Game has revealed that Lupe Fiasco will appear on a track titled “Skate On” on his upcoming R.E.D. Album, dropping August 23rd. Speaking with Rap-Up.com, the Compton, California native explained the concept behind the track and how the collaboration came to be.
“The Lupe track, I forget who it’s produced by, I just know I got it from Fabian who mixes most of the Neptunes stuff,” he said, noting that Lupe has a 20-bar verse. “Lupe was in the studio with me and Pharrell and he got on it, and it’s called ‘Skate On.’ You know the skateboard community, like everybody skates. Lupe skates, and I thought it would be cool to take that and make it reverse psychology. You know, like when some bullshit’s about to jump off, you’re like, ‘I think we should skate.’ It’s kind of like that, that world meets ‘get the fuck out of there because some drama’s coming,’ and you know the drama’s coming from my side.”
He also weighed in on Lu’s controversial comments branding President Obama as “the biggest terrorist.” “Yeah, to each his own. I know Lupe, and I know he’s a good dude. I didn’t hear it and I don’t know what he said, but I don’t give a fuck ‘cause Obama’s our president, and I ain’t never met him yet, but he’s a cool guy evidently,” he continued. “And Lupe’s my homeboy, so to each his own. So whatever he said, I’m pretty sure he can stand up behind. That’s him.”