Mike Will Made-It dropped his Ransom mixtape last December, showcasing the talents of just about every current rapper from Atlanta (as one might expect). Now, a less likely collaborator—The Weeknd—has added his deceptively sweet crooning to one of its tracks: the Swae Lee/Future record “Drinks On Us.”
Already one of the more mellow parts of Ransom, “Drinks On Us” has a slinky, synth-y beat perfectly suited to The Weeknd. Abel starts by taking over Swae’s initial refrain—”If you wanna go to the bar/drinks on us”—before launching into a typically braggadocios (but very seductive sounding) verse. Together, these guys go from R&B to rap-singing to something in-between, keeping the track fresh.
Listen to the remix and the original below.