British collective Rudimental throws some hip-hop into the mix on the VIP remix of their hit single “Lay It On Me” featuring Ed Sheeran.
For the new iteration of the track, the quartet taps Big Sean and Vic Mensa, yielding a more upbeat version of the cut. Sean sets it off with a romantic verse, spitting, “I ride for you, when it gets too deep, I’ll die for you / When your momma got diagnosed, I swear I almost cried for you / I wish I could turn winter to July for you.” The Roc Nation rapper steps in for a similar 16. “Got to treat her like Aretha, R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” he raps.
“We did a remix for Big Sean and when he was next in London we hooked up a session,” Rudimental told The FADER. “We wanted to collaborate on something and he really felt ‘Lay It All On Me’ so we changed the beat a bit so it suited a rapper. Vic Mensa is one of our favorite up and coming rappers so we got really excited when he agreed to jump on for a verse and felt like a good fit with Big Sean.”