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Album Review: Lupe Fiasco – Food and Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 (Mobile)

October 16, 2012
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“In “Food and Liquor 2”, Lupe comes across as preachy and exhibits a sometimes self-aggrandizing messiah-like tone in parts of the album.”

By naming it “Food and Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Part 1”, Lupe has already given the listener the impression that this album will have the elements of his classic debut. In fact, the album opens up with the beautiful intro “Ayesha Says” where Lupe’s sister Ayesha is reciting a grippingly poignant poem. The intro is followed by the track “Strange Fruition”; a play on words on the iconic Billie Holiday song called “Strange Fruit” that was about the lynching of African Americans during the times of the Jim Crow laws.

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