Vampire Weekend in hip-hop collaboration

Ezra Koenig guests on new single from Lushlife

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig has made a guest appearance on a hip-hop track.

The singer contributes guitars and backing vocals to the new single from Philadelphia MC Lushlife.

According to, Koenig appears on single ‘The Songbird Atheletic’ which will be released via iTunes later this month (May 19).

An album from Lushlife called ‘Cassette City’ will be released later in the year, and features guest spots from Deerhoof among others.

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