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September 22, 2008

For the record, THIS was my favourite song of 2007 even from the moment I heard crap-quality YouTube live footage of it’s first performed unveiling late last Summer.

I said back then (and I paraphrase), it’s like etheral Pharcyde vibes + boyish Souls of Mischief flows: a perfect throwback to early Leftcoast and I fly away on it every time.

The remix is decent, bit late, but decent (mastered poorly though).  Pharrell ego-trips it (though I like the “Neptune’s trident” quip). Q-Tip firmly belonged on this beat though, that’s relative.

Nonetheless the additional Jazz/Lounge reworking is the real gem here. Where’s badman Richard Cheese when you need him?

Lupe Fiasco feat. Pharrell, Q-Tip & Sarah Green – Paris, Tokyo (Remix)
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Lupe Fiasco feat. Chris & Denise Paultre – Paris, Tokyo (Live Jazz Mix)
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“I turn to see my dream, Love Supreme queen, meanest thing on the scene, cry…”

I challenge you to tell me Lupe is not a great emcee.

Video: Paris, Tokyo (Original Version)