New Music: Lupe Fiasco f/ Hayley Williams – ‘Airplanes’ (Demo)

Lupe Fiasco and Hayley Williams

Lupe Fiasco originally recorded B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You,” but he also had another Bobby Ray record first. The Chicago MC’s version of “Airplanes” featuring Hayley Williams has hit the net, showing what could have ended up being his own smash for Lasers. With the Alex Da Kid beat intact, the demo touts worldly lyrics from Lupe as he reps for the little guy.

“Can’t be peaceful with a pistol in ya face/ Can’t beat the people, so you pickin’ on they place/ I jump to defend, I wage with a page, my pen’s mightier than them and I got missiles on the stage,” he raps.

Take flight with Lupe and let us know know whose version you prefer.

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58 Comments

  1. Yeah

    my 2 favs

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    Yeah Reply:

    @Yeah,
    [Lupe Fiasco - Verse 1] Wishes that the world could see From the position of my girl and me From the perspective of laying on the hood of a car Looking up at the stars with all the connections cut Cause when you stuck, advantages vanishes bandages on the damages of what depression does So quest it cuz, who are they to question us? Beating up our ear drums like Question Love With all of their requests from above Press from below, only directions to bus Thus we laying in the cut on the Cutlass supreme Looking up at the scene Hoping it doesn’t cut, the fresh and the make up Get re-fed the lines and reminded of what they mean The importance of really acting like they important And if you don’t feel ‘em you should force ‘em now…

    [Lupe Fiasco - Verse 2] Wishes that mend the broken heart Fill the open palm, pardon my flow and thoughts My departure from the norm, the parch thats more warm walks on from the marching of your armies and the dropping of your bombs The walking on the waters now stomping on the pond The ripples now a wave It can’t be peaceful with a pistol in your face You can’t beat the people so you picking on they place I jump to defend I’m wage with a page My pen’s mightier than them and I got missles on the stage This couch is for the cowards and stretchers for the brave And I happily lay upon the bed that I have made Like house keep, sheets and pillow case But I don’t sleep, dreams keeping me awake They went up thinking they would never touch the ground But we gon wish it ‘pon ‘em on the way back down

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  2. saio

    are you sh*tin me?!?!?!?!
    so what “magic was lupe song too?!?!?!
    bullsh*t
    b.o.b way better than this anti-semitic

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    Neickha Reply:

    @saio, who said “magic” was suppose to be Lupes song? I thought that song was corny, didn’t like it.

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    saio Reply:

    @Neickha, i just kidding
    let’s see “notin on you” was original lupe song, “airplanes” was original lupe song
    i happy that b.o.b do the final version’s of bout song’s
    i hate anti-semitic’s (lupe)

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    fiasco Reply:

    @saio, fuck off fool.Lupe fiasco is better than BoB. the song is better. lupe dont appeal 2 fools that are igronant like u. SMH

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    saio Reply:

    @fiasco, f*ck you a$$hole lupe suck’s a$$
    b.o.b > lupe “hamas” fiasco
    lupe is the 2nd worst rapper alive
    1st is officer ricky

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    trey Reply:

    @saio, lol why you get so mad? just chill..
    butt. bob is no where near the greatness of lupe. bob is just a sell out to the mainstream. lupe keeps it real.
    and just because hes against the israeli govt doesnt mean hes anti-semetic… he represents a group that doesnt have a voice in this country.
    its called freedom of speech.

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    saio Reply:

    @trey, i”m from israel and i use to love lupe in 2008
    and in “word’s i never said” he said the islam is no terror
    this is bullsh*t hamas & jihad are terror
    today they send’s roket’s to israel and they hit a bus full of kid’s
    tell me what you gonna do stand and do noting
    lupe is fake almost like officer ricky he does not know the true

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    trey Reply:

    @saio, i get where youre coming from. what hamas has done is horrible and it goes against basic humanity. they are a terroist organization who are pure evil. i live in the us, i know the terrible things that terroists have done to innocent people.
    however, i think what lupe is trying to say is that those people dont represent what islam really is. they are radicalized fringe groups who act in the name of islam but really arent acting in the way a muslim should. (im not muslim but i feel like hatred towards a religious group is wrong)
    what hes also saying is that the attacks by the israeli govt on the people in gaza and the west bank are wrong. isreali attacks on gaza have killed innocent children (just as hamas has done) and just look at the death toll, palestinian deaths are way more than israeli deaths. its an occupation. the israeli govt continue to build settlements in palestinian land, every other country in the world says its wrong to build these settlements. how could israel really want peace if they continue to do these things? im against all forms of violence, im against hamas and jihad groups and im against the israeli govt.

    trey Reply:

    @saio, i agree with you on hamas. what theyve done is horrible and disgusting.
    however, what lupe is saying is that they dont represent islam, real muslims are supposed to practice love towards one another and humanity. hamas uses islam as a disguise for what they really are.
    and what lupe is saying is that the israeli govt has killed so many innocent palestinian children in gaza with their rocket attacks in gaza. the israeli govt continues to build settlements in the west bank against intl law. theyre building homes on palestinian land! and look at the death toll, way more palestinians have died than israelis.
    its not anti-semetic to be against the israeli govt. its just being critical, just like any other govt.
    i beleive in peace between the two but right now hamas doesnt want peace and clearly the israeli govt doesnt want peace because they keep doing all this stuff that goes against international law and they refuse to compromise on anything.

    Bkp Star Reply:

    @trey, Sorryyy Ermmm “bob is just a sell out to the mainstream. lupe keeps it real.”

    Listening To Dr Aden by B.o.B, i would disagree..bobs just as real…except he’s just more successful than lupe…hence why these songs went to the RIGHT person…lupe IS SOOOO GOOD….his just not as successful as bob…lupe like 1 grammy nomination on his second album…bob 5 nominations…with his first :)

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    trey Reply:

    @Bkp Star, hmm ok ill check out that song. maybe youre right.
    and i had no clue about the grammy nominations stuff, i do like bobs new stuff (his verse in price tag is bomb)

    saio Reply:

    @trey, i want peace too but how it gonna be a peace if hamas kidnap a israeli soldier
    you know why israel govt don’t want a peace?!?!?
    becouse hamas send’s rocket’s to israel and hamas hold captive a soldier
    if you don’t belive search on google or youtube Gilad Shalit
    and @Glen f*ck off you virgin

    The Beast Reply:

    @saio, you forgot some essentials on this list such as Souja Boy and Gucci Mane.

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    The Beast Reply:

    @saio, and neither ross nor lupe suck.

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    saio Reply:

    @The Beast, f*ck off
    who lissen to this faker’s
    i lissening for real rapper’s like eminem, jay-z, t.i., fabolous & b.o.b and all of them are much better & real than lupe & officer ricky

    lupe & officer ricky are fake

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    Glen Reply:

    @saio, Stop crying anti-semitism just cause he doesn’t like Zionism. Zionism is racism simple. To hell with you and your idealogy.

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    saio Reply:

    @Glen, go to hell aqnd f*ck off
    go s*ck hitler small d!ck

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    saio Reply:

    and @Glen, zion is not racism
    islam is racism
    israel live on!!!!!
    f*ck you nazi

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  3. Yeah

    LOVE IT!!!!

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  4. eeeeeeeemmmmmmmmmm

    Gd but id want 2 c sumthing new from hayley.
    Airplanes is Gd BUT DO SUMTHING ELSE!!!
    Gd song though!!Lupe’s always Gd!!!!

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  5. Dan

    Shit sounds bad. fuck lupe, BOB is betta

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  6. No ma'am

    Just because it was originally Lupe’s song doesnt mean it would of been a hit. He and B.O.B have different styles. B.O.B’s may have worked for this song.

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    saio Reply:

    @No ma’am, true
    “word’s i never said” is not a hit and alex da-kid produced the song

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  7. Neickha

    I like it but for some reason I don’t think this would of been a hit for Lupe.Or maybe it would’ve who knows. But things happen for a reason and B.o.B version is good too.

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  8. Matt

    I agree with Neickha it is what is who cares his album is still great so what does it matter

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  9. Jackson

    this song sound better with Amy Lee of Evanescence

    Amy Lee & B.O.B Mmmmm!!

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  10. carl

    lupe killed it

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  11. Lucas

    So So glad that BOB released this and not Lupe. This would of made Lupe so poppy it would of ruined him for me.

    . Lupe needs to sign to G.O.O.D Music and release some proper music. Lasers was wak, you can tell he didn’t have much say in it, its too radio-friendly, its not lupe at all, his record label will of pushed to make money out of him.

    Lupe needs to get back to his old school story telling shit, saying what he thinks and not holding back. More ‘Words I never Said, and less ‘Out Of My Head Ft Trey Songs’

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    saio Reply:

    @Lucas, you rigth
    i renember in 2008 i was love lupe music like “superstar’s”
    but after “Word’s I never Said” lupe become my 2nd hated rapper of all time!!!
    don’t talk bullsh*t about israel if you does not know the true
    jihad & gaza is teror

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  12. trippen67

    B.O.B did it better!

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    saio Reply:

    @trippen67, and that’s why “airplanes” is my 2nd favoret song of 2010

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  13. Tony

    @Saio…you got some hate in your heart kid…generalizing a whole race like that…”jihad and gaza is terror”

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    saio Reply:

    @Tony, you wanna know why i hate terrorist?!?!?!
    they send’s roket’s to israel
    today they send rocket to a bus full of kid’s
    if terrorist gonna send rocket’s to your contry what you gonna do let tham?!?!?!
    and lupe is fake he’s does not know the true

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  14. Abdullah

    Who is BOB!!! LUPE FIASCO ALL THE WAY

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  15. AFemmeFATALE

    Both versions are good but B.O.B.’s is more mainstream so there is no doubt in my mind that Lupe’s wouldn’t have done as good as B.O.B.’s did

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  16. i hate love

    B.O.B sounds more hungry
    lupe sound to lazy, he lost that
    element, the track sound like it would
    of gotten lost on the cutting floor
    B.O.B saved this track

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  17. Lights

    @Tony, are just a big ignorant fool, so you think “jihad and gaza” is a race? SMDH

    It’s because of ignorant and moronic comments from people like you that I can no longer stand and hardly visit Rap-UP

    @All Lupe Fans, I used to be a fan too, used to also think lupe kept it “real” and spoken the “truth”. But with age and more knowledge now, Lupe just comes off being in denial, bigoted and pretentious. But then again maybe he’s just trying to be seen as an iconoclast???

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  18. rizzy

    its like whatever

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  19. headphones

    i like B.o.B’s version better, i love Lupe tho, the man is skilled. Plus if Lupe had taken airplanes, it would’ve been without Hayley because B.o.B asked Hayley himself to sing on the chorus, cuz he’s a huge Paramore fan. Honestly i wish Lupe could get away from Atlantic, i think he’d be better off somewhere else so he could release the music HE wants.

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  20. emil

    @saio please go away!! we get it, you hate lupe. Anyway, i kinda still prefer b.o.b’s version better. This song just doesn’t work for lupe.

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  21. Sherief

    Ok. about lupe he’s a good artist, he’s kind of a sad person, but he makes good music.
    Lasers was lyrically shit or at it’s best “not bad”, but musically it’s good.
    B.o.B is a nice artist aswell, not a genius lyricist but a hit maker.
    Now to the pricks saying islam is terrorism, it’s not.
    Terrorists are enemies of muslims just as they’re enemies of the rest of the world.
    Now enough politics. take ur stupid diputes to Youtube!

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  22. Jon

    way waaaaay better tha bob’s … honestly why lupe let this one go…

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  23. Mr Xclusive

    this should have been released

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  24. chris c.

    it wouldnt have been a hit if lupe version was released. but i found it boring.

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  25. Tony

    @saio…”jihad is not only war and you are not observant”…lupe is saying VIOLENCE IS WRONG! AND IS NOT ISLAM! you are not following ISLAM BY BOMBING PEOPLE…”gaza strip was getting bombed”…which is WAS…and civilians were killed on BOTH SIDES

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    saio Reply:

    @Tony, gaza was bomb becouse they start this sh*t
    they send rocket’s to israel houses way before israel attack them
    they send rocket’s from 2000
    and hamas & jihad is terror they use all the people in gaza as human shield they animals

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  26. Tony

    *it was

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  27. HP_Ltd

    Why did Lupe not use what would have been the 2 biggest songs of his career?!

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  28. dankingkemp

    I already know I’mma like this Version, just cuz, to me, Lupe is a bit of a Notch above BOB, no insult intended, he’s just really lyrical..)dk

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  29. Doesnt Matter

    LUPE IS UNTOUCHABLE!

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  30. Tony

    @saio…i’m done yo…you aren’t even making actual historical or logical points…you just want attention… and your name is Islamic in origin… if that is your real name…

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  31. LaurynHill's # 1 fan

    I love Lupe, I think he should sign with Young Money with Wayne so his talents can be heard by the masses.

    BoB is cool too but Lupe holds my heart.

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  32. stellar2

    to all you people that think B.O.B is better, go jump off a cliff.. the only reason he is more successful is because he came out with cheezy songs like ‘beautiful girls’ that I guess people wanted to hear that time.. Lupe Fiasco aren’t meant to go big, they are just meant to be heard.. and people are too dumb anyways to understand his rhymes. Lupe Fiasco is way better than B.O.B

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  33. chris_Shorts

    im sorry anyone who says
    BOB is better the Lupe needs to fall off the earth… like Lupe is so Diffrent and really talented thats why hes to great for mainstream commercial bullshit. bob is talented but lupe is in a lane with the greats , reall listen to him

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  34. roger little

    how the hell did you’ll start talking about politics and religion…..??? do you like this version better or not?? thats what we want to know. so shut the fuck up and answer that. stop bringing life problems into this, its simple people >=(.. shit

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  35. Plhetp

    B.o.B made the song commercial, still great, but commercial. Lupe made this song his own, his lyrics contains more than just words, B.o.B sounds great, Lupe gives the song his own touch, thats why I tought his part was the best.

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