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Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1

Lupe Fiasco

Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1

Fourth hip-hop album from Chicago rapper and record producer

ADM rating[?]

6.4

Label
Atlantic
UK Release date
01/10/2012
US Release date
25/09/2012
  1. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    An exhilarating, uneven, thought-provoking, over-egged, over-long, lucid, barnstorming, soul-infused hip-hop album of a type that, as I may have mentioned once or twice or five times, you just don't get any more
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  2. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Returns Fiasco to the hard social commentary of his first records
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  3. 7.0 |   All Music

    The lyrical value (clever, cerebral) is far greater than the musical value (sluggish, meandering)
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  4. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    This is a fine collection of socially inquisitive rap music that would have probably even served as a competent swan song, had Fiasco actually decided to call it quits for good
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  5. 7.0 |   Paste Magazine

    He’s out of the creative wilderness that’s plagued him over the last few years. Fiasco is focused, and results may vary. We’re glad to have him back
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  6. 7.0 |   Tone Deaf

    Until he develops the sampling, beat-making and production skills (or works with someone who has them) that are required to make a truly great hip hop album, he will remain outside the upper echelons of great American rap
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  7. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    Save for the usual nu-metal hard-rock vocalizing on many of the choruses, it is his most relaxed, rewarding effort in a while, and at its best, it feels like a re-introduction to a promising artist who spent some time in the wilderness
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  8. 6.0 |   Spin

    Food & Liquor II is fine and good. It's just not The Great American Rap Album
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  9. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    What other chart-topping star packs his songs full of radical politics, black-history lessons and sci-fi visions of environmental catastrophe?
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  10. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The tunes are pugnaciously mass-market, with debts to Kanye West
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  11. 6.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Some of these tracks give Lupe the room to triumph
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  12. 6.0 |   Entertainment.ie

    Typically ego-fuelled (consider the indulgence of the entirely black cover art), he avoids preachy moralising, but his missteps render the album merely tepid
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  13. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    Fiasco is not without skills or beliefs, but neither are as refined as his self-regard
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Lupe Fiasco: Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1

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  • 1. Ayesha Says (Intro) N/A
  • 2. Strange Fruition (feat. Casey Benjamin) N/A
  • 3. ITAL (Roses) N/A
  • 4. Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free) N/A
  • 5. Audubon Ballroom N/A
  • 6. Bitch Bad N/A
  • 7. Lamborghini Angels N/A
  • 8. Put Em Up N/A
  • 9. Heart Donor (feat. Poo Bear) N/A
  • 10. How Dare You (feat. Bilal) N/A
  • 11. Battle Scars N/A
  • 12. Brave Heart (feat. Poo Bear) N/A
  • 13. Form Follows Function N/A
  • 14. Cold War (feat. Jane $$$) N/A
  • 15. Unforgivable Youth (feat. Jason Evigan) N/A
  • 16. Hood Now (Outro) N/A
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