This past summer, indie darlings Cults announced plans to record a hip-hop mixtape. Despite the sheer absurdity of the very notion of such an effort, our first taste of the as-yet-detail-less project has surfaced. Gary, IN rapper Freddie Gibbs joins the duo on a remix of “Bad Things”, from Cults’ debut self-titled album. With vocals re-recorded to match Gibbs’ flow, the end result is far more menacing than the light saunter of the original, a lethal fusion between the heavy thud of rap and indie experimentalism. Check it out below (via Hypetrak).
Then, for comparison’s sake, check out the original:
Stay tuned for more on the Cults’ mixtape as it’s announced.