Old School Love
by Lupe Fiasco (featuring Ed Sheeran)

Album: single release only (2013)
Charted: 93
  • This stand alone single is an easygoing, positive jam that finds the Chi-City rhymer reminiscing about the good old days of hip-hop as he shouts out old school rappers such as The Fat Boys, Melle Mel and Ice-T.
  • English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran croons the chorus. While it may seem like an unexpected match, the "The A Team" singer has previously collaborated with several rappers from his home country including Devlin on the UK Top Ten single "Watchtower" and Wretch 32 on the track "Hush Little Baby."
  • Sheraan told Nova FM back in February 2013 that he was about to record the song with Lu. "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," he said. "Lupe loved one of them and is going to hop on it. I'm a massive Lupe Fiasco fan so it's cool."
  • The song samples the piano riff from Kanye West’s "Family Business" off his 2004 debut album The College Dropout.


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