Government name: Wasalu Muhammad Jaco

According to Lupe, he took the second part of his name from The Firm's 1997 song "Firm Fiasco." The Chicago rapper used to rhyme under his birth name, Wasalu, which people would often shorten "Lu." Since "Lu Fiasco" sounds more like a minor league baseball coach than a rapper, he borrowed the first part from a friend named Lupe.