The Album Sounds Nothing Like LASERS.
If you loved LASERS, this album may not be for you. From what was played, this album sounds nothing like the euro pop infused album that LASERS was. None of the records played sound like anything you are likely to hear in any rave or party in the time being, and for fans of Food & Liquor, this is a very good thing. Soundtrakk and 1500 or Nothin' carry the bulk of the production on the album with beats that enhance Lupe's already dense lyrical ability instead of overpower it as what tended to happen on his previous effort.
Once more, a lot of The Great American Rap Album Part 1 was recorded during the making of LASERS. Rejoice, Lupe fans. The kid who made Food & Liquor & The Cool never fell off. The Great American Rap Album Part 1 is a reminder that no matter what he does outside of the booth, inside of it he is in a rare class of his own. Lyrically, Lupe rises even higher than expected. Sonically, the established chemistry he's made with Soundtrakk over the years is apparent. The sequel to this album, which he says is already 85% finished, is said to be out in late 2012 or 2013 and he feels it is better. Only time will tell if Lupe's lofty expectations will resonate. Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Part 1 hits stores September 25th.