Jill Scott, Lupe Fiasco

About Daydreamin'

"Daydreamin'" is the third single taken from Lupe Fiasco's album Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor (2006) and features soul singer Jill Scott. The single is based on a sample of "Daydream in Blue" by I Monster, a song that samples "Daydream" by Gunter Kallmann Choir (which in itself is a cover, the original being written by The Wallace Collection). The song's lyrics are a critique of pop culture, especially of the current state of hip hop music. The song was released in the UK and US on September 11, 2006; however, a download-only version was available one week earlier and charted at #46 (without any physical sales). In 2008 "Daydreamin'" won the Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. It was ranked the best rap song of 2006 by many publications. This song was also featured in an AT&T commercial during May 2008 for a Samsung phone. 

I fell asleep beneath the flowers
For a couple of hours
On a beautiful day

Jill Scott

Jill Scott (born April 4, 1972) is a Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter, actress and poet. Since 1999, Scott has made a reputation for being a classic, thought provoking artist gained by her 2000 multi-platinum selling debut, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1. Their followups Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 released in 2004, and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 released in 2007 both achieved gold status. She made her cinematic debut in the films Hounddog and Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? in 2007. She also appeared as the lead role in the BBC/HBO series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. more »

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12 facts about this song

The song "Daydreamin'" falls under the genres of Alternative Hip Hop and Neo-soul.
This song is a collaborative piece by American hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco and American soul singer Jill Scott.
"Daydreamin'" is part of Lupe Fiasco's debut album "Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor", which was released in 2006.
The song heavily samples the original version of "Daydream in Blue" by I Monster which itself samples "Daydream" by Gunter Kallmann Choir.
Chart Performance
Even though it's not one of Lupe Fiasco's most commercially successful songs, "Daydreamin'" still managed to peak at #38 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
The lyrics of the song present a critique of the over-glamorized lifestyle of mainstream hip-hop artists.
Grammy Award
It won the Grammy Award for the Best Urban/Alternative Performance in 2008, a testament to its originality and critical acclaim.
Music Video
The music video, directed by Chris Robinson, depicts Lupe Fiasco walking with a giant robot through the streets of a city, as a metaphor for not fitting within the norms of society.
Jill Scott purely lends her vocals for the chorus, whilst Lupe Fiasco raps the verses.
Lupe Fiasco has mentioned in a few interviews that the song was inspired by his musings and reflections of the rap industry, hence the title 'Daydreamin'.
Critics Review
The song has been often praised by critics for its clever lyrics and the soulful vocals of Jill Scott, which blend together to produce a truly vanguard piece of music.
There exist two versions of the song, one with Jill Scott and another with a sample from I Monster's "Daydream in Blue" instead of Scott's vocals.

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