Vic Mensa’s Down On My Luck Gets Chuck Inglish’s Groovy Reconsideration (Audio)

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Almost to the week, it’s been a year since Vic Mensa brought out some modern-day Hip-House with “Down On My Luck.” Complete with a psychedelic video, the Chicago, Illinois MC touched on pain, release, sadness, and catharsis in a song that was more R&B and Deep House than traditional Rap music.

Now signed to Roc Nation, everybody’s asking if the breakthrough single would have gotten more attention if Jay Z had stood beside it? While the world ponders that question, Vic’s hometown contemporary Chuck Inglish takes the deep, charged vocals of the song, and flips it into some breakbeat-meets-Jungle flavor. Heads can hear the drums from Brand Nubian’s “Grand Puba, Positive, and L.G.” filtered down as Vic gets a tad more earthy in this grabbing rendition.

Will new mixes like this wake up the masses to Vic’s range and prowess?

#BonusBeat: Last week, Chuck’s onetime partner, Sir Michael Rocks tweeted that “The Cool Kids are never coming back…” This is difficult news for fans of the veteran (and blog-rap-era pioneering) Chicago duo.

Related: Vic Mensa Releases One of the Best Music Videos of the Year (Video)