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Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor

Rap & Hip-Hop album by Lupe Fiasco

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Fiasco's Just The Name Not The Album

  • Sep 19, 2006
There's no denying that Lupe Fiasco is one of the most unique new artist you'll hear from hip-hop within the next few years. There's been a long wait for some fresh new artists and there's been so many rappers to drop a hit then an album and no more from them. That's the difference between Lupe and the rest of the new generation of hip hop and that's the fact that his lyrical style and mind frame give him the ability to go further than one or two albums. Lupe delivers not only thought provocative lyrics but also beat production that are classic worthy. He has chosen the perfect production, it doesn't outshine his lyrics in any way but it makes them stand out more. Lupe's album has also been said that it lacks that song that sticks, no no no that's not true. That means that his album lacks that one song that can go commercial and I applaud him for that.

This is not the first time I've heard some of these songs, I've been listening to some of them for months on promotional stuff but I've been waiting for the album to play it on my stereo. So I'm not just giving this five stars off a first listen. The beat production is way pass hot, from the amazing song Daydreamin with Jill Scott to his hit that attracted me most Kick Push. The album also has limited guest appearances, which is a great thing to do on your first album release if you ask me. Lupe knew what he was doing, he has said that an artists first album should be limited to appearances. Lupe gives a switch hitter style as well, his delivery isn't the same on every track and thank god finally a new artists who believes in using different subjects and telling stories cause I'm sure I'm not the only one tired of hearing about the cash, cars, and well you get what I mean.

Like I said the lyrics are spot on, he gives you great stories with imagination. I think my favorite song is Daydreamin because Jill Scott kills it and Lupe didn't slack on his lyrics just because he had a great singer on the track. Lupe has said that he wants to change his delivery on every album and I hope to see another in the next couple of year's but I'm not done with Food & Liquor yet. If you don't think Lupe's the solution to hip hops problems or he's overrated then it's obvious you're a hater. The problem today is that people haven't heard real hip hop in so long that now they even blast at the young cats that are trying their best to resurect it. This album is in no way overhyped or the album that's bringing back happy rap because one this isn't rap and two this is what real hip hop sounds like. This is a straight classic, I mean no skipping songs just press play and you're good.

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review by . September 27, 2006
I think this album is truly amazing. Food & Liquor has been on heavy rotation on my CD player, computer media, and in my car ever since it came out. He may have never had an album before but he surly has experience in the world of Hip-Hop. Lupe Fiasco, who has performed alongside Common and Rakim, created a huge stir in the Hip-Hop underground with the release of his three Farenheit 1/15 mix-tapes. Although there are several artists pushing the envelope of creativity, Lupe is just in his own category, …
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Let's see...a rap artist is hyped insufferably, his music is leaked incessantly, his album is delayed indefinitely, the hype grows, rinse, repeat. Welcome to the world of pop music in 2006, when "unauthorized" Internet seepage can somehow manage to simultaneously make and break an aspiring young performer. Lupe Fiasco's unfinished debut CD was slathered all over the Web for months, like some sort of Lonelygirl15, before finally seeing the legitimate light of day. That said, the Chicago-bred rapper, who rose to prominence thanks to his "Touch the Sky" collab with Kanye West, is hardly a slouch. His skittering, low-key rapping style is truly distinctive, and his lyrics are mostly thoughtful and creative without being heavy-handed. Despite frequent comparisons to "thinking man's rappers" from Tribe and De La Soul to Nas, the most apt comparison might be to Kanye West himself: Like West, Fiasco rises above the trappings of the street without sounding condescending or out of touch, and his sound has the same "timeless" quality--partly old-school, partly of the moment. Yet somehow,Food & Liquorisn't quite a home run either; it lacks fire and it cries out for an infectious track or two that really sticks. Still, Lupe distinguishes himself as an artist to watch.--Marc Greilsamer
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Label: Atlantic , Wea
Artist: Lupe Fiasco
Genre: Rap & Hip-Hop
Release Date: September 19, 2006

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