MUSIC: Lupe Fiasco Ft Gemstones – Gangsta’s Groove

10 06 2008

FUNKY! When you get to the other side that is.

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Lupe Fiasco – The Cool (review)

14 12 2007


When it comes to modern (post 2000) mainstream hip-hop, there aren’t too many new emcees to make purists such as myself poke our heads up out of the underground and take notice. Save for Joe Budden and Little Brother for the brief period when they were on a major, lyrics have taken a backseat to the bass driven beats and catchy hooks that dominate the landscape. So when Lupe Fiasco dropped Food & Liquor last year, the raw abilities displayed were enough to make us all push up our lighters for hip-hop. So, a little more than a year later, Lupe returns to see if he can avoid the sophomore jinx with the conceptually driven The Cool. Dumbin Down after the commute.

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MUSIC: Lupe Fiasco – The Cool Retail Webrip

11 12 2007

Fresh off the heels of the MTV live leak a web rip of Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool has surfaced on the internets. Check it out for yourself and remember the album is in stores Tues. December 18th. Getcha freeload on after the commute.

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MUSIC: Lupe Fiasco – The Cool Live Album Leak Preview

11 12 2007

Superstar, have no fear! The Cool is here! Well… not quite… Lupe Fiasco’s latest hipster-hop masterpiece doesn’t hit shelves until December 18. A concept album of sorts, the cool is a metaphorical face-off between the streets and the game. Both take on all the features of a living, breathing character as the pulse of The Cool kicks in. And with production by Soundtrakk, Mike Shinoda and Patrick Stump, it’s a hell of a pulse. With cameos by everyone from local unknowns to Snoop Dogg, we know you can’t wait another minute for The Cool, so we’re streaming it live, free and in full, RIGHT NOW, only on The Leak.
-SF