It's Lupe I presume
The oyabun of these tunes
IPod or zune
Youtube or real
However you view 'em
A kumincho flow as a thumb through boin
I promise Big-O ima come through soon
Put swagger in they style than im out like pewwww
But not before Toyko doin' what we tell em to do
Then my job here's through
I represent the wind and kept it trilly and true
1st and 15th practice righteous Kung-Fu
Highly regarded and the nicest young new
Thing on the scene so I spread my wings
So konichiwa ich ni san
O-genki desuka? Fresh to death, I
Represent the Westside, F-n-F F-I, A to the S-C-O CEO CO

Tokyo Big-O, Lupe Fiasco
F-n-F U-P

Lupe Fiasco

The Chicago born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco first tasted success when he featured on Kanye West’s hit “Touch the Sky”, a track that shortly preceded his real breakout, his 2006 debut album Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor, and he never looked back. He has established himself as one of the greatest urban wordsmiths of all time, with Genius even dubbing him the ‘Proust of Rap’.

While he’s now regarded of one of the 21st Century’s Hip-Hop greats, he wasn’t always a fan of the genre, initially disliking it due to the prominence of vulgarity and misogyny within it. In his late teens, he aspired to make it as a lyricist. In his early twenty’s, he met Jay-Z, who helped him sign with Atlantic Records in 2005. The following year, he released his debut album (Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor), which was met with acclaim from fans and critics alike, as did his sophomore effort, Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool.

The following eight years of his career saw far less output than many would’ve anticipated. This can be partly attributed to his struggles with Atlantic Records. The executives wanted him to sign a 360 deal; however, as he refused to do so they instead shelved his already completed 3rd album, Lasers, and wouldn’t promote him as they had previously. The overseers at the label also interfered with his music (as they had tried to do with his fan-favorite track “Dumb it Down”); subsequently effecting the quality and sound of his third and fourth albums.