The band also lists seminal punk bands Joy Division and The Clash as influences, along with The Killers and Radiohead, and has recorded a cover of the title track to The Prodigy's upcoming album 'Invaders Must Die,' which features vocals that sound very much like Lupe's.
A blog post on the band's MySpace profile, however, claims that "Percival Fats (Born Percival Hindenburg-Fats) Is not Lupe Fiasco (Born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco). Although, he is a dear friend." The post continues, "Lupe does finance the band but is not, I repeat, not the singer in Japanese Cartoon. He is however the producer and we value his participation very much."
Lupe has a new DVD coming out in March, and claims that his upcoming album will be his last as a solo rapper.