Part 1 starts with Lupe talking to Nick Huff Barili about his new album Food and Liquor 2: Great American Rap Album Pt. 1. Lupe talks about the concept of the album, how he used the book “A People’s History of Poverty in America” as a reference point for album and how there will be two parts to the album; with part one coming out September 25th and part 2 in early 2013. Interview continues with Lupe elaborating about visiting Native American Reservation Pine Ridge after writing Around My Way Freedom Aint Free, why the focus of his first single should be on the lyrics and not on the Pete Rock controversy, how walking in on his little sister listening to a song inspired the song Bad Bitch, why he posted disclaimer for Lamborghini Angels and much more including balancing artistic vs commercial.
Part 2 starts with Nick Huff Barili asking Lupe if he has worked with any of the new generation artists like Kendrick Lamar and Blu on Food & Liquor 2. Lupe responds that he wants to be a fan but not necessarily collaborate cause he doesn’t want to taint his vision of them. Nick continues by asking if Lupe feels he has to sneak in substance into music that plays in a commercial realm. Lupe not only answers that but also goes into misconceptions regarding his last album Lasers and says that the production on F&L 2 will be modern hip hop beats. Talking about the Occupy Wall Street movement, Lupe says that it’s better of without the media’s cameras there everyday trying to define it because now the movement has room to grow on its own. Lupe goes on to explain what he means by wanting to retire from the music industry and his interest in teaching. Before we let him go, he addresses the latest with All City Chess Club, CRS ( with Kanye and Pharrell) and the album he is going to put out with just Pharrell.