New Lupe! Since the rapper revealed that his forthcoming third LP, Lasers, will come out in March, we've been eagerly awaiting any samples of the new repertoire. After releasing the Modest Mouse sampled “The Show Goes On,” and the lengthy “Super Lupe Rap,” Fiasco has dropped a new track, with beloved GOOD artist John Legend (who, may I point out, has been working with some fantastic rappers over the last few months). Like the former, “Never Forget You” is an uplifting anthem that displays the rapper's positivity despite the recent conflicts between him and his label, Atlantic. Lupe has stated that Lasers will be more of a pop record than its predecessors, with more downtempo and trip hop elements. “Never Forget You,” with its pop-rock backdrop, leisurely piano chords, and Legend's soulful chorus, is a clear indication of Lupe's new direction, though we can't help but be reminded of Wasalu's label-mate B.o.B. (but you know, with better lyrics).
Lupe Fiasco - "Never Forget You" f/ John Legend