Lupe Fiasco Jumping Into Literary World

Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco has two high profile projects lined up for 2010, in addition to launching a major tour to support his upcoming album Lasers.

Lupe Fiasco has formed a new group with producers Kanye West and Pharrell Williams to form Child Rebel Soldiers and he is working on an untitled book.

Lupe told New Zealand’s Channel 3 News that the book will be released under his birth name, Waasalu Muhammad Jaco.

"I started off as a writer. You know, since I was a little kid, I've been telling stories and actually Hip-Hop has just been an extension of me telling stories,” Lupe Fiasco said. “So putting it in a more traditional form as far as a book has always been a part of the plan."

Lupe Fiasco recently kicked off his Steppin’ Lasers tour to promote his fourth release, Lasers, which has been turned into Atlantic Records, although there is no release date for the album.

Lupe Fiasco’s Steppin Laser tour will kick off this Friday (March 5th) in Claremont California with B.O.B., who will make appearances on select dates.

Tour dates for the Steppin’ Lasers Tour is listed below:

Friday 3/5 - Bridges Auditorium - Claremont, CA - (w/B.o.B)
Saturday 3/20 - Bob Hope Theatre - Stockton, CA
Wednesday 4/07 - House of Blues - Boston, MA - (w/B.o.B)
Friday 4/09 - House of Blues (Atlantic City) - Atlantic City, NJ - (w/B.o.B)
Saturday 4/10 - The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza - New York, NY - (w/B.o.B)
Tuesday 4/13 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC - (w/B.o.B)
Wednesday 4/14 - Royal Oak Theatre - Detroit, MI - (w/B.o.B)
Friday 4/16 - Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI - (w/B.o.B)
Saturday 4/17 - Lund Arena (Gustavus Adolphus College) - St. Peter, MN
Sunday 4/18 - Midland Theatre - Kansas City, MO
Tuesday 4/20 - Peoria Civic Center Theatre - Peoria, IL - (w/B.o.B)
Thursday 4/22 - East Tennessee State University Center - Johnson City, TN
Friday 4/23 - UNC — Charlotte - Charlotte, NC - (w/B.o.B)
Saturday 4/24 - Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Worcester, MA
Monday 4/26 - House of Blues - Houston, TX - (w/B.o.B)
Tuesday 4/27 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX - (w/B.o.B)
Thursday 4/29 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO - (w/B.o.B)
Saturday 5/01 - House of Blues (Las Vegas) - Las Vegas, NV - (w/B.o.B)
Sunday 5/02 - House of Blues (Sunset) - Los Angeles, CA - (w/B.o.B)
Wednesday 5/05 - Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA - (w/B.o.B)
Friday 5/07- Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA - (w/B.o.B)