Lupe Fiasco is a new name on the scene over here in the UK but he's certainly someone you should check out. If you're a Radio 1 listener then you will have definitely heard his excellent debut single 'Kick Push'.
Hailing from Chicago, Lupe is set to release his debut album 'Food & Liquor' later this year, sees Jay-Z as one of its executive producers. Other beat-makers include: Prolific, Soundtrakk, The Buchanan's, Needles, and Bryce Wilson. Guest artists include: Jill Scott, Kanye West and Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park). The continued success of hip-hop depends on individuals who combine the streets with intelligence with strong radio airplay. And with Lupe Fiasco, rap has found another favorite son.
We caught up with Lupe Fiasco on his trip to the UK last week. For any fans, there's a special treat at the end of the interview!