Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Lupe Fiasco - Lupe Fiasco's The Cool [The Samples]

How did I let this one slip by me when it came out? I really don't know... Anyways, the set for Lupe Fiasco's The Cool is finally here! My favorite album of 2007 (alongside Talib Kweli's Ear Drum which I rated a 4.5/5 album), The Cool was full of cinematic schemes and themes as Lupe weaved his way through a bevy of dark and darker-toned narratives. The samples on this album were kept to a minimal because Lupe acknowledged the difficulties involved with clearance procedures. So all in all, this set is pretty tight with just four tracks. It's worth noting that one of these samples is the infamous "Amen Break" (from a track titled "Amen, Brother") by The Winstons. Oddly enough, this is the first sample set to include this epic break beat. Enjoy!

I've read that Compton rapper The Game's 2005 track "Put You on the Game" was sampled for Lupe's similarly titled "Put You on Game". I'm not quite convinced, so I didn't include it in this sample set (besides, it makes the set feel incredibly unbalanced). Just for the heck of it though, I've included the track below:


"Paris, Tokyo"

"Hip Hop Saved My Life" (featuring Nikki Jean)

"Superstar" (featuring Matthews Santos)


  1. nice, gold watch is my fav track on that album, cant wait to hear the sample

  2. Yo i did this set at my site before i deleted it, and 2dopeboys did the food and liquor samples like a year ago

  3. Word? Yeah, I saw the 2DB set, but it was missing some tracks and had the wrong "The Last One to Be Loved" sample. They had Lou Johnson (I think?) instead of Burt Bacharach's solo/vocal-less version.

  4. Oh for real, my bad