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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

“We On” by Gemini feat. Lupe Fiasco and Pooh Bear

posted by on August 8 at 12:34 PM

I haven’t been able to stop playing the latest track on Lupe Fiasco’s MySpace. “We On” is every single thing that hiphop can be: smart, funny, boastful, funky, name-brand name dropping, and totally uplifting.

Smoothed-out over rich, orchestral production, swaggering on a hopscotch beat, the song sounds like pure class. Gemini proves that he’s a major force on the mic; his flow’s faster than Lupe’s but equally easy, natural. The two complement each other perfectly: next wave playboy skateboarders, 20-something jet-set hustlers with heart.

They trade these lines:

We the ‘85 bears
‘92 bulls
‘05 sox with a whole lotta pull
All rolled up
And theres no lettin’ up
You smart you wanna be the ‘07 us.

I’m guessing that’s Pooh Bear singing the chorus: “We on, we on, we on, we ON.” Listen to this gem and you’ll feel like you are, too.

Gets me really excited for Gemini’s upcoming album (Gemstones, out September 7), and Lupe’s too (The Cool, out in October). And it looks like Gemini will be rocking with Lupe during Lupe’s live set at Bumbershoot, Monday night on the main stage.

The YouTube version is censored; the Myspace version is not.

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