WesSyde Posted September 25, 2006 Report Share Posted September 25, 2006 so how many of you guys checked out Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor? the album is amazing. i knew it was gonna be something special when i first heard the leak this summer. at first i when i looked at the tracklisting i was a bit dissapointed that some of my fav songs from the leak were not on there, but it turns out they were, just under different names. and in fact, the songs were more polished and as a result, better. this album has to be one of the best to come out so far this year. i would have to give it a 9 or 9.5 out of 10. the beats are very well produced and some of them have jazz and rock samples in them, which is very cool when done right. if you havent checked this album about, go ahead and do so. why did it get a PA sticker tho? it has the N word like 3 times and the b word twice and thats about it. so here's my track by track analysis: Intro - a spoken word intro. the beat on it is dope. Lupe explains the meaning of Food & Liquor comparing it to the good and the bad in the world 4.5/5 Real - wow i cant get enough of this beat. the chorus is corny in a good way and it gets stuck in your head. great message to the song aswell 5/5 Just Might Be Okay - been hearing this song since the leak and not my favorite beat, but Gemini does a good job on the chorus 4/5 Kick, Push - i think we've all heard this song. the beat is perfect, the lyrics are perfect. not much more to say. 5.5/5 I Gotcha - not a beat that i like that much and some of the lyrics i dont feel quite as much. the chorus doesnt quite do it for me either. sounds a lot like a kanye song haha. 3.5/5 The Instrumental - lovin the rock influence on the beat. flow is good and the story is a good one, i like this song a lot. 4.5/5 He Say She Say - i like the violins on the beat and the chorus is above average. but the best part of this song is the story tellin and flow by Lupe. "no positive male role model to play football with and build rail road models" 5/5 Sunshine - another great beat. i havent checked the producers of each individual song, but Jay-Z produced the album and i think Kanye had to have some input, and they did a damn good job. this is a song u can really relate to when u like/love somebody. pretty deep track 4.5/5 Daydreamin' - not really feelin Jill Scott or the beat on this one. i do feel Lupe's aggressive flow tho. 4/5 The Cool - another rock influenced beat. good message, about what happens to you when you try to do everything that is "cool" 4/5 Hurt Me Soul - originally called No Place To Go, a great song. "i used to hate hip hop because the women were degraded" "too short made me laugh/like a hypocrite i played it/a hypocrite i stated/but only reciting half/omitting the word bitch, cursin i wouldnt say it" 5/5 Pressure - one of the dissapointments for me. this beat of this song originally belonged to "Trials and Tribulations" which was a great song. however, Lupe scrapped the verses he wrote for that song and re-wrote it to feature Jay-Z who was a little less than impressive. the other version was better. 3.5/5 just because of the beat American Terrorist - originally called Close Your Mind. a real deep song with some good lyricism 5/5 The Emporer's Soundtrack - nice upbeat tempo with Lupe just flowin over it for 2:56 straight 4.5/5 Kick, Push II - this sound should've been left off the album haha. it shows what happens when you try to recapture a classic. not feelin the flow or the beat at all. 2.5/5 The Outro - Lupe wrappin up the album over the same dope beat that is used in the intro. basically he gives everyone love and shout outs that had/have helped him in his life... which takes a whole 9 minutes. so it does get borin but at least he's givin shout outs and props. im not really gonna rate this track since i just skip over it and if you bought the bestbuy version you would have 3 bonus tracks. non of them are that impressive except What It Do A couple of notes: the track "Make Sure" which sampled the beat JJ used in A Touch of Jazz wasnt included in the album. also the song "Gheto Story" also known as "Steady Mobbin" wasnt included on the album which is a major dissapointment to me cuz thats like my favorite song besides Kick Push. that song definitely deserved to make the album and was better than some of the other songs on the album. bottom line is invest the $10 for the album while its on sale cuz its really worth more than that haha. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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