Grammy nominee B.o.B is nowhere to be found on Lupe Fiasco’s recent chart-topping album Lasers. And given that Fiasco said he felt “super-depressed, lightly suicidal, at moments medium suicidal” over the fact that his label went with B.o.B’s version of “Nothin’ On You” over his own, the exclusion of Bobby Ray makes sense. That said, an unreleased track by the pair called “Who Are You Now” has surfaced, and you can give it a listen below.
“Well first she had on baby clothes, then she had young lady clothes / Mom tried to keep her out of sexy clothes, prom night she wore dressy clothes,” Fiasco raps atop a slight beat and shimmering echo of a guitar riff.
B.o.B later joins in on the verbal attack on poseurs: “Whatever your size is, you lay it flat then you iron it / And then you fight it, it’s like David versus Goliath.”[wpaudio url="http://cdn.idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Lupe-Fiasco-Feat-BoB-Who-Are-You-Now.mp3" text="Lupe Fiasco feat. B.o.B - Who Are You Now" dl="0"]
The track is upbeat enough, and there’s something catchy there, so we’re a bit surprised “Who Are You Now” didn’t make the cut for Lasers. Still, Rap-Up.com notes that the unfinished song was originally intended to be a four-way vocal tradeoff, with Janelle Monae and Cee Lo Green also in the mix.
Too bad it didn’t come to be, because that particular match-up could have transformed this number from album leftover to possible hit single.