It was only a matter of time before Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All de facto leader Tyler, the Creator began officially collaborating with some of his favorite acts. He tweeted exactly a month ago to Toro y Moi’s Chaz Bundick that he “Might Just Have The Most Swagged Out Album This Year, Based On NEWBEAT And STILLSOUND.” This came a day after Bundick tweeted a brief but perfect note to Tyler that simply read “SWAG.”
From there, Bundick got his hands on the a cappella for one of Tyler’s first hits, Bastard‘s “French,” and gave it a proper remix. The previously grimy-as-all-hell cut remains relatively creepy and haunting, but it’s not nearly as abrasive as before. That being said though, Bundick’s wavering synthesizers and snappy, building percussion create an equally fitting backdrop for Tyler and Hodgy Beats’ quotable-heavy shit talking.
Listen over at Gorilla vs. Bear.