1st & 15th Entertainment announced â€œChillâ€™s Spotlightâ€ and released the projectâ€™s lead single â€œRun Gameâ€ by Lupe Fiasco. Curated by 1st & 15th co-founder Charles â€œChillâ€ Patton, â€œChill’s Spotlightâ€ is a playlist of some of the labelâ€™s previously unreleased tracks that are finally being released to the world. A video for â€œRun Gameâ€ was just released, with Complex saying â€œthe clip finds a teenage Lupe surrogate gaining an intriguing, but ultimately horrifying, glimpse of future rap stardom.â€
â€œWe recorded this single back when I was just starting out,â€ says Fiasco. â€œChill was heavily involved in the early days of my career, and Iâ€™m glad heâ€™s highlighting it with this new project.â€
â€œI first started working with Lupe when he was about 17, I had just gotten off the Up in Smoke tour and he was hanging with some cats I knewâ€ says Chill. â€œI heard Lu in the studio and it was some of the hottest shit I ever heard. I immediately grabbed him and put him in some cyphers, and everything took off from there.â€
â€œWe recorded â€˜Run Gameâ€™ a little later,â€ Chill continues. â€œRight now Iâ€™m working on some new projects, and whenever I work on something new I look back for inspiration. When I rediscovered this track, I knew we had to release it from the vault for the ‘Chillâ€™s Spotlightâ€™ playlist. Each month weâ€™ll be dropping more tracks from Lupe and other F&F-affiliated artists as part of ‘Chillâ€™s Spotlight,â€™ so stay tuned for more dope music that hasnâ€™t been heard before.â€
â€œRun Gameâ€ is the first of many tracks on â€œChillâ€™s Spotlightâ€ to be released via 1st & 15th Entertainment / Thirty Tigers.