Thursday, July 15, 2010
This song is such a passionate song about a family and the absence of fathers in children lives and has to be one of my greatest Lupe, and one of my favorite songs of all times. The lyrics are so cool though repetitive, but the message is so powerful. I thought it was worthy to be the song of the day. Enjoy.
Fiasco was born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco on February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois. Born of West African descent, he was one of nine children of Shirley, a gourmet chef, and Gregory, an engineer. His father, who was a member of the Black Panther Party, was a prolific African drummer, karate teacher and owner of karate schools and army surplus stores. Fiasco was raised Muslim on the West side of Chicago. At the age of three, Fiasco began taking martial arts classes. By age 10, he earned his first black belt. He attended Thornton Township High School in Harvey, Illinois. He initially "hated" hip hop music for its use of vulgarity. He began rapping when he was in the eighth grade, and upon hearing Nas' 1996 album, It Was Written, began to pursue hip hop.
Growing up, Fiasco was given the nickname "Lu", the last part of his first name, by his mother. "Lupe" is an extension of this nickname, which he borrowed from a friend from high school. "Fiasco," he says, "came from the Firm album. They had the song, 'Firm Fiasco'. I just liked the way it looked on paper."
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