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The Cool

Release date: 
December 18, 2007
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Lisainlincoln's picture

I appreciate your messages and hope you do well :] and I'm a 40yr old lady who has a son that has a style similar to you and his friend too...we are in Nebraska. I especially like the song "Streets are on Fire" take care Lisa
Rosendo's picture

I write music also and I really can't explain what Lupe has done for my life, we need more artists like him. He's such an inspiration. He'll make you look at life from a different angel, a completley different prespective. I feel the words that he spits, his information is loud. And he is one of the greatest rappers alive, one of the most lyrical, I really appreciate people that know real rap, now a days it's whack. If people would just sit down and realize what's going on and what he's saying, this world may be in a different condition. He spoke out and let the whole world know what was and is still on his mind. Our goverment is the Larget crime organzation ring ever! And our whole country looks right past it, its sad. I have major respect for Lupe, he telling us things that we need to know, not how much money he has, or what car he's driving today etc.I dont know what's running through your mind Lupe, but it's an amazing experience. Keep doing what your doing. I'd really love it if you'd contact me on Twitter or Facebook.
mohammed's picture

yo guys i love lupe so much he is my favorite rapper. I made a page dedicated to his the cool album. There is a cool vote you take to see who likes which album best. The results are pretty interesting. Hers the link :
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Kyle Price's picture

i love all your music
TDJ's picture

The cool is hands down to me the best out of all of them. This album is so deep and it hits the heart. The coolest is the best song ever to me and is so deep that I don't think everybody who listens to it understands. That song goes further than the on the surface metaphor or personification. This was the album that really made start listening to Lupe. I heard this one before I even heard Food and Liquor. Everybody knows the entire Michael Young History story and everything, but this was the first time I heard any rapper use a concept in their album. Lupe's music really change how I thought about music and what rap music was suppose to be like. I was like everybody else just listening for the next dance song and song that was hot. All the songs seemed to match together wonderfully. It's funny even looking back to the reviews of The Cool when it first came out because most people in the reviewers didn't understand the story behind it. They just talk about it not being together and all over the place. But, as time went forward, people started understanding what the album was about and started appreciating the album more. I talk to different people about the album or a song or Lupe in general and people just really don't take the time to figure out his albums or his songs they just write him off. But, sometimes, I get people to look in to it and they come out very surprised and shocked. I truly believe some people think they're stupid or slow if they have to look up a meaning of a song or album, but they got to understand that some rappers put out intelligent things for us to try to understand. Or, that brilliance can come from rappers also. I don't know, but some people are just into the beats. People got to understand music isn't always just for enjoyment, it can be thought provoking, challenging, and intellectual. Some music challenges you to think and figure out. That's why I can't wait for Food and Liquor 2 I know this album will be special of Lupe's design.
LUPE FIASCO_1000's picture

this album is amazing my favorite of all three!!
lee23's picture

these albums speak to lots of people in diffrent ways these are the best albums you can find
ikea.speaks.peace's picture

Lovee this album favorite songs: "The Coolest" & "Hip-hop Saved My Life". Still listen to this album!
youngm5's picture

the cool...heh...the cool was a cool album indeed see when i heard this album i started acting like a boss like i knew evrything thats just how much this album touched me but when i heard the song the die on this one i kind of started turning my back on people because what lupe said in this song matched(not exactly)some of the words the people i called my friends would say and i didnt know that the people i called my friends was really my enemies now the song little weapon really really really made me want to call up the government president whoever that was in cahrge of the war and tell them to stop i actually wanted to go to some of those countrys that make there children fight because it hurt when i heard that song alot of other songs inspired me on this album too but im not gonna get into it dont want to take up other fans chances of there experience but VERY VERY VERY COOL ALBUM LUPE
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lupesprincess's picture

my favorite song on this album is put you on but all of them are great
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Real_DT_Third's picture

Love This Album, Brings back so many Memories.
reesewa's picture

ok now this album i love also he had some song where like story tell the album i love songs like the coolest..put u on the game ...gotta eat love it all i must say he is one of many rappers underated
idrees's picture

fighters man....thats it right there for me....its like excerpts from the hit home man...thx
advThaMonsta's picture

fav album...tilll lasers comes out.. ;)
calmeaj's picture

Lupe, THIS IS TRUTH. I have had favorite artists before but none who touch the soul and speak truth regardless of what "they" all do... I was a huge Pac and Wayne fan forever, and still am. I used to spin their shit and every gig but after finding you, the dude who cleared my view, they seem like shadows of a desirable past, or failed attempt like good conscience that just came and went. "THIS IS THE ARTIST I HAVE WAITED FOR MY WHOLE LIFE" Is what i said. The one who is gonna change the way people think and bring back feeling and love to making ALL KINDS OF music. Build the future with the gift you have, and keep given all of us the ONE VOICE TO ACKNOWLEDGE AS TRUTH... The ONE artist that has the ducks lined up no matter what they try and cover up.. you are the best, Never stop, US FANS WILL BE YOUR VEST. thats whats up Sincerely, ME.. US -Lupe, never change what you came here to do.. your an inspiration to a lot of people and thats the truth, now get back to the booth and let loose
kid3000's picture

so hard to pick just one fav song on this album. lupe fiasco is going down as one of the best of all time
The Great American Fiasco's picture

Quite possibly (as of right now) his best album to date.
gregory's picture

best visual stenographer in the game . unmatched!!
Alex King's picture

fighters is my favorite song on this album
IKIUSIHI's picture

I always knew lupe was the best but dude this man is the most talented in the game. He is beyon a rapper this man is so amazing its sad to see that he is unliked simply because he is smart and spits the truth. TO HELP OUT TELL EVERY ONE U KNOW ABOUT THIS MAN AND HIS GIFT TO CHANGE THE GAME BUT MORE IMPORTANT TO CHANGE THE WAY PEOPLE LIVE.go lupe
skatemouse1018's picture

no 18 is wat its about we can all relate to the words we all miss someone who passed, moved, someway exited our life but we gotta be strong ya know! even if were surrounded by fighthers and we the only lovers, that's what i think Lupe tellin me ill be sad after lupEND but he will have left us somuch music includind his mixtapes that are on u tube, GO LUPE!
datkid562's picture

honestly, i never like hip hop much until i heard Lupe's Daydream, then it just changed my whole view on hip hop. His music aren't about hoes and money, but bout realistic conflicts which is represented by his metaphors in his lyrics. well thats all i got XD. Keep it up
youtinsawel's picture

Excellent work of music and art.. so freak-in great!! lmao.. you go man!~ i cannot go without listening to the cool album songs more than once after its on! It means a lot. >;D fav album so far, but.. i havent really given the other ones a listen as much as this.. so maybe thats why.. chk chk im out! lol Peace!~
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Joyce_2's picture

I am native from Augusta, Ga. I am writing to inform everyone that I am organizing a protest of the upcoming Masters Golf Tournament this year. Because of their discriminatory practices against womena and minorites I know this is a shot in the dark but I was hoping to gain the support of Lupe and the rest of THE LASERS ready to right an age old wrong of the deep south...oh and i rap too Facebook: Marquinctez Jackson
nei_warrior's picture

Lupe Fiasco es el mejor, abajo todos los reggaetoneros, el rap nunca sera vencido. Lupe Fiasco is the best, reggaeton singers suck, rap music never be defeated.
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