Lupe Fiasco‘s fourth LP, Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 finally found its way into the hands (or hard drives) of fans last week, and has subsequently made its way to the upper tier of the Billboard 200. According to HITS Daily Double, F&L 2 sold 89,778 first-week copies, which was enough to earn opening placement at the No. 5 spot.
The album’s achievement lands in the ballpark of its projected sales of 85-95K, but falls short of Lupe’s two previous studio efforts. 2011’s Lasers shifted 204,000 copies (the highest opening week sales for the MC thus far), while 2007’s The Cool moved 143,000 units. Lupe’s 2006 debut, Food & Liquor, sold only 81,000 copies in its first week, but has since been certified Gold.