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Lupe Fiasco went from high-school chess club to the heights of hip-hop. His new album is called Lasers.
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March 11, 2011 The Chicago-born rapper grew up in neighborhoods filled with drugs, violence and prostitution — but at home, his parents provided him a wide window to a larger world. In his music, Fiasco continues to bridge divides by reaching beyond the boundaries of hip-hop.
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December 18, 2007 Esquire music critic Andy Langer and former Rolling Stone contributing editor Toure review the latest music releases, including a sophomore album from Lupe Fiasco, a Rivers Cuomo solo record, a new one from Mary J. Blige and the Radiohead box set.
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December 5, 2006 Writer and reviewer Will Hermes shares his favorite albums of the past year. Hermes is a frequent contributor to NPR's All Things Considered and writes for Spin Magazine, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly. He's also the co-editor of Spin: 20 Years of Alternative Music.
November 14, 2006 Lupe Fiasco is a Chicago-based rapper who made his mainstream debut on the most recent CD by Kanye West, who is also from Chicago. Now Fiasco is further cementing the Windy City's reputation as a breeding ground for innovative hip-hop, with a new CD, Food and Liquor.
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