This track was probably never meant to be heard by the general public, which is exactly the reason why it is so exciting to be posting this up.
This is the original version of Nothin’ On You before it was handed over to B.o.B so he could replace it with his verses. I’m sure this kind of business happens all the time, but it’s quite funny to actually get the chance to compare both of the produced versions.
It has the feel that this was Bruno Mars’s song and they just needed someone to rap over it, and it seems like that was the case:
â€œSo, Me, Phil & Ari (of Bruno’s production crew, The Smeezingtons) did the track and we submitted it to Atlantic Records and they asked us, â€˜What do you think about B.o.B on this?â€™ I was like, â€˜Perfect, letâ€™s see what happens.”
Obviously he failed to disclose that Lupe got his hands on it first, but you get the picture.
Lupe Fiasco – Nothin’ On You (Original)
edit: looks like I got carried away with posting earlier, so sorry that this post disappeared for a while. It’s definitely back now.