Lending an ear to Lupe Fiasco's latest comeback should be an easy task. The rapper's new single, "Old School Love," which features Taylor Swift's touring buddy, Ed Sheeran, is an easygoing, positive jam that fights the good fight.
"As long as I'm here, as long as you love me, give me that old school love right now," sings Sheeran over a beat that's reminiscent of Kanye West's "College Dropout" cut, "Family Business."
The song -- which hit iTunes today (Oct. 14) -- is the first single from Lupe Fiasco's forthcoming full-length album, "Tetsuo and Youth,” which is expected in 2014 via Atlantic Records.
Fiasco has been looking to get back on top of the game following the tepid reception of his last album, "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1." Even so, he's had some solid chart traction since his previous top 10 hit, 2007's "Superstar." His 2011 album, "Lasers," produced the hit "The Show Goes On," which went to No. 9 on the Hot 100 chart. Given the crossover appeal, "Old School Love" has a great shot at doing the same.
Sheeran recently returned from a six-month trek, opening for Taylor Swift on her "Red" tour. He's closing out a breakout year by headlining NYC's Madison Square Garden three times (Oct. 29, Nov.1 and Nov. 7).