Lupe Fiasco recalls the early days as "Lupe Fiasco" in this week's episode of MTV's "When I Was 17." The Chicago rapper formed a rap group with high school friends, copped Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt at a pawn shop for the low price of $2.50, worked at a fast food spot, and built a home studio directly under his father's bedroom. Watch the Chi-Town lyricist take a look back above.

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