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Vic Mensa Returns To Crooner Mode On “Codeine Crazy”

The young rapper pays homage to Future.

July 22, 2015

Future fervor is at its peak right now, so Vic Mensa took advantage of the moment by releasing his own rendition of “Codeine Crazy,” which originally appeared on Future's Monster tape. Mensa covered the song live at the Pitchfork Festival last weekend, and dropped the official audio on SoundCloud today.

Although the young MC has focused on blustery raps lately—see "U Mad" and "No Chill"—he showcases his singing here, slathering the song with distorted electric guitar and pushing his voice towards falsetto. There’s even a Phil Collins-worthy cascade of drums. Listen below

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Vic Mensa Returns To Crooner Mode On “Codeine Crazy”