While the dueling “Funkmaster Flex” and “Maybach Music” drops obliterate the track’s mystery and elegance, the fact that this happened at all is a testament to the widespread appeal of “Royals.” It’s alt, it’s bass music, it’s hip-hop, it’s social commentary… but it’s so masterfully executed that in the end, it’s just damn good pop, and you can enjoy it without consciously focusing on any of those characteristics.
Hear the MMG version below.
Lorde — “Royals” (Rick Ross remix)
This is Rozay’s second surprising remix in recent days, following his reworking of Drake‘s soft-focus hit “Hold On, We’re Going Home.”
[via Pigeons & Planes]