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B.o.B f/ Hayley Williams "Airplanes" (2010)


"Airplanes" began life in the contentious sessions for Lupe Fiasco's 2011 Lasers album, but when Fiasco turned in verses protesting United States foreign policy, Atlantic Records summarily yanked the track off his project and handed it over to B.o.B, who was more than happy to deliver the lightweight radio fare they were looking for. If you can get through Bob's mushy, hard luck verses, Paramore singer Hayley Williams' pop confection is on the other side.

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