Food & Liquor - Lupe Fiasco

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. By boldly expanding the parameters of mainstream hip-hop, Fiasco's threatening to make rap a welcoming place for geeks and iconoclasts as well as pimps and thugs.
  2. Though I wish the beats were less corny-orchestral, Fiasco marks his own turf in a three-song sequence that would have led the second side back in the day. [Feb/Mar 2007]
  3. Food & Liquor is the best hip-hop album of 2006.
  4. Food & Liquor is one of the year's fresher efforts and future classics.
  5. Being bold and different for Lupe pays off right from the jump.
  6. A messy, ambitious CD by a deeply thoughtful MC. [6 Oct 2006, p.71]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 145 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 76
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 76
  3. Negative: 3 out of 76
  1. Oct 17, 2010
    Fantastic album. One of the best of the decade for hip hop. I'm not sure Lupe is appreciated enough for what he brings to the table, but this album is great song to song. "Kick Push", "I Gotcha", and especially "Hurt Me Soul" are my favorites, and show is lyrical abilities. Full Review »
  2. Sep 26, 2012
    A masterful debut from one the generation's greatest MCs. Lupe is on another level from many of the rappers who call themselves artists. Lupe the Killa... Full Review »
  3. Apr 25, 2012
    A solid debut that even drew the attention of a casual hip hop listener such as myself. The entire album is worthwhile for fans of the genre, but everyone else can likely get away with just downloading "Kick, Push" and "The Emperor's Soundtrack". Full Review »