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“I’ve grown up a fan of Sean’s, so it’s real exciting to be working with him,” the DJ tells Rolling Stone

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Big Sean and RL Grime. The latter says that he has "grown up a fan of Sean's."

James W. Mataitis Bailey

RL Grime came to fame with his rave remix of Kanye West‘s “Mercy,” helped bring hip-hop drums into EDM and has seen his “Trap on Acid” beat end up on Pitbull’s Global Warming LP, but the Los Angeles DJ-producer has surprisingly few direct collaborations with rappers. His new album Void, out November 17th on Wedidit, will begin to change that, and its fourth track features major contributions from a scatterbrained Big Sean.

“I’ve grown up a fan of Sean’s, so it’s real exciting to be working with him,” Grime, who also goes by Clockwork, tells Rolling Stone. With Grime looping a vocal sample behind deep bass and a hollow, slow-mo synth line, the rapper adds a big chorus and a few bars that reference both his own part on Drake’s “All Me” and Drake’s hook on “We Made It.”

The song can be streamed below, and once officially released, it will appear not only on Void (which can be pre-ordered here) but also throughout Grime’s winter tour, which has been extended to the end of February. See the new dates underneath the track.

January 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
January 22 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
January 23 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
January 24 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
January 25 – Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
January 28 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
January 29 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory Concert House
January 30 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
January 31 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
February 1 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
February 4 – San Luis Obispo @ The Graduate
February 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
February 7 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
February 12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Monarch Theatre
February 13 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
February 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Surrender Nightclub
February 14 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theatre
February 17 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
February 18 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Café & Bar
February 19 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
February 20 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
February 21 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon
February 22 – Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Level
February 26 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
February 27 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
February 28 – Miami Beach, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theatre

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