"The Die" as written by Wasalu Jaco, Rudolph Loyola Lopez and Gemstones,....
I present the death of The Cool

Well I herd like groups of cows
That all your enemies wanna shoot you down
They got AK-47's and a bunch of Mac-11's
Semi-automatic weapons that produce ka-pows
Word on the street is they all got heaters
They gon' hit you up, you ain't even gonna see it
You got a lot of money, I ain't tryin' to be funny
But they say where you goin', you ain't even gonna need it
I seen you ridin' round, shinin' with your fine round
Diamonds, pretty green eyed lady
Been on the sideline, plottin' while you prime time, poppin'
Hungry niggas want a piece of your pastry
I suggest you protect your bakery cause they comin' for your head
And there's a bounty on the chain that's hangin' from your neck, you see

I don't know what you been told in your ear
But I hear it's goin' down, somebody gotta (Die!)
I don't know what you been told in your ear
But here's what's goin' round, somebody gotta (Die!)

Hit a nigga, put the mini Mac strap, clap
Any nigga think he gettin' G's down here
Enemy to any nigga gettin' money on my honey
Man I heard Michael Young is the real clown here
Run upon a nigga from the back with a Mac
Gon' be strapped cause a nigga finna' squeeze off ten
Run upon this nigga 'lac, rat-a-tat-tat
Click-clack, where this nigga at? I needs in
Shit is going down if ever I see him
Rub a nigga out like Oxy 10
And keep a couple of dollars up in the wallet
To pay the cops so they can never box me in
That's what I'm thinkin' 'bout
Ridin' around polishin' this big pistol
I'mma catch him in the wind, pray the gun don't jam
So, until we meet again, nigga, it's cool

I don't know what you been told in your ear
But I hear it's goin' down, somebody gotta (Die!)
Know what you been told in your ear
But here's what's goin' round, somebody gotta (Die!)

Don't pay them niggas no mind, they hatin' on you
Ain't nobody with a shotty out plannin' to do a robbery
Itchin' to catch a body creepin'
In the stolen jalopy out there waitin' on you

I'm sittin' in this stolen car finna rob this nigga
Should I let the mini Mac or the shotgun hit him?
I been waitin' all day tryin' to spot this nigga
I can't let him get away I'mma pop this nigga, uh!

Plus they don't know about the choppa in the trunk
The Glocks in the box and the 9 on tuck
The bulletproof glass, the 40 in the stash
I pull the steering wheel and it pop all up

40 caliber stashed up in his dash box
Bulletproof windows you couldn't break 'em with a pad lock
Ak in the trunk, where the sounds bump
2 twin Glock 40's, and a 9 in his damn crotch

Man, we finna go up in this club, show a little love
Get a few drinks, holla at some girls
Snatch up a pair, leave outta there
Put some dro' in the air then go get some grub

They finna go up in the club, show a little love
Get a few drinks, holla at some girls
Snatch up a pair, leave outta there
Put some dro in the air then catch a few slugs

Hey, hey, pull over right here, I gotta take a pee
And don't go nowhere, nigga wait for me
And if some niggas do kill ya in the next few minutes
Just remember, my nigga, there's a heaven for a G

Ay, ay hold this right there
I'll be, I'll be right back, I gotta take a piss man hold on
Fa sho, ay man, ay don't leave I'll be right back
Ay don't leave I'll be back
Hurry your ass up man, damn
Coolest nigga what, coolest nigga what, coolest nigga what
Hustla for life!
Ay man, nigga hurry your ass up, shit
I'mma cool ass nigga man
Fuckin' three in the mornin'
I'm the coolest muthafucka in the world, man
Niggas ain't fuckin' with me man
Nigga I'm high, smokin' fly ass car
I run these muthafuckin' streets, and these niggas out here lookin' for me
Man I wish a muthafucka' would
Ay, nigga hurry your ass up, nigga! Damn

Whats up now nigga?
Ain't to cool now is you nigga?


Lyrics submitted by Wulfreigns, edited by hustlaman

"The Die" as written by Rudolph Loyola Lopez Gemstones

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    General Comment[Character names will be all caps]
    The way I see it, it's the friend that's either reluctantly or accidentally setting up MYH. In the introduction, he warns MYH that someone's gonna try to kill him. The second verse has THE GAME (Possibly, maybe somoene else who'se in love with THE STREETS) bout what he's going to do when he catches MICHEAL. The reasn I think it's THE GAME is because of the line:
    "Enemy to any nigga gettin' money
    On my honey..."

    The character THE GAME is married to THE STREETS, who's having an affair with MICHEAL YOUNG HISTORY (according to the character bios) Gettin' money on my honey therefore = getting money on THE STREETS. The other reason I feel it's THE GAME comes later in the song.

    In the second chorus, you can hear MYH's friend trying to calm him down, just tellin' him to relax.

    The entire second verse is a sort of unintenional statement/echo thing.
    The friend tells MYH something like 'nobody's out there in theat car out there plannin' to rob someone'
    While THE GAME or the shooter mimics it in the affirmative, 'I'm sitting in this car, fixin' to rob someone'

    It's most apparent in the last two parts, where the friend lists everything MYH has in his truck that 'they don't know about', and THE GAME/ the shooter lists all those things and knows about them.

    The final lines before the friend goes to pee are exactly the same, chaning 'we' to 'they', and 'go and get some grub' to 'catch a few slugs'

    Verse Two was the reason I believe that THE GAME was the shooter, and the friend was the one who set MYH up. One of the features of THE GAME is 'wiretaps for ears', through which he can hear everything. The friend tells Michael allt he things he's got in his own car, that THE GAME might not know about, who repeats it to himself, listing it off.

    The reason I figure the friend was reluctant about setting micheal up is because even while he was doing it, he was trying to warn MYH, up to the lat line "and if a nigga do KILL YOU IN THE NEXT FEW MINUTES..." basically telling MYH what's going on.
    Wulfreignson June 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Die is about a street beef between two people who both Lupe Fiasco and Gemstones act as during the song. That's why at the end of the song Gemstones, being "The Cool", gets shot and killed while Lupe gets out of the car to supposedly 'take a pee'. When Lupe says 'Just remember my nigga its a heaven for a G', he's being ironic indicating; you won't go there because you're about to be killed but I will because I'm pure. And Gemstones character does end up dieing. Play it in reverse to hear another tale from The Cool.
    hustlamanon June 21, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBasically this song is like going in past for the story line of his character "The Cool". In his previous album on his song "The Cool" the story begins with him leaving his coffin after his death. This Song "The Die" is the story of his death.
    letsgetfreeon December 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so dope! oh my goodness!
    DJ_critikaLon December 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment2 comments, seriously?, this is definately my favorite song off the album, i could listen to it over and over
    Rightbackon February 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmine too, the shit man
    Sainthearcon March 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts obviously the death of the character "Michael Young".
    The irony here is that all of "Michael Young"'s secrets (the twin 40's etc...) are actually not so much of a secret. The character plotting to kill him is in full knowledge of everything; his right hand man (I'm not sure if it's "The Streets") is selling Michael candy (this niggas hatin'....) the setup...and the assasination of "The Cool".
    flyysince89on April 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthungry niggas want a piece of your pastry
    I suggest you protect your bakery.

    That's my favorite line.
    WINDEXMANon May 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI dont think this is the death of the cool. Im not quiet sure who it is that dies but im pretty sure its not the cool, because the person who walks up to the car sounds like his voice would fit the cool more than the one who's shot
    StuyBoion June 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbro he says i present the death of the cool, how could the cool be the dudewith the gun?
    Truncaleon June 03, 2008   Link

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