Here goes another unreleased song from Lupe Fiasco. ‘Hey Lupe’ is a track that the Chicago emcee recorded before the release of his critically acclaimed debut album Food & Liquor in 2006.
The song is over 15 years old and is now being unearthed as part of “Chill’s Spotlight” playlist, curated by 1st & 15th co-founder Charles “Chill” Patton. Listen to the Funk-inspired song below where the rapper sounds sharp as ever.
“I vividly remember the day Lupe recorded this song,” Chill told The FADER over email. “I got the beat from the producer and played it twice for Lu while we were riding in a white Suburban, 20 minutes later we made it to the studio and he immediately went in and knocked out the whole song — verses, hook, adlibs, etc. It was natural for him, but not so natural for me to see this, and I had been around some of the greats. This is when I knew he was a Monster!! It’s been in the vaults for many years, and now we are excited to share it with his fans.”
Hear the previous unreleased drop ‘Run Game’ here.