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Many people have wondered why Lupe Fiasco chose to have an all black cover for his new album Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1. The Chicago rapper sat down with Fuse's new anchor Ashantito talk about it.
"One of the main reasons I did all black was there's a song called 'Man in Black' written by the late great Johnny Cash. And people always ask because I wear all black onstage and I kind of stay in black, 'why you always were black and why is the album cover all black?' And I always say just listen to Johnny Cash's the 'Man in Black," Lupe explained. "And the reason he wore black was for, 'the prisoner who has long paid for his crime, but is there because he's a victim of the times.' There's meaning behind it."
Lupe also added that an all black album is the easiest to find in a store.
“It’s the easiest album to find,” said Lupe. “Because I wanted [fans] to have something to cherish, like this is kinda history right here.”
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 is in stores now.