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“High End”

Sincerely Yours

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Swedish pop duo jj have always had a penchant for sampling and covering rap music, from Lil Wayne to The Game.  Their mixtape Kills, released for free on Christmas Eve, only continues the group’s fascination with the genre.  The final track on the album, “High End” serves as almost a tribute to Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, sampling both “Dark Fantasy” and “Runaway”.  The simple piano keys from Kanye’s masterpiece serve as the perfect background for the duo’s dreamy harmonies and the triumphant “can we get much higher?” becomes a sublime refrain. Kanye would be proud.