You knew it was coming! The video to Lupe Fiasco's official first single off Tetsuo & Youth"Old School Love" featuring Ed Sheeran. The two linked up yesterday to wrap up the filming and from the looks of the above and a couple more images below, the visual will have an appropriate old school, nostalgic feel. I mean, look at those plastic couches, the Atari joystick, even the "Old School Love" cassette tape. Furthermore, the video is being directed by Coodie & Chike and I can already sense an instant classic "Through The Wire" vibe (C&C's landmark Kanye video). Be on the lookout for the final product sooner than later, and scroll below the images for even more Lupe goodies...
J. Ivy on set with Lupe Fiasco
Bonus Lupe: his two most recent features! First, he linked up with Chicago rapper RondoNumberNine for the "Life of a Savage RMX". This one is a street anthem that channels an energetic Lupe. Second is Lupe on Robert Glasper's new album, Black Radio 2, alongside Snoop Dogg and Luke James (the singer who kills the hook) for one of the album's standout cuts "Persevere". Stream both very solid cuts below, with "Persevere" being my *Tibs Fav. pick of the two with Black Radio 2 a must-buy.
RondoNumberNine "Life of a Savage RMX" f/ Lupe Fiasco
Robert Glasper "Persevere" f/ Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, & Luke James
Duane Jackson is a music artist from Binghamton, NY. He's 26 years old and has been recording music since the middle of '02 however he began taking it more seriously little over a year ago. With only 2 shows under his belt and a recently dropped first album self-titled "Duane Jacksons Day Off" it would seem he's new to the game. Still, he has recorded over 350 songs to date and is no rookie to the music. His style goes between slow and fast tempo songs yet doesn't follow the club music formula, his approach aims more towards the Joe Budden "Mood Muzik" feel with many reflective, almost confessional tracks. Duane has learned to be resourceful regarding most angles of producing and packaging of an album himself due to having little to no budget to work with. It's never been the money he's interested in, it's the ability to be heard. With a lot on his mind and the one thing he knows being music, he's chosen that as his avenue to get his word out.
01. "DJ Do Intro"
02. "All In"
04. "Weed (Skit)"
06. "Duane Jackson's Day Off" f/ Mello & Mad Comic
Well isn't that nice to hear? In this interview with MTV, No I.D. says that he will be collaborating with Eminem on his next project. The smooth producer also says that they have already been in talks about it and should be hittin' the studio shortly. Talk about a tease! Check out the interview above.