Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1′ Cover Is Quite Dark

Robbie Daw | August 23, 2012 - 8:35 am

Following the releases of “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)”, “Lamborghini Angels” and “Bitch Bad”, controversial Chicago MC Lupe Fiasco has offered up the cover art for Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 (due out September 25). Actually, “cover art” might be a bit of a misstatement. Let’s go with cover color option?

Fiasco’s fourth LP serves as a sequel to 2006’s Food & Liquor, and he worked on the edgy set with such producers as Soundtrakk and Symbolyc One. Of course, he’s not the first artist to produce such a minimal black album sans hue — in 1991, Metallica released their self-titled LP (also known as The Black Album), which had a nearly-all-black cover, save for a barely visible cobra in the lower right corner and the band’s logo in the upper left corner. (And then there is, obviously, The BeatlesWhite Album).