Chicago native rapper Lupe Fiasco performed at the halftime of the Chicago Bulls versus Buffalo Bills game, which is one of the coldest games at the venue in a decade. The Bears went into halftime with a 10-6 lead. “So I better see Chicago out there. We’re gonna rock it out,” Fiasco said in the short video posted to social media by the Bears on Thursday. 

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Rapper Lupe Fiasco performs at Buffalo Bills vs Chicago Bears halftime show at Soldier Field: Watch

Born in Chicago in 1982, Lupe Fiasco is an accomplished rapper, singer, and record producer. He has been nominated for 12 Grammy Awards, winning Best Urban/Alternative Performance in 2008 for his single ‘Daydreamin’ with Jill Scott.

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It’s not the first time that the rapper has performed at a Chicago sports event. On March 2, 2017, Fiasco performed at the Bulls-Warriors game at the United Center.

His performance came on a very chilly day at Soldier Field which is one of the coldest for the Bears since they started playing at the venue in 1971.

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Fiasco rose to fame in 2006 after the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor. He performs as the lead of the rock band Japanese Cartoon under his real name. He is also the chief executive officer of 1st and 15th Entertainment.

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Fiasco’s real name is Wasalu Muhammad Jaco. He developed an interest in hip-hop after initially disliking the genre for its use of vulgarity and misogyny. At 19 years of age, he joined a group called Da Pak. Rapper Jay-Z helped him sign a record deal with Atlantic Records. In September 2006, Fiasco released his first album Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor on the label, which received three Grammy nominations. His second album The Cool was released in September 2007. The lead single Superstar became his first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.