Lupe Fiasco has been nominated for the Grammy Awards’ Best Rap Album category for every one of his releases since his debut, 2007’s Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor. Even though he has one trophy for his collaboration with Jill Scott, “Daydreamin’,” Lu is yet to take home the Grammophone for one of his LPs.
This year, the Chicago, Illinois rapper is once again honored in the Best Rap Album category for Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, where he’s up against Nas’ Life is Good, 2 Chainz’s Based on a T.R.U. Story, Drake’s Take Care, Rick Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t and The Roots’ undun. During an interview with Jenny Boom Boom, the Atlantic Records signee said that he doesn’t think he has a shot at winning at this Sunday’s ceremony and that top honors will go to Esco.
“Every album since Food & Liquor, my first official release, has been nominated for Best Rap Album at the Grammys,” he said, denying that he will win. “No. Clearly I won’t. Nas, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz and The Roots. Ah yeah, it is Drake? Forgot about it.
“I think they’ll give it to Nas,” he continued. “I think they’ll give it to Nas, to be honest.”
Lupe most recently announced that the second installment to Food & Liquor II was canceled. This past Thursday, he performed at the “Play It Forward: A Celebration of Music’s Evolution and Influencers” event at the Grammy Foundation’s 15th Annual Preservation Project.