Miguel’s insanely smooth, deeply inward 2012 R&B opus Kaleidoscope Dream is the sort of album that demands absolutely zero guest rap verses which, unless you’re counting the bonus-track remix of “Adorn” with Wiz Khalifa, is exactly what it has. But if one of his songs has to have a guest rapper, the deeply simpatico Kendrick Lamar, coming off of an incredible year of his own, is probably the best possible choice. And on a new remix of Miguel’s slick but weirdly desperate “How Many Drinks?,” a new Kendrick verse pops up, stutters along amiably, and then ends, staying out of the way. Nice job, everyone. Listen below.
Kaleidoscope Dream is out now on RCA.