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Listen to Lupe Fiasco’s Soulful New Single “Lilies” Featuring Sirah

Listen to Lupe Fiasco’s Soulful New Single “Lilies” Featuring Sirah

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So here’s the good news: Lupe Fiasco‘s new single, “Lilies,” is pretty damn solid. He decided to go with a live sound for this one, which lends itself to sounding richer, more soulful, and veers away from some of his, erm, more questionable beat choices. That being said, the hook from singer Sirah is a bit much. And by that I mean that it’s grating and sounds like something Eminem would use on his latest single, not Lupe.

But, then again, this isn’t the Lupe we all grew to love many moons ago, and he’s probably trying to appease his label with a big chorus like this. I just wish that it didn’t mar such an otherwise sharp track that actually sounds like one of the Chicago rapper’s collaborations with Robert Glasper. For those wondering, the instrumental was provided by frequent collaborators the Buchanans.

You can hear the single below. It’ll appear on his new mixtape, Lost In The Atlantic. No word on when that’s due out, but we do know that his new album, Tetsuo & Youth, drops Jan. 20, 2015.

3 Comments

  1. Thomas_76
    Oct 18, 2014 @ 20:57:00

    The only album with questionable beats is Lasers. The rest were above avg to good.

  2. sim
    Oct 18, 2014 @ 02:41:00

    The Song is really Dope The Hook ain’t that bad either

  3. Gedi D.
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 14:32:00

    Minus the hook, this is pretty good by Lupe. And that’s rare to say these days.

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