8 Things You Must Know About Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1
"The Ital (Roses)"
"These women's rights workers used to chant this back in the 1920s. They used to have a slogan where they would say 'give me bread, but give me roses.' So they'd say give me bread and all those necessities in life, but we also want something that's beautiful. It comes from this American movement of workers, out in the streets protesting and fighting," Lupe explains. "It's a little caveat in everything that went into making the album, it's even in the titles."