Wiz Khalifa brings the high energy party vibe to a track whereas The Weeknd‘s Abel Tesfaye offers breathy R&B. For Wiz’s “Remember You” from the pushed back O.N.I.F.C. (set to release December 4) the two collaborated for a mix between a sultry slow jam and smooth rap offerings focused on the good life. Against the deep bass, distant booms and scratches, Abel’s vocals are steady–not low, not quite high–as he pleads for said woman to make him remember her.
Wiz’s Pittsburgh accent seeps through the words, “Yous a fan, I’m a player. I’m the man yous a hater.” He mostly raps about the weed he loves to smoke. Wiz doesn’t come in until around the two minute mark making it easy to mistake this for The Weeknd’s song. The R&B dominates “Remember You” even with Wiz’s two verses. It works well as a grove record. Their differences as artists mesh into an unforgettable head nod worthy and potential body roll track.
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