Politics, it is a term that many people have issues with mainly because of its actual purpose or meaning. Take for example the politics associated with hip-hop; artist often complain about the industry’s short comings and label debacles that hinder the true art. Some artist have either benefited or suffered from the politics of hip-hop. I never really noticed it until I heard Lupe Fiasco. The Westside Chicago native burst out on the scene (at least for me) in 2005. I was but a mere college freshman when I first heard Revenge Of The Nerds, and it completely blew me away. I could instantly tell he was cut from a different cloth of emcees. The FnF general has released 2 nearly classic albums, and a third that was received by many fans and critics as “sup-par,” but was considered his biggest commercial “success.” Lasers almost didn’t see the light of day because of industry politricks. It took a massive movement by fans to petition Atlantic Records in order for it to be released. Lupe’s latest offering Food and Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Part. 1 is the second installment in the FnL saga, and It may be one of the final albums from the intellectual emcee, and if it is, let’s hope Mr. Fiasco came correct. One of my biggest concerns was that the album would try to replicate the commercial success of Laser. I hope to get the dark and introspective feel Lupe gave us on The Cool and Food and Liquor. Never the less, as a major fan of Lupe, I don’t expect anything less than near perfection.