Paris, Tokyo (4:30)

Cover of The Cool

From The Cool and 1 other release

“Paris, Tokyo” is a Grammy nominated second single from Lupe Fiasco’s second studio album Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool. It was first presented at the 2007 Lollapalooza in Chicago.The single was officially serviced to radio stations as of April 3rd, 2008 according to Lupe Fiasco’s MySpace blog. The official digital release of the song was on April 12th, 2008. It contains a sample of Eumir Deodato’s “San Juan Sunset”.

The video made its TV premiere when MTV Jams made it the Jam of the Week on June 23, 2008. It also debuted on BET’s 106 & Park on July 8, 2008 as the new joint of the day.

The official remix features Pharrell Williams, Q-Tip and fellow record label artist Sarah Green, the song was released September 22, 2008.

In the song Lupe yells “FREE CHILL” that is a reference to another song on his album. The song “Free Chilly” is about Lupe’s business partner “Chilly” who was sentenced to 44 years in jail during the recording of “The Cool”

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I know, I know but I gotta get outta here
You know, I gotta go pay these bills, I got a show to do
You know, one time for your mind

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