For the previous leak and first single from their upcoming How I Got Over LP, the Roots re-appropriated Monster of Folk’s “Dear God” to create “Dear God 2.0.” This, of course, wasn’t the first time the Legendary had done something like this. I’m sure we all remember the beyond-catchy “The Seed 2.0” that essentially remixed Cody ChesnuTT’s “The Seed.”
Well, for How I Got Over‘s latest leak, Black Thought and his band tackle John Legend’s “Again” for “Doin It Again.” And, no surprises here, it’s a killer. Legend’s vocals sound perfectly pained behind the crisp instrumentation and Thought’s fiery rhymes, the latter of which feature bars like “I’m like Martin Luther King, you like Rodney.” That’s cold, BT.
I can’t wait to hear how this fits into the rest of How I Got Over, which is due out June 22. You can stream “Doin It Again” either below or over at OkayPlayer.