Animator; Andrew William Ralph supplies an extra boost to a track that is sounding like the presumptive song of the summer. This clever mashup record features vocals from Tupac’s “Don’t Go 2 Sleep” and “Smile” juxtaposed with TM88 production from Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘XO Tour Lif3.’
The track has over a million listens on YouTube and surprisingly seamlessly fits together. There’s also a looped video of an animated 2Pac riding around smoking a blunt in an intergalactic atmosphere.
It should be noted that the temperature in Hip-Hop today is very hot and cold. A lot of the supporters and fans of the genre have had opposing opinions on what is authentic and what is worth listening to. This track should open the conversation up even a bit more. We have two separate eras of music harmonized almost perfectly. Take a listen and formulate your own opinion below.