Lupe Fiasco "Cools" In December, New Album On The Way
Due out December 18th, the album serves as Fiasco's follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut Food & Liquor.
According to Billboard.com reports, The Cool finds Fiasco in high-concept territory, rapping from the perspective of characters that include Michael Young History, the Streets (considered a "female embodiment of an urban area's corrupt allure"), the Game ("male personification of a hustler's damaging influences") and, on "Gotta Eat," even a cheeseburger.
Despite a Grammy nomination for the skateboard ode "Kick, Push," Food & Liquor suffered from lackluster sales. And while Lupe previously said that he's eager to affirm his position in the rap game, the Chi-town rapper does make a few references on The Cool toward retirement after another album ("L.U.P.N.").
The album features production from Chad Hugo of the Neptunes, Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, UNKLE and in-house producer, Soundtrakk. Snoop Dogg is also featured on "High Definition."
Lupe Fiasco's The Cool lands in stores December 18, via 1st an 15th/Atlantic.