Lupe Fiasco and Guy Sebastian mend their broken hearts on their latest collabo “Battle Scars.”
Lupe Fiasco has been a busy, busy man. In anticipation of his upcoming album, Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, he’s dropped two clips thus far: “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free),” which ignited a mini-controversy with sample source Pete Rock, and another for “Bitch Bad,” which also sparked a huge conversation about gender roles, and even caused Lupe to boycott a major music mag. NBD. Hopefully with his video for “Battle Scars” featuring Australian singer Guy Sebastian, things will go a little more smoothly for the Chicago MC.
Watch Lupe Fiasco Featuring Guy Sebastian’s “Battle Scars” video after the jump.
“Battle Scars,” originally released by Sebastian in Australia (with supporting vocals from Lupe), will instead be re-released in the States as a side-by-side collaboration between the two musicians. And let it be said: We totally think the duo work so well ’cause they’re so brokenhearted! “These battle scars don’t look like they’re fading /Don’t look like they’re ever going away / They ain’t never gonna change,” Sebastian sings in a war-torn abandoned warehouse. Aww, how do you not feel for that?!
Even if you’re not yet familiar with Guy Sebastian, we think you’ll be better acquainted soon enough. He was a judge on the Australian “X Factor,” he’s scored a handful of No. 1 singles Down Under, and we are DEF getting a Bruno Mars vibe from him. With all that going for him, he’s just WAITING to be discovered Stateside! Also, he’s rocking an accent, which is an automatic heart-melter. Surely someone will scoop these two lovelorn dudes up, right?
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