The fiercely smart young Chicago rapper Vic Mensa seems to be at his best when he’s going in over smooth, melodic dance music, as on his great 2014 single “Down On My Luck.” He’s already worked with the Montreal dance producer Kaytranada on the loose single “Wimme Nah,” and now they’ve teamed up again for “Drive Me Crazy,” a single from Kaytranada’s forthcoming debut album. It’s a good one, with weightless twinkling beat and Mensa effortlessly lurching from acrobatic double-time rapping to a sweetly cooed chorus. Listen to it below.
(via Nah Right)
Kaytranada’s debut album is coming sometime this year on XL.