New Orleans-bred wunderkind MC Pell got up late Tuesday night (or early Wednesday morning) to share “Got It Like That,” a thoughtful and heavy new track featuring the talents of G-Eazy. In all actuality, the song is a remix of his 2014 cut “Eleven: 11,” which can be heard on the rapper’s debut LP Floating While Dreaming. The new redux, though, goes harder and faster and meaner and leaner than the original in every way, packing rattling hi-hats and a bassline that’s darker than the things we tell our therapists behind closed doors. Lyrically, Pell opens up about the struggle to keep climbing in the modern rap game and shares a couple of brilliant anecdotes about what it’s like for a 21 year-old MC whose every move makes waves across the blogosphere. “But I’m not the one to call back / Fuck love, I want comments in fact,” Pell spits, noting that in today’s world digital feedback can be more precious than a lover’s true embrace. Damn.
Pell last buzzed our radars with an animated clip for his recent single “Runaway”. “Got it Like That” is an encouraging sign that the youngster is hard at work, still building his craft. This new remix was produced by Christoph Anderson, who built an ideal soundscape for Pell to rap upon, menacing and thoughtful in equal degrees. Listen to “Got It Like That” below, read Okayplayer’s First Look interview with Pell, and pick up Floating While Dreaming on iTunes while you’re at it.