Eight Gigs: Lupe Fiasco

Tue., Nov. 22, 8:30 p.m., the Crest Theatre, $32-$61.50

Looking back at Lupe Fiasco’s debut album, Food & Liquor, released a decade ago, its lyrical content still holds a mirror to today’s sociopolitical topics. The Chicago-born rapper shares his outlooks on the ugly realities of poverty and racism balanced with his love for Islam and storytelling. Fiasco is also steadfast when it comes to his political opinions found freely in his music and candidly on his Twitter account. The day after this year’s Presidential election, Fiasco took to social media to challenge his fans to “Think clearly” and “Resist triviality” in a manner of solace. 1013 K Street, www.lupefiasco.com.