About ten years ago, it seemed like Lupe Fiasco was going to be the next great force in hip hop music. In 2006 he released the great Food & Liquor, and followed it up in '07 with the equally awesome The Cool. Lupe had a little bit of a difficult time following that one, and it didn't help that Atlantic Records was skeptical of releasing the album for fear of commercial appeal. It wasn't until 2011 that Lasers came out to extremely mediocre reception.  

Last year, Lupe released a pretty awesome album in Tetsuo & Youth, and this year he's supposed to drop three LPs. While we wait to see if Lupe can return to form, we thought it would be a great time to reflect on the classics he dropped on his first two albums.