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More than two years after we put it out there in the open, Consequence and Lupe Fiasco have challenged the laws of physics and Lauryn Hill by occupying the same space on their first-ever collaboration, “Countdown.”

That’s right; break out your calculators and abacuses because the quotables easily pile up on this joint.

Up-and-coming crooning Chris Turner sprinkles some seasoning and the Queens MC goes half on the beat with his longtime producer Mike Cash. The end result is just as fresh as it appears on paper.

During a recent sitdown with BET, the Cons revealed that once he heard the track, he immediately thought of the Tetsuo & Youth author.

“I was in LA working with Ye and G.O.O.D Music,” he recalled. “Lupe lives in LA now. We met up and I laid the idea, like, ‘This would be dope if you was on this with me.” The process of making this record was like two months. I put a verse down and I wanted a great chorus, because obviously when you hear Consequence and Lupe Fiasco, automatically you think lyrics: It’s going to be a lyric bonanza. But for a record of that nature to make sense, it’s gotta have a dope chorus, otherwise it could turn into a freestyle…It’s classic Cons and Food & Liquor Lupe.”

Peep the track for yourself down below.

Photo: Instagram/Consequence

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