Lupe Fiasco Says That Kanye West's New Track "Don't Stop" Is Two Years Old
The Child Rebel Soldier is marching back into our ears with material, but Lu told MTV that last G.O.O.D Friday's giving was from circa 2008 sessions.
Since the release of May, 2007's "Us Placers" , Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Pharrell Williams have sporadically recorded together as C.R.S., or Child Rebel Soldier. With a brief check-in on 2008's "Everybody Nose (Remix)" to N*E*R*D's Seeing Sounds, the group had not reformed publically until last week's G.O.O.D Friday leak, "Don't Stop" .
In the wake of Lupe Fiasco's olive branch with Atlantic Records last week, and Pharrell's present touring with The Gorillaz, West deemed "Don't Stop" a topical leak in his growing list of free giveaways. However, Lupe Fiasco recently revealed to MTV News that the record is from 2008.
“That song is like a song that we did in the midst of being C.R.S. when we were actually going to put out an album," said Lupe. He continued, "[We] really wanted to test records and see if we should do more records like that, or should we do more records like ‘Us Placers’ or … more down-low records, up-top records. We were just trying to figure out what should we do and that was one of the experiments that was bananas.”