Young Jeezy featuring YG, Kendrick Lamar & Chris Brown “R.I.P. (Remix)”
Young Jeezy‘s “R.I.P.” may have been birthed on the mixtape circuit, but all it really took was one listen to the somewhat surprisingly potent combination of Young Jeezy’s signature rasp against DJ Mustard‘s ominous, bass-honking West Coast G-funk to know that it was going to be a serious radio monster for the season.
With it making some major airplay strides as now an official single, the time has come for the obligatory posse cut remix, this one boasting appearances from YG, Chris Brown and, in an extension-of-sorts to all the love dished towards Jeezy on Good Kid, Kendrick Lamar.
Brown’s not-so-subliminal beef shot “If you started from the bottom, gon’ and come out the closet” is, of course, stealing all the attention concerning this revamp, but don’t let the blog headlines fool you: everybody being on their A game here makes this about more than just one line, whether it’s Jeezy’s on-point intro throwing shade at a certain network’s much-discussed-over list (“Trap star, bitch, spell it with a big T/ Give a damn if I never be a hot MC”), Lamar further strengthening his reign as hip hop’s current MVP with a deliciously hypnotic sixteen or YG, serving some casual-toned Cali swerve that comes thisclose to completely distracting one away from the head-scratching absence of an E-40, Too $hort or Snoop cameo.