The original buzz around Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” was that it was going to be pushed to radio with new verses by Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West, a move supposed to up the song’s wattage while also quietly wiping away the date rap lyric that got Rick Ross dropped from Reebok. Alas, that never came to fruition, and Rocko has instead steadily dropped a handful of remixes over the course of the last few months. The latest comes from Lamar, who is joined by his Black Hippy crew instead of Kanye West.
Their version — which starts 75 seconds into the above video — kicks off with Lamar eschewing the song’s signature flow, but he slips and slides over the aqueous beat so impressively that it doesn’t even matter. But the song’s headline moment comes from Schoolboy Q, who not-so-slyly nods toward the Ross controversy with the line “Molly in her drink, but she asked me to.” Ab-Soul and Jay Rock follow with verses that also leave the track’s structure behind, giving Black Hippy’s version individuality.