In a bizarre series of events, Lupe Fiasco found himself in an exhibition match against the greatest Street Fighter player of all time, Daigo Umehara. While Lupe Fiasco is a well-recognized rapper, Daigo's fame may not be as apparent. The viral "EVO Moment #37" video where he performs the "Daigo Parry" has accumulated millions of views on youtube. In a nail-biting, Street Fighter: 3rd Strike match against Justin Wong, with only one pixel of health, the perfectly executed "Daigo Parry" protected Daigo's Ken from Justin's Chun-Li attacks. The parry meant Daigo's Ken would be spared any damage to his one pixel of health, and let Daigo counter with a super that ultimately destroyed his opponent. EVO Moment #37 is largely regarded as the most hype comeback in fighting game history, and solidified Daigo as "The Beast" of the genre.
That was in 2004, but twelve years later, Daigo Umehara is still racking up championship titles and tournament victories in various fighting game titles. Daigo is considered a celebrity in Japan, even having his own biographical manga series and a best-selling book. Today, Daigo was flown out to San Francisco so he could play against his newest challenger, Lupe Fiasco. But why Lupe Fiasco?( Collapse )
Source: Mostly my love for Street Fighter. Lupe's Twitter