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Watch videos of rap legend Lupe Fiasco performing his music and giving a lecture on rap at MIT.

August 22, 2023

Wasalu Jaco, a.k.a. Lupe Fiasco, gave a lecture called “Rap Theory and Practice: An Introduction” at MIT in 2022—and it quickly racked up over a million views when MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing posted it online. The talk offered a preview of his spring semester class.

“Kick, Push” was the lead single on Lupe Fiasco’s debut studio album, Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor, released by 1st and 15th Entertainment and Atlantic Records in 2006.

Lupe earned a Grammy for “Daydreamin’” (featuring Jill Scott), which also appeared on his debut album.

His second album, Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool, was released in 2007 and reached platinum status in 2022. It included his first top-10 single, “Superstar” (featuring Matthew Santos).

Another top-10 single, “The Show Goes On” from Lupe’s third album, Lasers, also went platinum, as did “Battle Scars,” a duet he co-wrote and performed with Guy Sebastian.

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