As you might have heard, Lupe Fiasco dropped a new album yesterday with Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Part 1. The absurdly titled record arrived with minimal fanfare in terms of singles, except for his reasonably well-pushed collaboration with Guy Sebastian, “Battle Scars”. But that song really only seems to get a push Down Under, aka where Sebastian hails from.
It shouldn’t come as too much of a shocker to learn that Food & Liquor 2 is on pace to sell less than half of what Lasers did in its first week. Hits Daily Double reports that Lu will likely move anywhere from 85,000 to 95,000 units. Cripes. Compare that to the 204,000 copies sold of Lasers when it debuted. Maybe Lu needed another “Superstar”/”The Show Goes On” for this LP.