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RL Grime Warps and Screws the Weeknd’s ‘The Hills’

The original hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart this week

RL Grime just played his first real headlining show in New York City’s Central Park last week — a gig opened by SPIN’s 2014 Rapper of the Year, Young Thug – and now the producer’s back with a remix of this week’s No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, the Weeknd’s “The Hills.” Injecting it with a scorching, insistent life, Grime takes the shell of Abel’s soulfully screeching original and launches it into space’s drifting, aimless abyss. Hear it below and reread SPIN’s review of the Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness while you’re at it.