On the eighth anniversary of the release of The CoolLupe Fiasco took to Twitter today (December 18) to give an update on The Cool 2 and its projected release date.

“‘The Cool’ celebrates its 8th birthday today,” he writes. “The Cool is dead….long live The Cool 2. Winter 2017.”

The Chicago emcee also shared  The Cool 2‘s cover art, which shows a skeleton spread out on a diagram with various images around it.

(This article was first published on October 20, 2015 and is as follows.)

It appears that Lupe Fiasco fans have something to be excited about. Taking to Instagram, the Chicago emcee teased what presumably is a portion of the cover art to The Cool 2, the sequel to his vaulted 2007 release, Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool.  

“Sneak peek…!!!…#C2,” Lupe captioned. “It’s gonna be a whiiiile…but we are working!”

View Lupe’s Instagram below.


Should The Cool 2 arrive as expected, it will be the second time Lupe Fiasco’s released a sequel to a previous album. 2012’s Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap AlbumPt 1 is the continuation to his 2006 classic debut, Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor.

“To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, [Hip Hop] must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants,” HipHopDX stated in its Food & Liquor IIreview, which received a 4 out of 5 rating. “Lupe’s ironically been branded with both since his ’06 bum rush. But there remains something noble about Chi-town’s Guevara relentlessly waving his beliefs without fear of backlash. Someone has to shine a light on all the world’s ills, right? If not Lu, then who?”

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