pump It Up” & the Curious Case of Misleading Rap Singles
From Joe Budden to Joey Bada$$, lead singles don't always taste like the main course.
"Promise Broken": Lupe Fiasco Shockingly Cancels Two Remaining 2017 Albums (For Now)
Spread the word.
Lupe Fiasco Admits He Made a Crappy Album Because Atlantic Didn't "Deserve" His Best
"So I took an L."
Hate Roundtable: Beloved, Acclaimed Hip-Hop Albums We Hated
Despite near-universal acclaim, these four albums just didn't have "it."