Sampling a current hit is a double-edged sword. Sure, you’ll allow yourself to step outside your comfort zone and possibly even get residual love from the curious listeners of the original. But, unlike unearthing a dusty break from the crates, you run the chance of being one-upped by competitors. For STS, the problem lies in the timing behind releasing this visual from his mixtape Demand More 2. While his version of La Roux’s predatory smash may have surpassed most of his fellow MCs lyrically, the past month has the seen the same hook rocked by Kanye and a possible video of the year candidate.
Better late that never rings true here, but it feels a little underwhelming.