LINK: Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool Streaming At MTV

While his debut album Food & Liquor leaked to the internet months in advance back in 2006, Lupe has managed to prevent his follow-up, The Cool, from getting into consumers hands prematurely. With the album finally hitting stores next week, the Chicago MC is giving fans a chance to hear his album for the first time on MTV’s website.

CLICK HERE to hear the full 19 tracks, then come back here and tell us if it was worth the wait!

  • hiphop

    1ST!!!!!!

    every track is Fire! rap game is on lock by lupe mothafuc**n fiasco niggas

    he the best! who? lupe niggggggga

  • http://www.sp1200.net mirked

    jay-z >>>>>>> lupe

    http://www.sp1200.net

  • http://www.sp1200.net mirked

    jay-z > lupe nuff said

    sp1200.net

    • Chris Knight

      are you jokin?

      You really don’t know how much jay-z has stolen have you?

  • lupEnd

    Lupe is killin the game. buyin this next week for sure.

  • Heyfreshprince

    Straight Fire
    Chi Town stand up
    wild 100′s and Englewood stand up

  • http://feigningenius.wordpress.com Girlin2girls1cup

    I am listening to the whole thing on “MTV the leak”. I’ve listened to it twice so far, and it is awesome! Obviously, it’ll take a dozen or so more listens to say if it is better than his first, but it is definitely close. Keep making great music Lu!

  • obie313

    the album is fire son gotta go cop it when it comes out

  • http://myspace.com/hydiemusic Sanity

    LUPE IS WHAT RAP NEEDS

    NOTHING ELSE!

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DONJUANPOET ANTHONY

    It was whick whick wack sike man this album sounds hotter than his first it is truly the revenge of the nerds he is really getting hip hop back for all the bull shit it spit this year go go gadget flow

  • http://www.Myspace.com/GulleeBoy Shacky G

    yeah yeah, i like it, i like it alot “Hip Hop Saved My Life” banguh

  • Respect

    This will be the only album i will have bought in ’07, burn the rest, nuff said!

  • dez

    jay z > wayne

    • D.R.A.M.A

      co sign

  • dmc

    xxl is late on everything, this leak is weeks old some dude had a link for it posted for the coolest song, shits tight

  • BIG O

    lupe is no where near jay z.only because of experience.let him get 7-9more years in the game.he will go down as one of thegreatest ever.oh yeah the coolest nigga WHAT?album is fire

  • Y. Fame

    Too bad Lupe already fu*ked himself over with his first release. Nobodys going to buy this. His first album was half as*. This one is probably tough but the songs on this should’ve been on the first. Tough luck Muhammad. Beatsandfoodstamp.blogspot.com

  • asd

    It’s god damn worth every while:D

  • Y. Fame

    Check out this new blog. I saw it on Bol’s page. Beatsandfoodstamps.blogspot.com

  • fahad

    albums crazzzy

  • Dan99

    Def. copin this album for sure. the coolest nigga what

    Lupe > present rappers

  • moresickaMC

    wots that fool talkin about…food & liquor is damn near a classic.

    The Cool is fire. & u can’t really compare Jay & Lupe…Jay been in the game for over decade.

  • HonestClass

    I tried to post this on Byron Crawford’s blog about Oprah and Obama, but I expect nobody at xxlmag will have the courage to allow it to be posted: I like learning from all types of intelligent, honest commentary. This writer seems to be fueled in many areas by jealousy and resentment. The way he criticizes people shows no class and does not touch on anything intellectually valid. This man obviously doesn’t need a blog, he needs a good role model who can mentor him and teach him not to hate himself.

  • YOOOOO

    your right lupe is great but his next album is called LUPE-n-d and is sadi to be his last album

  • RZ

    I cant wait for this cd to be release, im sad to hear that hes already planning on retiring from rap after his next cd LupEND

  • Liqthez

    James can liqthez nutz like his hattin azz moma did last night. Funny how you ny fans hate on tha bay but half of your words come out our slanguage nigga. Meanwhile real rap muthafuka’s out the NY luv da bay, luv to kick it wit-us, even move out 2 dis bitch…Wit-yo-hatt’n-azz moma nigga.

    I smack bicthes w/ my left hand
    cause they goin 2 sleep
    if I use my best hand
    fuck a best man
    I ain’t getting married
    I’m a pimp till my coffins carried
    I’m very cut throat, y’know me
    I don’t call the cops
    People call’em on me…

  • gosh

    I like how I keep seeing people say rappers are better than one another… who gives a fuck, just appreciate good rap…douchebags.

  • AVe

    wow dis cd is crack,da production is bangin dis niggas lyrics r crazy flows hot definitely 1 to cop

  • classick

    wow… that cd was amazing im speechless

  • yourFATazzMAMA

    Hell yea bout time i hear some real sh!t, instead of da old same club banger bullsh!t

    Lupe > Most of the Rappers out now(talking bout the one’s who raps about sh!t juss to be on a viedo and get fast money)

  • DevilintheFlesh

    FLOORED BY THE PRODUCTION!

  • SheedaBlockz

    Lupe Is on pointttttt……go go gadget flow…every song is good…XXl rating

  • midwest_resurrection

    lupe is a true talent…I really hope that he does more than three albums…this is the type of hip hop that needs to be appreciated…even if you dont like lupe or his music, you must admit that his creativity is necessary in mainstream hip hop…Lil Wayne and T.I. are great to listen to once in a while, but there is no diversity in popular hip hop right now. Lupe can be that diversity.

  • anonymous

    Not Only AM I Buying The Cool I’m buying food and liqour again. We need to support our real artist because if we don’t the game will be over saturated with soulja boys and 50 cents’ and if u didn’t notice they make the rap game look bad.

    “A Point Of View From A Real Florida Nigga”

  • Small1026

    hip hop’s savior

  • projectnrm

    One word: “Fighters”.

  • sedmos

    great production, smartest rhymes i’ve ever heard in a while potential classic people

  • Ohio Ty

    What production are yal niggas talking about? The album sounds very boring.Lupe spits fire but he’s going to need better production to open peoples eyes to what he’s saying. I could not see myself listening to this bullshit!

  • wcupamrhiphop

    Lupe shit is outta control and just like the first album u can keep runnin it back and not get tired of it like most albums. (Kanye & Curtis take note)Bout time hip hop came back around to the real and I dunno who said it but Lupe’s first album is a classic and if you doubt it you might wanna go back and listen again to what you missed. Now only if we could get tribe called quest back together and end soulja boy’s career now before kids start think that’s real hip hop.

  • 1,2,1,2….ANDITDON’TSTOP81

    I TRIED MY HARDEST NOT TO LIKE LUPE BUT YOU CAN’T DENY SKILL, SO I MIGHT COP FROM A BOOTLEGGER….NAW, IF I COP I GIVE THE GAME THAT GIVES TO US YA FEEL ME?!

    • big dick cheney

      Naw man…buy that nigga shit if you feelin it. You can’t let Soulja BOy out sell him. Hip Hop is dead cuz of skewed record sells for whack artists. SUpport this nigga if you supposedly callin him the greatest. Half yall niggaz thats on his dick didn’t buy the first album and won’t buy the second. SO i dont wanna hear shit from niggaz that dont have a factor in album sells. Now suck on that.

  • jg420

    man i have waited all year for the cool, and it does not dissapoint. the production is great, and of course lupe has the dope rhymes. shit is fire

  • cp

    If this dont go platinum then hip hop is dead

  • yourFATazzMAMA

    big dick cheney says:

    Naw man…buy that nigga shit if you feelin it. You can’t let Soulja BOy out sell him. Hip Hop is dead cuz of skewed record sells for whack artists. SUpport this nigga if you supposedly callin him the greatest. Half yall niggaz thats on his dick didn’t buy the first album and won’t buy the second. SO i dont wanna hear shit from niggaz that dont have a factor in album sells. Now suck on that.

    The only reason soulja boy will out sell lupe cause females love those type of song, and they will buy anything. To us niggaz, we will cop it cuz we juss cheap like dat. Im saying it like it is

  • http://www.impactnetworth.com THEWORLDISYOURS

    This is another one of those classic rap albums that’s going to be remembered for a looong time.

  • http://yahoomail.com Official!

    That gold watch track is fire! Can’t stop listening to that heat!

  • jg420

    Official! says:

    That gold watch track is fire! Can’t stop listening to that heat!

    Reply

    man co-sign on the gold watch, lupe came with the fire on that shit

  • CHICAGO “G”

    @ Jg420….
    My nigga you took the words out my mouth the gold watch shit is fire!!!

  • blkpwr79

    I have to co-sign Ohio TY. the production, in general, is very mediocre w/ the exception of a track or two. Lupe is an amazing M.C. which requires equally amazing tracks for people outside of the Lupe fan base to appreciate what he’s bringing to the table. Most of y’all get it twisted…just becuz Lupe is hot on a track doesn’t automatically make the track hot.. but i can see why one would get that impression.

  • jihod

    The production is 3.5 outta 5, where’s the soul? Some beats are bland. His rhymes is like 5 outta 5 though, future goat?

  • CHICAGO “G”

    some of the joints like “Intruder” and “Little weapon” im not feeling the concept of the song or production but overall the album is dope and Lupe shines lyrically.

  • CHICAGO “G”

    some of the joints like “Intruder” and “Little weapon” im not feeling the concept of the song or production but overall the album is dope and Lupe shines lyrically…

  • Jack

    Lupe Fiasco is the coolest because he truly does his shit and is true to himself and is a actual rapper with lyrics. his new cd is a lot different then his first and i can’t decide which one is better I’m thinking that the first is better lyrically and the second one still has great lyrics but is better on production so it depends what you prefer.

  • jihod

    Man the first first one is shitting on this album, but it’s still as good as Jay-Z’s American gangster, loved “Superstar”, “Hip-Hop Saved My Life” & “Tokoyo, Japan”. Those songs are what real hip-hop is all about, the flaw hear is the production is a bit experimental, more traditional hip-hop this could have been a classic! Wasolu Jaco needs a better ear for beats that shit almost ended nas’s career(Natradamous)! What happen to his affiliation with Jay-z??? Anybody know, cause I thought they were tighter than Lupe’s pants.

  • http://XXLMAG DUN FIGURO

    IS IT ME OR NOTHIN BUT MIDWEST AND JAY-Z STANS FEELIN THIS DUDE?HE’S HIP HOP BUT HE AINT NO STAND OUT MC…THE 90S IS OVER

  • http://www.sp1200.net mirked

    the album is not living up to the hype

  • ghost of hip-hop

    lupes new album is fire i bought it 3 dayss ago and i also bought F&L lupe is great he is gonna go down top 10 ever alot of ppl won’t admit it but his lyrics and wordplay go neck and neck with any rapper in the game he is the best out right now hands down he will have the game on lock until lupEND comes out then his reign as king will be over but you gotta get this album if you love hip-hop and i mean real hip-hop not that commercial shit and i agree if we can get more classics like this then the mission to bring hip-hp back will be complete =]

  • trey

    lupe is a beast, you dont hear ish about him really and he just sticks to himself makes these bangers n we’re lucky enough to get to hear it ive had the album for about a month or and almost every song is just crazy.. one of the only rappers that still talk about important shit rather than hoes and money future goat almost for sure (props to kanye though for bein up there lyrically wise) hip hop saved my life the coolest and fighters shut it down

  • Greg

    The only rapper under 30 worth a damn. The album is hot and he has something to say. First album in years that i can listen to from beginning to end. Props