Lupe’s “Food & Liquor 2″ Cover Art Is Inspired By Johnny Cash?
I must admit when I first show Lupe Fiasco’s cover art for, “Food And Liquor 2″, I would have thought it was inspired by Jay Z’s “The Black Album”, but in a recent interview Lupe’s discusses that the inspiration came from Johnny Cash and one of his songs called, “The Man In Black”. But knowing Lupe, I should have knew it would have a deeper meaning to it.
“One of the main reasons why it’s all black was there’s a song called ‘Man in Black’ by the late, great Johnny Cash. People always ask me, because I wear black on stage and I stay in black, ‘Why do you stay in black? Why is the album cover all black?’ And I say, just listen to Johnny Cash’s ‘The Man in Black.’ The reason he wore black was because he wore it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime. There’s meaning behind it.”
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