Kanye West – Mercy (Salva & RL Grime Remix)

June 15, 2012

The original version of “Mercy” feels like a normal rap song on half a bottle of Robitusson and no sleep. It’s dark in a twisted and ominous way, another example of Kanye west exploring the abject — the ugly place that exists within. This Salva and RL Grime remix also feels vaguely maniacal, perfectly honoring the Kanye West original, for West has become an artist defined by his mania. It’s a summer jam for sure, but not in the way you might expect; don’t go to the beach with this one blasting on your headphones. It’s a track evocative of the crazed delirium that the summer heat brings on. It’s evocative of that summer stink.

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