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Rapper Lupe Fiasco and red-headed folkie Ed Sheeran probably don’t hang out in the same circles. But from the sounds of their new collaboration “Old School Love” they should start getting together more often. (Listen below.)

The track–off Lupe’s upcoming album, Tetsuo and Youth, due out in 2014–features him reminiscing about the good old days of hip-hop, you know that time before Pro Tools. He shouts out The Fat Boys, Melle Mel, pre-Law & Order Ice-T and late ’80s, early ’90s rap, giving words of wisdom to the kids today: “It takes a long time and it happens so fast to realize your future is somebody else’s past.”

Sheeran sweetly chimes in to sing, “As long I’m here/As long as you love me/Give me that old school love right now,” over a twinkly hook that sweetens up the Chi-town rapper’s lovefest.

Lupe is gearing up for his Tetsuo and Youth Preview Tour, which will kick off on November 2 in Atlanta, where he’ll preview new music and play hits off his previous four albums.

Check out the full list of tourdates below.

Lupe Fiasco: Tetsuo and Youth Preview Tour

11/02  Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
11/03  Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
11/05  New Orleans @LA Tipitina’s
11/06  Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
11/07  Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom
11/08  Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival
11/10 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
11/11 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
11/13  San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/14  West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/16  Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11/17  San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater
11/19  Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/20  Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/21  Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
11/23  Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
11/24  Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/26  Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/27  Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater – Madison
11/29  Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
11/30  Kalamazoo, MI @ Kalamazoo State Theatre
12/01  Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
12/03  Boston, MA @ House of Blues
12/04  Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
12/06  Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
12/07  Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater
12/09  New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/10  New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/11  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/13  Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
12/14  New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
12/15  Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

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