Ashanti Interviews Lupe Fiasco About ‘Food & Liquor II’ Album Cover

Ashanti and Lupe Fiasco

Ashanti warmed up for her new gig as anchor of Fuse’s new daily music show “Fuse News.” One of her first guests was Lupe Fiasco. She asked the Chi-town MC about the simple, yet striking all-black cover for his new album Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1.

Lupe revealed that the cover was inspired by Johnny Cash’s 1971 protest song “Man in Black.” “The reason he wore black, he wore it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime. He’s there ’cause he’s a victim of the time,” he explained.

The blank artwork is intended to stand out and make a statement. “It’s the easiest album to find,” said Lupe. “I wanted to have something to cherish, like this is kinda history right here.”

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17 Comments

  1. Will

    i came to watch Ashanti! she so HOT!!!!! MY LORD!!!

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    Fa Reply:

    @Will, This is the sort of comment you’d expect from an Ashanti fan! Not really smart!

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    CITY Reply:

    @Fa, BUT SHE IS BAD THO!!

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    murda Reply:

    @Fa, She Cute bitch N SO WHAT

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  2. Oh Please

    LMAO at the all black & covering up. Yes bish..LUPE’s in the house..you better show a small dose uh skin.

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  3. Twista

    If I were Lupe, I’d be staring at Ashanti like “WTF are you doing here working as a host? This is trippy, man..”

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  4. Kevo #TeamKimmyBlanco

    This is a good ninche for her. Ashanti you r wonderful. Cant wait for the music

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  5. Dreamteam

    I wonder if Ashanti is doing Fuse news in order to get income for her next music video lol. I know shes independent and she talked about paying for Studio time and everything coming out her pocket so maybe thats why its taking longer for her album to come out. Thats why she should be on a Major label

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  6. shay

    Talk junk about Ashanti hosting all you want but it’s really a smart business move on her part.

    She is not only hosting the show she is the executive producer also..so for those of you who don’t know what that means..she has ownership in the show.

    I love a person that is smart enough and humble enough to find multiple streams of income.

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    bar Reply:

    @shay, EXACTLY! THAN YOU FINALLY SOMEONE WHO KNOWS THINGS AND HAS A BRAIN, LOL AND LETS NOT FORGET SHE SINGS THE THEME SONG FOR THE SHOW!

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    k down to the c up town boyieee Reply:

    @shay, Amen!

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  7. Will

    @Fa
    Im a fan of hers as well. i don’t really care nothing for Lupe! so as i said before. i came to look at Ashanti!

    @Dreamteam
    Get Income for her next video? how stupid that sounds.. Who said she was broke? This Girl is not just hosting the show, its her show! she is the Executive producer. This is a good look no matter what.

    Why is it, we always bash and talk trash when black artist succeed and do great things? what are you doing? can you do better? if so you wouldn’t be here commenting and hating on some1 who is getting paid for you to hate!

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    bar Reply:

    @Will, #AMEN!!!! ENOUGH SAID! IGNORANT HOES LIKE THAT GET NO WHERE THATS WHY THERE SITTING BEHIND THERE COMPUTER 24/7 POSTING NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT PEOPLE WHO DONT EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE THEM AND NEVER WILL LOL THERE JUST WASTING THERE LIFE SMH.

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  8. V.I.C.

    Go Ashanti and Go Lupe. Do your thang.

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  9. murda

    Ashanti is about to have a major income if this News show takes off big time Because she is the producer of the show

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  10. Boss

    Good look Ashanti! N Lupe! Spread positive energy move around with the negative ish

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  11. k down to the c up town boyieee

    I like Ashanti Dress & it Beautiful and Nice interview Lupe Fiasco

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