While not entirely traditional hip-hop presences, Diplo and Sia have dipped their toes in the ground on occasion, having collectively worked with Kanye West, Eminem, and more. Together with Labrinth, a rapper slash songwriter who caught ears on Nicki Minaj’s “Majesty,” the group formed LSD, an acronym for their respective monikers. As it happens, the acronym also alludes to a powerful hallucinogen, which seems to be at the centerpiece of their musical aesthetic. From the trippy (and vaguely unsettling) cover art to the even more potent dose of visuals, LSD seem more than willing to live up to their name’s connotations.
Today, the trifecta have brought Lil Wayne into the fold for a remix to “Genius,” allotting him enough time to showcase his prowess, but not enough to truly mark the occasion as his own. While the production is somewhat pristine, a quality that may put off the average hip-hop listener, that’s to be expected given the mainstream familiarity of the orchestrators. Still, it’s a new verse from Lil Wayne, and that in itself is always welcome.
I’m a genius under pressure, no question, I’m really special
Upper echelon when I bless you, molest you with intellectual
It’s a pleasure, it gets sexual, women limit complexion
Quick connections, then ejections, my love is so ambidextrous
I’m a genius, imperfectionist, specialist in the exorcist
With excellence for evidence, necklaces for irrelevance