Ocean's original is a slow-burning confessional about struggling through a vast sea of self-doubt, fronted by the singer's silvery croon. Green, though, ups the low-end and drops his own sincere-seeming (yet no more self-assured) rhymes over Ocean's willing beat, sticking to the same lyrical theme. It's a winner. And there's also a fun line about tweeting music that we won't spoil for you.
To be fair, much of the radness here comes from the heartstring-tugging piano chords and supreme vocalizing on Ocean's track. But to the credit of the rapper, this song sounds less like an awkward remix and more like a well-fitted original. Hear it below, and feel free to deposit any thoughts on how Moe Green might soon be an important Bay Area rapper. Maybe these two should collaborate in person?
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