Lupe's "Food & Liquor" made it to position 62 on that list. It's time for Vol. 2 now. Here's what they said about the album:
Carrying on the Chicago tradition of conscious, street-wise rappers was this bespectacled kid with a name based on a Japanese manga cartoon. Lupe Fiasco was rapping about skateboarding and streetwear a good five or so years before the rest of the game became enamored with the "alternative" lifestyle.
With production handled by big names like The Neptunes, Kanye West, and Mike Shinoda—as well as a few of his in-house producers—Lupe put together a debut that explored what life was like for a kid who was from the hood but didn't let that fact define him. As much as Kanye helped usher in a new set of sensibilities within rap, Lupe played a big part as well with his blend of great storytellling and sociopolitical commentary.
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