Hear Me Clearly
In the 15 years since he appeared on the inaugural XXL Freshman cover, Lupe Fiasco has changed a lot. Yet, he remains one of the illest lyricists in the game.
Interview: C. Vernon Coleman II
Editor’s Note: This story appears in the Summer 2022 issue of XXL Magazine, on stands now.
At this point in his Grammy award-winning career, Lupe Fiasco is a reluctant rap star. That’s because, at 40, he defines himself as much more than just an MC. Rap renaissance man might be a more apt title. The Chicago native’s character arch has been an intriguing one, which includes receiving cosigns from Kanye West and Jay-Z in the mid-2000s
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