Lupe Fiasco Presents…Fin’…

This last entry I write while in intense pain due to a very advanced case of an infection in my throat which set in last night…Had to go to the hospital out in Conneticut…Doctor didn’t know what it was but it definetly ain’t right…It’s one of those pains that makes you wanna just die…Hurts to swallow, hurts to breath, hurts to talk…I guess I’m using this entry to distract myself from the pain…

Right now I’m in a car which is racing me back to NYC so I can recuperate in more comfortable surroundings…Had to cancel all of my engagements, shows, radio, press, etc. It’s weird because its so close to the album coming out…We 4 days away, and this should be the period of time when I’m promoting the most, but now I can’t do anything…

Last night was like hell…I felt helpless…It was crazy…I guess this is God telling me to slow down…I been goin’ hard…Everyday in a new city performing or doing promo, now I have no choice but to stop…I wanna apologize to Byron Crawford, even though he is a big asshole….I’m apologizing because slander is a sin in Islam and I kinda felt a lil’ too good after it went live…I truly apologize…

Anyways, the album is coming out in 4 days…The reviews have been great…All praises due to God….I had to leave off certain songs because of publishing issues that would have left me in a bad spot with my publishers due to samples on certain records. These include “Steady Mobbin” aka “Ghetto Story”, “Theme Music To A Drive-By”, ” Proper” and “Hustlaz Song”…But most of ya’ll got those records on the leak…So just throw them in the iPod in the same playlist as the retail and you got a more thourough version of Food & Liquor, even though I’m very happy with the version going to retail…Make sure you cop the imports too, they got special unreleased records on them as well as stores like Best Buy are doing 19 track versions of F&L with additional music for the first week…Enjoy!

In closing…Can’t really talk…In some mind-bending pain and don’t know what’s going to happen with this…I guess ya’ll will just have to find out in the news…It’s been love…It’s been fun…Hope you guys enjoyed it…Thanx to the good folks at XXL for the opportunity….God is great…FNF UP!!!

  • O.Red

    FIRST

  • O.Red

    SECOND

  • dumdum

    1st…lupe sux

  • WOW…

    Sorry your throat is fucked up…It could be the ether you caught after that first post. But I’m no doctor…

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Oh man, the curse of Joe Budden. (getting sick and not being able to do promo work before your freshman lp drops). Hope that clears up, man. If you go double platinum the dick-riders and biters will have to switch up their style, and maybe actual good music will come back.

    Also, I’m not a Muslim, but I am a religious man, and despite what everyone after me will say, it’s nice to see someone give open praise to God like that. It’s refreshing.

    I’ll be “copping” as soon as I can. Money is tight right now & I refuse to bootleg music.

    Good luck with everything, and get well.

    UNO!

  • gluvnast

    2nd….ya mama sux better!

  • THEREALWAYNO

    2nd…DumDum sux too

  • dumdum

    3rd all yall gurls suck waaaaaay betta

  • thoreauly77

    def gonna cop food and liquor. the album, and lunch.

  • Enlightened

    Sounds like strep throat homeboy. That shit is no good, but doctors should have been able to diagnose that.
    I heard how Wendy Williams tried to play you on the sneak tip on the radio and that hoe ass nigga Charlemagne, (the hip-hop Michael Vick) I can’t stand them corny muthafuckas.
    Anyway, maintain, do ya thang. Represent that Midwest shit.

  • Enlightened

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    And before anybody misunderstands me – “the hip-hop Michael Vick” was some bullshit Charlemagne said to Lupe trying to be funny about something. I’m not calling him that. Michael Vick is the shit!

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    Lupe, get better my dude. I’m waiting to cop the album to see if you’re gonna prove me wrong and make a believer out of me. I just don’t get what the hype is about you, but I’ll tell you this much. I respect you as person for opening up in just two blogs (the first post was really funny, but not a good way to judge your character). I wish you all the best. Get well soon, and keep doing ya thing. Eventhough I may not like your way of dishing out this thing we call hip-hop doesnt mean that its not hip-hop and doesnt mean that I won’t support it.

    1ne

  • I Fux

    I will cop it, it will be the 4th album I buy this year Fishscale,Best thang Smokin’ and Blue Collar being the others

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    “I wanna apologize to Byron Crawford, even though he is a big asshole….I’m apologizing because slander is a sin in Islam and I kinda felt a lil’ too good after it went live…I truly apologize”…

    ^^^ L-O-L

    yo..a month or 2 ago rey used to dis da hell outta lupe..now he his # 1 fan now he’s hea on xxlmag.com

    is there anything rey wont do 2 try and try to slime his way into splinter nigga givin’ him an xxl blog?

    lupe shoulda put “tilted” and “spazz out” on da cd and not fucked wit “reials and tribulations”

  • DJ N-CREDIBLE

    It is very honorable of you to apologize to a degenerate…you kept it real…but sometimes you have to air out some of these morons that live in this place we call earth…oh and by the way XXL the guest blogger thing doesn’t seam to be all that get the healiners in the news to come on here and speak on the buzz that they’re creating wether it be rumors, beef, exclusive info, ect…it seams as though Lupe was cut a small check to do this and the output shows

  • DJ N-CREDIBLE

    typo

    headliners

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    “yo..a month or 2 ago rey used to dis da hell outta lupe..now he his # 1 fan now he’s hea on xxlmag.com”–Not true. The Dipset, G-Unit, Pharrell, Southern Rap, MTV.. Those have always been my targets. I’m sure there are plenty of true things I’ve said that you can make fun of me about without having to make shit up, you sweat from a babboon’s balls.

    “is there anything rey wont do 2 try and try to slime his way into splinter nigga givin’ him an xxl blog?”–Seriously? I have my little blog on the myspace, and that’s good enough for me. I like talking shit on here because none of my friends are as into rap as I am, so I can’t talk about some of this stuff with them.

    I know, Transi.. I lost you on “Friends”. Those are those people that you don’t have. (juvenile, yet poignant)

  • Meka Soul

    sheesh…. i may be vindictive, but i never wish harm on anyone. get well soon.

    you shoulda put “ghetto story” on there. fuck clearances!

  • D Stapes

    i agree, he should have left trials and tribulations alone. lupe, you didn’t have to dumb down for jay. make him catch up! hope your throat feels better.

    salam alaikum

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    Out of all of the albums that I copped this year (Fishscale, King, Killa Season, Duke The God Presents Diplomats the movement moves on, Something about remy, the big bang, Listennn, Kay Slay & Greg Street: The Champions, History in the Making, Cash on Delivery, Idlewild, 4:21 the day after) I’ve only been impressed by three of them. Of course Ghostface’s Fishscale, Ray Cash’s C.O.D. and Partially T.I.’s King, but that one had to grow on me. I’m still warming up to Method’s album and I refuse to buy Rick Ross’ album and Yung Joc’s album. I won’t waste my money on those.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    rey..u know damn well u were callin’ lupe a “soft wanna be kanye type faggot”

    “I like talking shit on here because none of my friends are as into rap as I am, so I can’t talk about some of this stuff with them.”

    translation :

    all my friends are 14 year olds i met in a fall out boy fan chatroom

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    Oh yea, and countless mixtapes… By the way none of these were purchased from a bootlegger. I support black music to the fullest!!!

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    lol, do YOU, Transi. That shit was funny.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Damm, Eastside…

  • Mikey Ess AKA SukedowN

    Nice way to waste three posts:

    -Unsucessful ether attempt towards XXL’s most popular blogger

    -Some scatterbrained thoughts on consumerism

    -Going out one part DJ Drama style self-promotion, two parts self-pity

    And since buying it was out of the question, I never even bothered to d/l Food & Liquor (is that all he could really come up with?)

  • H-man

    When Lupe getz 2 New York he should call up Nas so he can get ya a glass of orange juice, maybe even a shot of hott sauce….that will help the throat….lololol, I couldnt help myself….there iz nuttin wrong wit takin one 4 the team…Go cop Food and Liquor or die…..ONE

  • e

    I am gonna cop the album if its good. So far the leaks have been all been dope

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz thebestout!!

    FIASCO PEACE YOU ASSHOLE
    LUPE PEACE DON’T BE GAY
    FNF KEEP DICK OFF YA’ BREATH……….

    JUS’ MY FUCKED UP WAY OF SAYIN PEACE NIGGA! HOPE YA’ ALBUM IF IT EVER OFFICIALLY COMES OUT DOES WELL,HOPE YOU WEREN’T FUCKIN’ WIT’ THE WHOLE FELATIO SHIT BOUT YA’ YA THROAT ~COUGH!~SEMEN~COUGH!~AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND YA’ WHOLE FNF SQUAD YA DIG! OH YEAH BEFORE I DIP OUT FROM THIS LAME ASS BLOG YOU POSTED ME IN MY PERSONAL OPINION I DON’T THINK YOU SHOULD EVER WRITE ANOTHA MUTHA’FUCKIN’ BLOG IN YO LIFE DUKE!THIS SHIT WAS SOFTA’ DEN MINE SHIT AFTA’ A NIGHT OF DRINKIN’GIN MIXED WIT’ PEPTOBISMOL TRYNA’ FRONT IT OFF AS LEAN!! ANYWAYS PEACE OUT!

  • LawBoy

    If your throat’s effed up, you should have time to write MORE blogs, no? But I’m glad you took my advice and gracefully bowed out…EARLY.

    Get well soon and best of luck with the album.

  • BlackBoy

    is it too late to change that album cover….please?….

  • Erick Stratton

    Stick to your day job Frupe.

  • chendo

    Sorry to hear about your throat. I hope you feel better and good luck on the album, songs like “hurt me soul” and “american terrorists” are really what we need these days.
    About Bol, he is a shock writer, and I worry that people take him too seriously (it especially worries me that some people agree with what he’s saying when he obviously doesn’t mean it himself, and is just being ironic). I personally think he’s hilarious because I think half of what he writes is not meant to be taken seriously, but is probably self-parodying his own persona. Anyways, best of luck, keep making important music and maybe cut down on talking about the name brand of your glasses.

  • BlackMan

    niggas still hatin, lupe do what u do ma nig, album is fire and i will be at walmart tuesday 2 cop it. FUCK everybody hatin on u cuz u got somethin to talk about, & good lookin on personnaly inspirin me on becomin a better MC. Anybody who got somethin slick to say about what i just posted, imma laugh at yo bitch asses in 2 yrs when im movin crowds w/ lupe. Get well soon homie, MID-WEST (MIL-TOWN!!) FA LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • G Off

    lol @ enlightened playind doctor and figuring out that Lupe’s mysterious disorder is strep throat! I can’t believe those doctors didn’t think of that one…

  • http://rockthedub.blogspot.com khal

    3 posts in one week? whattup with that…

  • wow

    the album was alright but i couldn’t help but be disgusted at that chorus on the jay track. way to fuck up something that coulda been classic

  • 45th

    its the return of the bad guy. fuck them nerd ass bitches lupe and that half a homo bryan crawford.

  • http://www.im-so-fucking-amazing-at-everything.com Chris Bowman ( ChefB1 )

    Man for the first time in a long time im actually excited about an album dropping!

    Ive had the opportunity to d/l Food & Liquor but have decided i would rather wait till the 18th and pay good money for the album…I have enjoyed everything ive heard from Lupe so far, imma support him anyway i can, i want him to do well.

    First thing Monday morning ill be waiting for the doors to open so i can cop the album.

    Lupe, good luck my man

  • Vyndizzy

    lol dude you just talk too much

    stop being a sissy

  • nag

    “Hurts to swallow”- you should add no homo after that

    and wat the fuck is with the half assed apology…recognise that u got ethered

  • http://www.myspace.com/mixmastermegan7 megan

    Feel better, u got a show on Tuesday u cant miss!!

  • Jerz!

    1. Nag- shut the fuck up. “A real man shouldnt have to say no homo”. Are you really anybody that someone would check themselves for? Come on now.

    2. The cover of the Lupe album is tough as fuck. Just my opinion though.

  • Nice One Bol

    lupe

  • Live 4rm the Chi now Im in NY

    U know Im copping the album son! Hope u get better sooner.

  • Belize

    Wasnt hear yesturday but im dissapointed in u transi, thought u was gonna crack on this niggaz throat…a well

    Lupe, good luck wit ur shit and i hope ur album is decent, Still not coppin it if that ghey album cover is on there…just keepin it 100 playboi

    Kinda glad that ur throat hurt, that way u aint gotta be bitchin no more

  • J.R. Welch

    Da nigga’z da truth

  • psycho babble baby

    Peace Lupe.. Get well soon.. Promise to cop the album.

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    Rey you seem like a really nice dude and I like you, but I can’t help but feel like you’re totally sucking up to Lupe in your comments, lol.

  • http://www.myspace.com/thelowends tony

    “Steady Mobbin’” was my favorite track off the leak! Damn sample clearance…but fuck it, the album will still get copped. I support you 100%!

  • sojazzy

    cant wait til tuesday for the release…everybody go out n get 2 copies!!

  • LUCKY LUPE

    LUCKY YOU DIDNT COME TO BOSTON>>>>SO MANY DUDES WANNA KNOCK U THE FUCK OUT GEEK>>>>>

  • General Sani Abacha

    Hey Man. What are you praising God for. God didn’t write those lyrics, or hook up those beats. for you Take credit for your own shit. God DNE.

  • General Sani Abacha

    Also, don’t albums typically come out on Tuesdays.

  • Mr.Me

    LMAO!!! oh shit…co sign Lucky Lupe.

  • Chris Villain

    “Theme Music To a Drive BY”..put it ya car and cruise…..that was my favorite track i listen to that shit atleast 4 times a day…juss fuckin ill..but imma cop the redonme album knowin Lupe he done packed the album wit more fire than the leak

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Cthulhu– Yeah, it is a bit preachy, but it’s all good.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com cmo

    yo dog i cnt wait 4 the album its nice hearing something different

  • Killaaaaaaaa

    COP THIS ALBUM

    IT’S A CLASSIC FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

  • June

    Whats up you didnt need to apologise to that faggot man…he was goin on your religion (just in cas you wanna do something) you the one who should be on his ass. Make that faggot lose his fucking “job”. Hes a dick.

    FNF up all the way man.

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  • Eastside Bread Maker

    Hey Lupe, i don’t know if you’re gonna come back to check on these post, but i must tell you. That it took me an entire week to digest your album and with every listen I find another reason to give you props. Of all the songs on here I love daydreaming, but to me the realest song on here is Real, and thats real for real. I wish you all the best. You made a believer out of me for real.

  • http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gay+unit yeah

    I copped food and liquor the day it came out. Outstanding album man, and way to go on apologizing to Byron Crawford, he probably peed his pants seeing your post anyway.

  • http://www.myspace.com/makingtheband4 California

    He probably thanked God because Hes the one that gives us the talents. Youre born with them, you didnt do anything to have them.