Sat May 27 2017
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
$53 (Fees Included)
This event is 14 and over
Goes Great With: Childish Gambino, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Nas
One of the most cerebral and enigmatic rappers active since the mid 2000's, this Grammy Award winner is changing the game.
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Raised in Chicago, Jaco developed an interest in hip hop after initially disliking the genre for its use of vulgarity andmisogyny. After adopting the name Lupe Fiasco and recording songs in his father's basement, 19-year-old Fiasco joined a group called Da Pak. The group disbanded shortly after its inception, and Fiasco soon met rapper Jay-Z who helped him sign a record deal with Atlantic Records. In September 2006, Fiasco released his debut album Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor on the label, which received three Grammy nominations. He released his second album, Lupe Fiasco's The Cool, in December 2007. The lead single "Superstar" became his first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. After a two-year delay, Lasers was released in March 2011 to mixed reviews; however, it became his first album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200. His latest album, Tetsuo & Youth, was released in January 2015.
In addition to music, Fiasco has pursued other business ventures, including fashion. He runs two clothing lines, Righteous Kung-Fu and Trilly & Truly; he has designed sneakers for Reebok. He has been involved with charitable activities, including the Summit on the Summit expedition, and in 2010 he recorded a benefit single for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Fiasco is also noted for his anti-establishment views, which he has expressed in both interviews and his music.
Despite being a rookie in the game, Sam Lao has already begun to cause a stir in the city of Dallas. Her debut EP, West Pantego, has received rave reviews from both Dallas and national media only to be outdone by her debut album SPCTRM. Making countless lists for Best Album of 2016, SPCTRM also lead Sam Lao to sweep the Dallas Observer Music Awards winning all 5 categories she was nominated in - Best Song, Best Music Video, Best Female Vocalist, Best Rap/HipHop Act and Best Album.
In addition, Lao has performed at countless shows and festivals over the last few years including Index Fest, Homegrown Festival, 2 SXSW showcases, The Greenville St. Patty's Day Concert w/ Ludacris and multiple sold out shows. Sam's visuals, which can be found on her Vevo page, are some of the most exciting music videos to come out of Dallas in some time.
Whether it was listening to her music online, seeing her amazing live performance or watching one of her captivating music videos, fans have been coming in masses to see what's next from Sam Lao. She is clearly showing that she has what it takes to hang with the boys in hip-hop.