Lupe Fiasco's The Cool

Label
1st & 15th/Atlantic
Release date
13 Dec 2007
Running length
19 tracks
Running time
70:47

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Lupe Fiasco - Baba Says Cool For Thought (Explicit Album Version) 0:46 521
2 Lupe Fiasco feat. Sarah Green and GemStones - Free Chilly (feat. Sarah Green and GemStones) (Interlude) (Explicit Album Version) 1:02 235
3 Lupe Fiasco - Go Go Gadget Flow (Explicit Album Version) 4:10 3,585
4 Lupe Fiasco - The Coolest (Explicit Album Version) 5:12 3,207
5 Lupe Fiasco featuring Matt Santos - Superstar (featuring Matthew Santos) 4:50 2,976
6 Lupe Fiasco - Paris, Tokyo (Explicit Album Version) 4:30 4,539
7 Lupe Fiasco feat. Snoop Dogg and Pooh Bear - Hi-Definition (feat. Snoop Dogg and Pooh Bear) (Explicit Album Version) 3:51 282
8 Lupe Fiasco - Gold Watch (Explicit Album Version) 4:12 597
9 Lupe Fiasco feat. Nikki Jean - Hip-Hop Saved My Life (feat. Nikki Jean) (Explicit Album Version) 4:02 757
10 Lupe Fiasco feat. Sarah Green - Intruder Alert (feat. Sarah Green) (Explicit Album Version) 4:00 221
11 Lupe Fiasco - Streets On Fire (Explicit Album Version) 4:40 1,274
12 Lupe Fiasco feat. Biship G and Nikki Jean - Little Weapon (feat. Bishop G and Nikki Jean) (Explicit Album Version) 4:05 221
13 Lupe Fiasco - Gotta Eat (Explicit Album Version) 3:24 1,983
14 Lupe Fiasco feat. GemStones and Graham Burris - Dumb It Down (feat. GemStones and Graham Burris) (Explicit Album Version) 4:03 238
15 Lupe Fiasco feat. Unkle - Hello/Goodbye [Uncool] (feat. Unkle) (Explicit Album Version) 4:26 208
16 Lupe Fiasco feat. GemStones - The Die (feat. GemStones) (Explicit Album Version) 3:23 309
17 Lupe Fiasco - Put You On Game (Explicit Album Version) 3:02 519
18 Lupe Fiasco feat. Matthew Santos - Fighters (feat. Matthew Santos) (Explicit Album Version) 3:33 229
19 Lupe Fiasco feat. GemStones - Go Baby (feat GemStones) (Explicit Album Version) 3:36 272

About this album

Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool, commonly referred to as simply The Cool, is the critically acclaimed second studio album by Chicago hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco, released on December 18, 2007 in the United States. The Cool is a loose concept album, based on a song and its titular character from his debut album Food & Liquor of the same name. The album features production from Soundtrakk, Unkle, Patrick Stump and Chris & Drop, among others. Guest appearances include GemStones, Snoop Dogg, and Matthew Santos. The album debuted at #15, moved a spot up to #14 on the Billboard 200 in its second week. It debuted as the #1 rap record and remained there for 9 weeks. It has been certified Gold by the RIAA.[1]

During the recording of the album, Lupe Fiasco’s father died,[2] his good friend Stack Bundles died, and his business partner and mentor—Charles “Chilly” Patton—was sentenced to 44 years in prison.[3] When asked about the album’s dark side, Lupe Fiasco replied:
Oh yeah. A lot of loss. I lost my father, I lost my business partner to prison, and I lost some friends. It was a very dark period. It still is in some aspects, but you know, I’m kind of coming out of it. But especially during the time that the album was being cooked, in my head it was a very dark kind of period.[2]

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  • Sharp-Ton

    The coolest. No matter when you read this.

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • millyman77

    One of the greatest Hip-Hop albums ever recorded [4]

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • BlackWidowMac

    One of the greatest Hip-Hop albums ever recorded [3]

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • BlackWidowMac

    This is definitely my all time favourite rap album.

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • G0dL0vesUgly

    Sooo smooth. his flow is unreal here. The coolest nigga what!

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • tyrealg

    This is definitely top 3 all time. Locked in, F&L is top 10. This guy is so talented. If he put out 3 or 4 more albums like these, he's locked in for GOAT.

    10 Dec 2011 Reply
  • zaroOoO

    i love this album veryyy much <3

    1 Sep 2011 Reply
  • kks82

    <3

    17 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Eagleeye06

    This recently became one of my favorite albums... Love the lyrics, and Lupe has a hell of a flow

    15 May 2011 Reply
  • Burksta

    I definitely prefer it to F&L.

    9 May 2011 Reply
  • pamento

    Lupe's best album. Less preachiness, more songwriting, but it damn sure isn't "one of the greatest hip-hop albums ever recorded."

    23 Mar 2011 Reply
  • KyleSme

    Over the last month or so, I've re-realized how amazing this album is. If Lasers is as even as half as good as The Cool, then it's gonna be a great album.

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • TuNa_DriNk

    One of the greatest Hip-Hop albums ever recorded [2]

    15 Oct 2010 Reply
  • kbomb001

    One of the greatest Hip-Hop albums ever recorded

    31 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Aaroneepap

    So many people shit on this album for being so unbelievably average. I though it was great. I like every track.

    31 Aug 2010 Reply
  • KoldShadow

    Superb LP . . . horrible tags!

    9 May 2010 Reply
  • x_TMMC

    When i first heard Superstar, I immediately bought this album lol.

    21 Mar 2010 Reply
  • reese--x

    Friggin love it. <3

    24 Feb 2010 Reply
  • KeithKokain

    Such an amazing album, one of my favorite.

    6 Feb 2010 Reply
  • wings4music

    amazing album: best i've ever had the pleasure of listening to. &hearts

    18 Nov 2009 Reply
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