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Listen to Jamie xx's “I Know There Gonna Be (Good Times)” featuring Young Thug and Popcaan about one hundred times, and discover something new to love each time. My favorite parts are the backbeats and melodic rounds, like at 1:30, and those soft synths that sound like furry steel drums. The Persuasions' “Good Times” sample is both integral and stands alone, as Jamie separates even the key of his song from its source.
What may stand out on impact is Thug's rhymes, and the overall silly, gross vibe to his game.
“She gon' get on top of that d*** / she gon' squish it like squish.”
“Watch her come to my lights like a reindeer.”
“I'mma ride in that p*ssy like a stroller.”
It's like 'hounding is a totally foreign and hilarious concept to Young Thug, like the actual weird E.T. version of Lil Wayne arrived on planet Earth and saw a woman's vagina and put it through a series of non-sexual experiments to establish interspecies relations through pillow-muffled laughter.
“(Good Times)” is on Jamie xx's album “In Colour,” out on June 2. He'll tour in the U.S. for select dates in July and August.