This past April, Chicago residents Tensei and MC ADaD collaborated on a fittingly blunted track, “Smoke It Out,” that came with the promise of a collaborative EP. While we’re still waiting on that project to surface, it’s good to know they haven’t stopped working together. With Tensei behind the boards, ADaD takes on a synth-heavy remix of Bilal’s “Robots” off the experimental crooner’s latest album, Airtight’s Revenge.
A straightforward remix of the track would have been enough, especially considering the tightness of the reworked beat and Bilal’s vocals. But the addition of ADaD’s raspy and distorted vocals, which take over the last third of the track, turns “Robots” into a pseudo-futuristic R&B/hip-hop amalgam.