after all the bullshit, beef and bickering from lupe fiasco and “t.r.o.y.” originator pete rock, the two let the dust settle. and while the single didn’t much for me, the man can still rap himself some laps around everyone else. AND he can make music videos. he puts the gritty punk rock aesthetic aside for this one, only to trade it in for tongue-in-cheek lambo rentals and cartoon miscreants.
my “give a shit” meter for this album has plummeted to close to 0 fucks. the one thing i didn’t want with food & liquor 2 is some neo-political fake ass agenda rap. and while the beat is amazing and samples/interpolates pete/cl’s “T.R.O.Y.,” i’m still holding out hope that lupe has some “paris, tokyo,” and “hip-hop saved my life” left in him, but we’ll just have to wait for more.
edit: pete rock is not happy.
edit 2: lupe is not happy that pete rock put him on blast