An exploration into the underlying fundamental functions, structures, and principles of rap. Lupe Fiasco gave a lecture at MIT on November 30 at 7pm. For in-person attendees, masking is encouraged. Free and open to the public.
Wasalu Jaco, professionally known as Lupe Fiasco, is a Chicago-born, Grammy award-winning American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and community advocate. Rising to fame in 2006, following the success of his debut album Food & Liquor, Lupe has released eight acclaimed studio albums, his latest being Drill Music In Zion, released in June 2022. His efforts to propagate conscious material garnered recognition as a Henry Crown Fellow, and he is a recipient of an MLK Visiting Professorship at MIT for the 2022/2023 academic year.
Video of this past event is now available at cmsw.mit.edu/video-lupe-fiasco-presents-rap-theory-practice-an-introduction.