57th Annual Grammys Scorecard (Take 2…)


The official cut-off date for eligibility for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards is September 30, 2014. The end of September is filled with albums that are certainly looking to compete for music’s most prestigious awards. That said, there are also notable albums released after last year’s cutoff date that can’t be written off. From my perspective,…

Lupe Fiasco, Food & Liquor II: Album Analysis


Introduction Lupe Fiasco as a musical artist is both predictable and unpredictable. He is predictable in the sense that listeners can expect cerebral and socially conscious lyrics – often indiscernible upon an initial listen.  Lupe Fiasco is certainly slated in the intellectual rap sub-genre, along with Common, The Roots, Mos Def, and sometimes Nas (Life…