Food & Liquor (Clean)
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Good CD Nov 24, 2012
By Ryan MacCredie
It is a pretty good album. Should have bought just the MP3s but I'm glad yinz had it for a cheaper price than the stores
Head Nods. Oct 26, 2012
By Andre II
I was already very familiar with this album before I got it.
I know everyone else in the world hates edited music, but I got this copy to jam in the car with my little brother or with the windows down.
This is a great album that features nice production and deep, insightful lyrics by the man Lupe Fiasco.
Food & Liquor (Clean) May 12, 2012
By Judith J. Brown
Food & Liquor contains elements of midwest hip hop and alternative hip hop. On the album, Fiasco covers a wide variety of subjects on the album. The opening track begins with Fiasco chanting the opening lines of the Qur'an in Arabic. The following track, "Real", is a reflection of "making music of which he doesn't have to be ashamed". "Kick, Push", the album's lead single, is about a young male and his love for skateboarding. The lyrics follow the skateboarder through many stages of his life such as his childhood, finding love, marriage, and adulthood. Although the literal meaning of this song is skateboarding, the actual meaning of the song is rejection, and being criticized for doing what one loves. On "The Instrumental", Fiasco addresses addiction to television. "He Say She Say" deals with the story of a single mother and a child lacking a father figure. "The Cool" follows the story of a dead gangster who rises from the grave and returns to the hood where he lived and died.
With its "haunting keys and strings", "Hurt Me Soul" deals with displacement and alienation from his neighborhood.On "American Terrorist", Fiasco discusses the misconceptions of Islam in America. He also addresses the issues of racism and gun culture. The song had originally sampled a song by Chick Corea, but due to sampling issues, it was never cleared. For example the song opens with,"We came through the storm, nooses on our necks, and a smallpox blanket to keep us warm." The album concludes with Lupe reading off an extensive appreciation list of people who helped with the album.