In 2008, Lupe Fisaco was nominated for 12 Grammys and swiped one for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for “Daydreamin'” featuring Jill Scott. Lupe never received his gilded gramophone trophy until his show in Cincinnati on Monday (April 18).

The Chicago rapper says he was sick with pneumonia the day he won the award and was not able to be there to accept it so his lawyer accepted it on his behalf. The trophy was mailed to his lawyer’s home and it stayed there in her garage for 9 years.

Upon being reunited with his Grammy while in Cincinnati, he decided to take the moment give his acceptance speech to the city’s crowd thanking his fans and of course his mama before performing the song that landed him the accolade, “Daydreamin.'”



“When I was a little kid, my father told me, we was driving through Chicago, and he used to say ‘You see all these buildings? You can take all these buildings and if you put ’em together they’ll turn into a robot,'” the Tetsuo & Youth rapper says. “From that point, that was the initial point where all of my creative energies and fascination with telling stories and putting things together and seeng the potential of the world and the potential of people o become things fantastically beyond there wildest dreams. So I wrote a song about it and the song is this song right here.”

Lupe is set to release the final last albums of his career which have been tentatively named DROGAS, DROGAS light* and SKULLS.

The full video of Lupe Fiasco giving his Grammy acceptance speech before performing “Daydreamin'” as follows.

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