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Ed Sheeran & Lupe Fiasco’s Single ‘Old School Love’ Released — Listen

Tue, October 15, 2013 7:18am EDT by 1 Comment
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Lupe finally released his new single, ‘Old School Love,’ on iTunes Oct. 14! The track features Ed, and we love their amazing collaboration! Listen to the song below!

We were so excited when rapper Lupe Fiasco, 31, announced on Twitter Oct. 9 that he was collaborating with Atlantic Record labelmate Ed Sheeran, 22, for the first single off of his upcoming album, Tetsuo and Youth! Now, the day is finally here — and we’re glad we didn’t have to wait too long to listen! What do you think of Lupe and Ed’s jam, HollywoodLifers?

Lupe Fiasco Releases ‘Old School Love’ Featuring Ed Sheeran

“Old School Love” is the first single off Lupe’s upcoming album Tetsuo and Youth, expected to drop in 2014This is the rapper’s first album since 2012′s Food and Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album. 

What makes the song amazing is the edgy beat that Lupe raps to, paired with the mellow chorus that Ed sings. Together, they’re perfection! The easygoing, breezy beat of “Old School Love,” that blends rap and acoustic sounds is pure fun for your ears — we’re obsessed!

Check out the full lyrics here:

Give me your old school love right now
You know that only you and me alone…
As long as I’m here
As long as you love me
Give me that old school love right now
Give me that late 80s early 90s old school
Feeling like my second album, so cool
Chiraq summer looking so cruel
Look shorty in the eye, told me it was no rules
Went to speak but was like never mind
Let my mind just sneak back to a better time
When I was his age and if he’s ever mine
Thinking he would only think back to this and never find
Better times to think back to when it comes
And he’s older in the presence of somebody young
Telling him the same things that he told me
And he reacts the same way as that OG
But it’s old school, it’s like ’03
And this old man is my old me
Takes a long time to happen so fast
To realize that your future is somebody else’s past

Analog black vinyl spinning sounding so good
Top down, can’t be a classic if it’s no wood
If you don’t know what, then you new school
Floor model is the foundation for your YouTubes
Model flows off of Fat Boys and Juice Crews
Melle Mel’s, Ice-T’s, and the 2 Cools
Add a Moe Dee and a Double L
Had to walk cause it’s hard to run in those unbuckled shells
One microphone and a couple 12s
Six drum sounds and a couple bells
Is all you had to make a couple rails
And that’s a track, and if you want it (eeeeeeeh)
You have to make it like that
Now what’s one turtle to a couple snails?
Takes a long time to happen so fast
And realize your future is somebody else’s past

Chiraq summer looking so cruel
How can I reel-to-reel when there’s Pro Tool?
I can’t dig it at all because there’s no tube
Fire when you speak but ain’t no warmth in your vocals
Might have been a better rhyme then just never mind
If it’s better with time then think in line
That you’re going to be your nicest ’round your midlife crisis
If your life like Christ live your midlife like it’s… Christ-like
Ni**a I ain’t psychic
I know it’s all a cycle and everybody bike it
And France is enormous you’re Lance with endorsements
But you might need a hand to enhance your performance
Consider this a kilogram of encouragement
Teach you how to sneak it past the enforcement
And when you get it through in a manner so cool
Remember to give a little nod to the old school

Give me your old school love right now
I’m leaving it all up to you darling, giving you everything you want
And give me that old school love right now
You know that only you and me alone…

The throwback feel of the ’90s-inspired song is fun and chill, with Lupe’s references to things from the past, while Ed croons, “As long as I’m here/As long as you love me/Give me that old-school love right now.” We’ll take Lupe and Ed’s “Old School Love” any day!

Ed Sheeran: I’m A ‘Massive’ Lupe Fiasco Fan

When the two were working in the studio together, it sounded like Lupe was keeping Ed busy!

“We have the same A&R in America … and, he just gave me about seven beats and said write choruses to all of these beats,” Ed said via “I’m a massive Lupe Fiasco fan, so it’s cool.”

The two have been active with other projects recently, too!

Besides collaborating with Lupe, Ed also just wrapped up six-months of opening for pal Taylor Swift, 23, on her “Red” tour.

Lupe’s massive Tetsuo and Youth tour is also right around the corner, set to kick off Nov. 2 in Atlanta, Georgia and end Dec. 15 in Baltimore, Maryland.

“I’m looking forward to going back on the road and sharing the new music I’ve been working on with my fans,” Lupe said in a recent press release. ”This will be just a taste of Tetsuo and Youth.”

We think “Old School love” is a great song, and we hope Lupe and Ed do more collaborations in the future!

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you like Lupe and Ed’s collaboration on “Old School Love?” Let us know!

Listen: Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Old School Love’ Featuring Ed Sheeran

— Ivy Jacobson

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