Food & Liquor - Lupe Fiasco
Metascore
83

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. Being bold and different for Lupe pays off right from the jump.
  4. Food & Liquor is one of the year's fresher efforts and future classics.
  5. Food & Liquor is the best hip-hop album of 2006.
  6. A messy, ambitious CD by a deeply thoughtful MC. [6 Oct 2006, p.71]
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 160 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 78
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 78
  3. Negative: 3 out of 78
  1. Oct 17, 2010
    10
    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 thisFantastic 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. Jan 30, 2015
    9
    it's a breath of fresh air with Lupe's cool lyrical style. He sounds like he enjoys rapping , like he has fun doing it rather than try to seemit's a breath of fresh air with Lupe's cool lyrical style. He sounds like he enjoys rapping , like he has fun doing it rather than try to seem "intimidating" as most others do. I truly enjoyed every single beat in this album and the only thing that makes it fall short of a perfect ten for me are the songs "Real" and "Just might be OK". Full Review »
  3. Jan 29, 2015
    8
    This album is very good. It feature great production from a variety of other rappers, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mike Shinoda etc. The lyrics are alsoThis album is very good. It feature great production from a variety of other rappers, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mike Shinoda etc. The lyrics are also incredibly well-written commenting on everything from video games to terrorism. While the hooks are very bland and none of the songs are particularly memorable, this is still a good album because of the messages it presents and the incredibly well-written lyrics. Full Review »