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9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 210 Ratings

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  1. GuyI
    Dec 31, 2007
    4
    Lupe might be a decent rapper, but just like "Food & Liquor", this album doesn't live up to expactations at all. Flawed by lackluster, at times even cheesy production, it never really kicks off and quickly starts to bore the listener.
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

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  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
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  1. Even considering the over-abundance of elaboration on all fronts, it's a credit to Lupe that he has made an album that cannot be processed after one or two listens, and if you have the time, its inscrutability turns into mere complexity.
  2. It turns out randomness makes for a surprisingly unifying concept.
  3. Lupe Fiasco and his producers--mostly Soundtrakk--have clarified the lyrics and brought out the hooks. The result is a three-act allegory that’s also one of the year’s best hip-hop albums.