1st & 15th Entertainment released â€œHey Lupeâ€ by Lupe Fiasco â€” itâ€™s the third single in the labelâ€™s â€œChillâ€™s Spotlightâ€ playlist. 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 the song was just released, with The FADER saying â€œâ€˜Hey Lupeâ€™ is built over a ’70s funk groove, and finds Lupe rapping with signature precision.â€
â€œI vividly remember the day Lupe recorded this song,â€ Chill says. â€œI got the beat from the producer and played it twice for Lu while we were riding in a white Suburban, 20 minutes later we made it to the studio and he immediately went in and knocked out the whole song â€” verses, hook, adlibs, etc. It was natural for him, but not so natural for me to see this, and I had been around some of the greats. This is when I knew he was a Monster!! Itâ€™s been in the vaults for many years, and now we are excited to share it with his fans.â€
â€œHey Lupeâ€ is the third of many tracks on â€œChillâ€™s Spotlightâ€ to be released via 1st & 15th Entertainment / Thirty Tigers. The first two tracks â€œRun Gameâ€ by Lupe Fiasco and â€œGametimeâ€ by Wildstyle are both featured on NFL Monday Night Football this season.