Wale‘s current single “Bad” may be No. 29 on Billboard’s Hot 100, but he was eager to preview a forthcoming remix featuring Rihanna.To wrap his visit at Sway in the Morning, the Maybach Music Group emcee pulled out his phone and played a 90-second snippet. (“This has never been done before, right?”)
The DJ Foreigner-produced remix literally picks up where the original “Bad” left off, as it plays up the bed-squeaking beat during the original’s last few seconds. Replacing frequent collaborator Tiara Thomas, Rihanna sings the chorus and trades rapped verses with Wale over who’s the baddest.
The remix is likely the end result of a late-night studio session in May, or the “lil treat” that Rihanna promised before she and Wale hit New York’s SL Lounge. Hear a snippet of Wale’s “Bad” remix after the jump.