This year has been full of surprises for fans of Blood Orange. The artist, also known as Dev Hynes, recently released his fourth album under the moniker, impressing us all with the stellar effort. The final track on Negro Swan leaves a lasting impression, and now the remix will do the same. We've all been shaken up since the passing of Mac Miller. He influenced so many of us throughout his years making music and Blood Orange has officially laid down a tribute track for the late artist.
The remix to "Smoke" is a dedication to Mac Miller's life, which includes Yves Tumor and Ian Isiah. The somber version of the song includes Dev rapping about losing his friend, spitting, "I couldn’t even prepare for the loss/What could I do but cry." Listen to the touching tribute and chime in.
And I couldn't even prepare for the loss
What could I do but cry?
Tried to figure it out
Process is way too long and I'm running out of time
And I'm smoking one for my boy
And I'm thinking about the tracks that I never got to respond in the day that I maxed out