I want to like this joint, I really do. The Cool is a new school classic in my book and with Lupe battling label politics for such a long time it would be great to see him come out swinging. His flow is tight, technically on point and he does hit some valid points in his subject matter. His comment on the budget cuts on education and it’s poor state even before that or his comdemnation of people murdering in the name of his faith for instance.
But the bland, colourless hook doesn’t add much and the synth-heavy beat sounds very contemporary but never gels into an actual banger. Even in his subject matter, the strong point of this song, Lupe makes a huge slip which will certainly raise eyebrows with anyone who has a close ear to the news of the world.
Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say sh*t. That’s why I ain’t vote for him
Really Lupe? That’s why? You must’ve been on some Marty McFly shit then because ‘Operation Cast Lead‘ didn’t start until almost two months after the election on November 4th. The bombing did happen before his inauguration and many political commentators believed this timing to be intentional because Israel expected a more critical approach from the white house after that day. Even before that “Cheney began getting messages from the Israelis about pressure from Obama“, according to a senior intelligence official. But regardless of what Obama did or didn’t do, Lupe seems to be talking out of his proverbial behind with this statement. Not a good look when you’re trying to kick knowledge.