ZHU Dropped a "Bad and Boujee" Remix and it's Stunning
In addition to teaching us all how to properly spell the word “boujee,” Georgia based, three-man hip hop group, Migos, has earned their first Billboard Hot 100 chart topping track, with the viral track “Bad and Boujee,” a release that features Lil Uzi Vert.
Given the song’s explosive popularity and infectious lyrics, it would hardly be a surprise for Bad and Boujee to become a 2017 festival staple, aligned among Kendrick Lamar’s “m.A.A.d city,” and A$AP Ferg’s “Work REMIX,” two hip hop tracks most commonly used as drops in various DJs’ festival sets. One of several DJs to work the freshest Migos offering into his set, “Faded” producer, ZHU, dropped a creative take on the single this weekend at LA’s Air + Style Festival, hosted February 18th and 19th at Expo Park. Headlining the festival among the likes of Major Lazer, YG, Louis the Child, Marian Hill, and others, ZHU delivered a Sunday set in which Bad and Boujee became nearly unrecognizable, albeit in the best—and synonymously, most ZHU—way possible.
ZHU tones the track down with subtle percussive elements and tempered vocals, moves of re-imagination that soften the song, the track’s comparative lack of intensity—an intensity notably traded for an intimacy not present in the original—complemented by the remix’s conservative drop. The ZHU take on the chart topping hit is indeed Bad and Boujee, and to our dismay, unreleased. Watch ZHU’s remix of the track debut at Air + Style below, courtesy of Dancing Astronaut.