By Chuck Arnold Rennie Dyball K.C. Baker
January 21, 2008 12:00 PM

Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool

CRITIC’S CHOICE

RAP

Chicago can already claim two of the hottest emcees on the planet: Kanye West and Common. Add Lupe Fiasco to that stellar list. The rapper, who first impressed on West’s single “Touch the Sky,” enters rarefied air on his second album. With smart lyrics, savvy beats and an old-school social consciousness, he brings to mind a Q-Tip for the YouTube generation.

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