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

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).