About time! After trading mutual admiration, Kendrick Lamar and Killer Mike are getting closer to a real collaboration.

This remix of Glasses Malone’s “Thuggin'” doesn’t necessarily put the two in the same booth, but at least they’re on the same track. On this new version, Mike adds his trademark brand of socially conscious wisdom before Kendrick’s verse kicks in. One of the year’s best slow-burners just got a whole lot better. “Thuggin'” will appear on Malone’s GH2: Life Ain’t Nuthin But. Watch the lyric video above, and revisit the original here.