John Legend & Teyana Taylor - Bliss (prod. Hudson Mohawke)



After whispers of Hudson Mohawke buddying up with Kanye, officially adding keys to posse cut Mercy and remixing (and arguably improving) the lead single for a lark to create Lambo Furnace, now the Glaswegian has wound up on Cruel Summer with something original. Well, sort of.

Bliss lifts a beat called Ice Viper released three years ago, a surprise considering the anticipation that's been building for Cruel Summer. (Mr West also jacked Chief Keef's breakout hit I Don't Like.) 

It's not the first time one of America's largest rap artists has cannibalised tried-and-tested music from the UK by simply recording vocals over the top. Drake did the same last year on Take Care when he nabbed Jamie XX's I'll Take Care Of You for the title song.

Presumably that's the benefit of your largest market being unaware of avant-garde dance producers across the Atlantic. Let's see if the US continues to popularise sounds authored in the UK. I'm sure HudMo isn't complaining.