One of hip hop’s most prominent artists, LUPE FIASCO, brings his lyrical stylings to Cove Manila for one night of intense partying and dropping beats on June 22.
With Grammy recognitions and several gold and platinum certifications, Lupe Fiasco (Wasalu Muhammad Jaco in real life) carved out a space in the hip hop and rap community as a formidable artist at a very young age.
The Chicago-based Fiasco started exploring rap in junior high school. Later, he joined a group called Da Pak which disbanded shortly after signing with Epic Record and releasing one single. Barely in his twenties, Fiasco was signed as a solo artist to Arista Records thanks, in part, to the vocal support of Jay-Z. Eventually, Fiasco found his way to another major label, Atlantic Records, where he was given the opportunity to release his first album, Food & Liquor, preceding several mixtapes, his debut single “Kick, Push”, and an appearance on Kanye West’s “Touch the Sky”.
Peaking at number 8 on the Billboard 200, Food & Liquor earned Fiasco three Grammy nominations and a win for “Daydreamin’” featuring Jill Scott for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. In 2007, his second, highly conceptualized album, The Cool was released and gained a gold certification leading to four more Grammy nominations including a platinum certification for his first Top Ten single, “Superstar”.
Fiasco’s next album, Lasers, was released by Atlantic in 2011 following a signed petition by his fans due to the long delay. The album topped three charts: Hot R&B Hip Hop Albums, Hot Rap Albums, and the Billboard 200 with hits like “The Show Must Go On” hitting the Top Ten on Hot 100, and “Out of My Head” peaking at number 40 on Hot 100 and number 11 on Hot R&B/Hip Hop.
Come see Lupe Fiasco as he returns to the Philippines at Cove Manila. With his unique brand of rhymes and beats, Manila is definitely going to have one lit night!
Doors open at 10:30pm. Tickets begin at P500.00.