It’s been a minute guys and gals. My bad. The first entry of the year comes from Lupe Fiasco’s latest album Tetsou & Youth. The second track, Mural, samples the 1975 song Chanson d’un jour d’hiver (Winter Day Song, translated from French) off of the debut album of French jazz-funk group Cortex led by pianist and composer Alain Mion. Hip hop fans may also recognize the sample from Jeezy’s Beautiful.
Turns out Curren$y also sampled this song for a track called “Mary”.