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On the original version of Hot Sugar’s dial-up Internet ephemera-sampling cut “56k,” Heems of Das Racist hotboxes the track, alone, with total stream-of-consciousness lyricism and the best sneak diss to New York transplants (“where were you in the ’96 Blizzard?”). The percussive precision of the beat paired with Heems’s molasses-mouthed flow were odd-but-excellent poles and, as a stand-alone, it’s great — but the beat has the potential for a rainbow of rap-robatics. Enter the remix, which comes in at six minutes, boasts nine rappers, and is littered with references to dancing baby .GIFs, chat rooms, and other web relics. Its most impressive feature, though, is the tandem-verses from DR-affiliates Lakutis and DVS who use it to flex new flows, punctuated with an insane “shoryuken” interlude from Lakutis. The song also features Big Baby Gandhi, Nasty Nigel and Lansky of World’s Fair, Antwon, Chippy Non-Stop, Kitty, and Ne$$ from Weekend Money. The Internet! Check it out below.

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  1. I love the original.

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