17 tracks to look forward to fellow Lupe fans! As you can see above, the tracklist to F&LIITGARA1 (most ridiculous initials ever, btw) features some intriguing song titles and not a lot of big name features. Lupe clearly doesn't need to go the route of obtaining a big name artist on his album and I'm glad the features will spotlight some under the radar singers (more Poo Bear, nice!) with Bilal, being the biggest name of the guests. No big-name emcees though. But no worries. I'm sure at some point, the hardcore rap fans will get Lupe with Favorite Lyricist X on a collab for some other future project. For now, it's all about Lupe, and I can't wait to digest what's shaping up to be his most lyrically controversial album to date on September 25th.
What do you guys think of the tracklist, features, and artwork?
"Bitch bad, woman good/Lady better, they misunderstood."
Raps been known for exploiting women, but Lupe Fiasco has gone against the grain in his new single "Bitch Bad." Lyrically unimpressive, Lupe's new single takes a step in the right direction but falls short.
Is exploiting women what sells and being kind to women boring?
Though degrading at times, Rap lyrics are to be taken with a grain of salt. Hyperbolic lyrics are what sells but should only be seen as an "artistic expression", not a lifestyle.
The Atlantic explores the history of the portayal of women from Tupac's epic "Brenda's Got a Baby" to Lupe's "Bitch Bad" in their most recent article.
At first galance you might think that I did something wrong with this post, but nope that's not the case. This actually may be the cover art for Lupe Fiasco'sFood & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1. The album is set to drop September 25th, and if this is the actual cover art I like it. Lupe is known for stepping out of the box with his music and now he's just going one step futher and doing it with his cover art.
Well what a treat I have here for all of you. Lupe Fiasco's new music video for "Bitch Bad" just dropped! Directed by Gil Green, Lupe continues to showcase that true artistry that we all so expect in his works. I'm diggin this visual as well as the song of course. We're all over here patiently waiting for that Food & Liquor II Lu. Enjoy!
Well after "Lamborghini Angels" just dropped yesterday, it seems that we will get a little more material from Lupe before his album, Food & Liquor II, drops on September 25th. According to iTunes, we can expect Lupe's next single, "Form Follows Function", to hit us in two weeks on August 28th. And then two weeks after that, we should get his last single "How Dare You" on September 11th. Awesome right? But wait there's more, besides these two anticipated tracks just being on repeat when dropped, you all should be on the lookout for Lupe's video for "Bitch Bad" to be dropping very soon as well. A lot to take in for all you Fiasco fans I know, but this is only the beginning as these next two months should showcase some amazing music. Lupe at it again!