Maybe he had a fanboy moment after listening to Acid Rap. Maybe he felt like something was missing on this year’s Overgrown. Maybe he was just bored. Either way, James Blake recruited one of hip-hop’s current non-Kendrick golden boys, Chance The Rapper, for a remix of his album cut, Life Round Here.
As Blake’s brooding vocals glide through the track, gently faltering at its high notes, Chance works in his sneering, tongue-twisting rhymes and scruffy yelps. It’s a match made in some kind of paradoxical heaven. Listen below (via Noisey).