Mapei – “Don’t Wait (Social Experiment Remix ft. Chance the Rapper)”

Image via Chance the Rapper on Facebook
Image via Chance the Rapper on Facebook

Few tracks have come along in the past five years like Swedish vocalist Mapei‘s “Don’t Wait.” It’s like a perfect coda to the past ten years of the underground-to-mainstream rise of hipster ideology. Baile funk-influenced like what started this whole thing with Bonde do Role and M.I.A., its slowest of roads to mainstream respect also mirrors the slow roads taken by folks like A-Trak, Diplo, and so many more. Thus, after causing a quiet riot upon being released five months ago, and after being officially remixed by the likes of Kingdom, Giraffage and Cranks (and unofficially edited by the Smalltown DJs) we reach a point where (in a familiar tradition with a precedent of M.I.A’s “Paper Planes”) it was time for a rapper to join the party. And, hot on the heels of work with the likes of James Blake and Skrillex, there’s likely very few better options than Chicago-born emcee Chance the Rapper. As much as he’s young, he’s also quite often lovelorn in his raps, and thus, this “remix” by Social Experiment works. EDM-as-rap doesn’t necessarily have to involve dropping the bass as much as it involves being so beautiful that it drops your heart down to your knees.