“BEST RAP ALBUM”
GRAMMY AWARD WINNER GARNERS A CARRER TOTAL OF 12 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
(New York, NY: December 6, 2012) – Grammy Award winning, platinum selling artist Lupe Fiasco grabs another Grammy Award nomination for his critically acclaimed fourth full-length studio albumFood & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1. This brings Lupe’s total Grammy Award nominations to twelve; as he has received nominations for every studio album released thus far in his illustrious career, including a Grammy Award win for his sultry track “Daydreamin” featuring R&B songstress Jill Scott on his first albumFood & Liquor.
Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, released September 25, 2012, debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hopchart, features tracks such as the much discussed “Bitch Bad,” the lyrically electrifying “Lamborghini Angels” and Lupe’s most recent single “Battle Scars” featuring Guy Sebastian. Critics heralded the album for being one of the most thought provoking and relevant hip-hop albums of the year.USA Todaygave the album four out of four stars while the Associated Pressproclaimed Lupe “raps masterfully on [Food & Liquor 2].”
Lupe Fiasco, oncenamed GQ Magazine's “Man of the Year” and Rolling Stone Magazine’s "Artist to Watch,” has been praised since his breakout hit “Kick Push” in 2006 for his philosophical, sharp and dynamic lyrics. His debut album Food & Liquor reached No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and subsequent album The Cool attained RIAA Gold certification. His next album LASERS debuted as the #1album in the country and achieved another RIAA Gold certification. As an artistwith a mission to “burn through the darkness of ignorance,” Lupe has been solidified as one of the foremost lyricist in pop culture.