“Back 2 The Basics” (Prod. Mike WiLL)

    Go-to trap producer Mike WiLL has decided to celebrate his 23rd birthday — it’s today! — by sharing the first leak from his upcoming Est. In 1989 Pt. 2 mixtape. And while his burbling, dark-as-hell production is certainly a beast on “Back 2 the Basics,” it’s his ability to get a sharp Gucci Mane verse that’s particularly notable here. It seems like the Brick Squad leader is finally, well, back to the basics that made him so endearing in the first place.

    Of course, we’ve known this since the release of Trap Back in February. But for the first time in a long while, he doesn’t get completely outshined by his hype partner-in-crime, Waka Flocka Flame. You can stream and download the song below. [FADER]