Miguel and Kendrick Lamar Clink Bottles on ‘How Many Drinks’ Remix
Alt-R&B king and Compton hero do the obvious thing
On Miguel’s excellent Kaleidoscope Dream, the alt-R&B maestro asks “How Many Drinks?” On Kendrick Lamar’s fantastic good kid, m.A.A.D. city, the Compton MC answers: enough to fill a “Swimming Pool.” And with each of these hotly tipped dudes running the collabo marathon at the moment, it was only a matter of time before they came together and clinked glasses. Not much changes on the remix of “How Many Drinks?” Mainly, Miguel’s quasi-rap verse is mostly replaced by Lamar’s genuine article — a romantic rhyme full of pregnant poetic pauses and, yes, references to the latter’s own booze-inspired tune. Those already intimately familiar with each artist will agree that the end result is pleasant enough on the palate. Noobs to either, however, might find this first sip leads to full-blown habit.