Rae Sremmurd - "Perplexing Pegasus"
At this point, it’s a pretty safe bet that something special will happen whenever Swae Lee, Slim Jxmmi, and Mike Will Made It get together. Sure, it’s tempting to get lost imagining what Swae Lee could do as a solo artist, but then they drop something like this and remind us how important chemistry can be. After repeated listens, I have no idea how this works as well as it does. The beat has an eerie nature to it that you wouldn’t expect from a summer single and the whole thing is held together by an unusual hook that references a mythical creature and whatever the hell a caterpillar whip is. But, somehow, together, they make it work. This feels like another sneaky hit that we’ll be playing the rest of the summer.—Eric Skelton