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Originally, the album was reported to have debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200; however, due to incomplete Nielsen Sound Scan reports, the album actually debuted at number eight, even though the album had produced no top ten singles.The album received four Grammy Award nominations, including Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 49th Grammy Awards.
Just listening to Pac ain't gone make it stop A rebel in your thoughts, ain't gon make it halt If you don’t become an actor you’ll never be a factor Pills with million side effects Take em when the pains felt Wash them down with Diet soda!Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor, commonly referred to as Food & Liquor, is the debut studio album by American recording artist Lupe Fiasco, released on September 19, 2006, on 1st & 15th Entertainment and Atlantic Records.The album features production from The Neptunes, Kanye West, Mike Shinoda, Craig Kallman, Prolyfic, Needlz, Soundtrakk, and Brandon Howard.For example, the song opens with,"We came through the storm, nooses on our necks, and a smallpox blanket to keep us warm." The album concludes with Lupe reading off an extensive appreciation list of people who helped with the album.Food & Liquor was handled by a variety of different producers; some lesser-known such as Prolyfic, Soundtrakk, Needlz and Craig Kallman, while also having tracks produced by well-known producers such as Kanye West, Mike Shinoda and The Neptunes.On April 30, 2015, Lupe Fiasco released a music video for "Just Might Be O.
K.", nine years after the album's original release.
On "Kick, Push", Soundtrakk provided lush strings and horns as the backdrop.
Strings are prominent through the album particularly on songs such as "Hurt Me Soul", "He Say She Say", and "Daydreamin'".
"Daydreamin'" contains a sample of the well-known song "Daydream in Blue" as covered by I Monster as the chorus.
"American Terrorist" contains a middle-eastern style beat provided by Prolyfic.
The lyrics follow the skateboarder through many stages of his life such as his childhood, finding love, marriage, and adulthood.