To this day, this is one of the most beautifully crafted hip-hop tracks I have ever heard. Lupe Fiasco’s storytelling abilities truly shine on The Cool, taking us through a recently-shot man’s experience as he views the world from a new perspective (as the living dead). The man walks through his old “hood” and observes the stereotypical reality of what got him killed in the first place. A masterpiece. Enjoy the weekend!