Wasalu Jaco, professionally known as Lupe Fiasco, is a Chicago-born, Grammy Award-winning American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and community advocate. He is a luminary in the world of hip-hop, renowned for his thought-provoking lyrics, innovative storytelling, and unwavering commitment to social and political activism.
Rising to fame in 2006, following the success of his debut album, Food & Liquor, Lupe has released eight acclaimed studio albums; his latest being Drill Music in Zion released in June 2022. His efforts to propagate Conscious Material garnered recognition as a Henry Crown Fellow and he is a recipient of the MLK Visiting Professorship Program at MIT for the 2022/2023 academic year.
Lupe will talk about the use of LLMs in his creative endeavours, including co-writing a new rap song ‘Glass of Water’ with AI.
Time: 19.00 – 20.00
Date: Tuesday 26 September
Location: Lecture Theatre 1, Blackett Building. South Kensington Campus