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No matter what you think of his politics (ask D.L. Hughley) or attitude, rhyme for rhyme and bar for bar, Lupe Fiasco is one of the best MCs in the rap game. The latest song to “leak” off his forthcoming Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 project is “Put ‘Em Up” and it finds him in full rappity-rap form. Produced by 1500 or Nothin’ and Julian Bunett, the track has a brooding mood, along with sharp drum programming, to let Lupe put in his lyrical work.

Food & Liquor 2 is in stores September 25th. The album features 17 tracks and you can check out the full track list below. Yeah, it sprung a leak, but supportive fans can pre-order the official album here. Listen to  “Put ‘Em Up” after the break.

[Spotted at Fake Shore Drive]


1. Ayesha Says (Intro)

2. Strange Fruition f/ Casey Benjamin [Prod. by Soundtrakk]

3. ITAL (Roses) [Prod. by 1500 or Nothin’]

4. Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free) [Prod. B-Side, DJ Simonsayz]

5. Audubon Ballroom [Prod. by Fatimes & Bullit]

6. Itchbay Bad [Prod. by The Audibles]

7. Lamborghini Angels [Prod. by Mr. Inkredible]

8. Put Em Up [Prod. by 1500 or Nothin’, Julian Bunetta]

9. Heart Donor f/ Poo Bear [Prod. by The Runners]

10. How Dare You f/ Bilal [Prod. by Severe, Poo Bear & Klypso]

11. Battle Scars f/ Guy Sebastian [Prod. by Pro-Jay, Guy Sebastian]

12. Brave Heart f/ Poo Bear [Prod. by The Runners]

13. Form Follows Function [Prod. by Infamous]

14. Cold War f/ Jane $$$ [Prod. by 1500 or Nothin’]

15. Unforgivable Youth f/ Jason Evigan [Prod. by King David]

16. Hood Now (Outro) [Prod. by Poo Bear & Jamal Mally Mall]

17. Go To Sleep [Bonus] [Prod. by 1500 or Nothin’]


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