The video for IDK’s neo-boom bap classic “Once Upon A Time (Freestyle)” has arrived. And yet, we were on the whole correct to assume this was no throwaway free-form, however a melody all to its own. The video is grungy to fit the melody’s overall stylish, with Denzel Curry and IDK trading stanzas in a basement governed by a convenant, with a lot of unlawful materials sequestered into open space.
As IDK and Denzel return to-back in their interchangeable narrating mode, a running content of Japanese letters translates their comings and goings, for the fans out East. The tune lives on as IDK’s best turn of character yet – an adaptable character that is several times more ambidextrous than he was in another lifetime. When Denzel Curry’s second refrain becomes possibly the most important factor, any allusions of a Godlike particle disintegrate to tidy. The second aiding of “Once Upon A Time (Freestyle)” comes to us as a notice of IDK’s lunch get-together status with Weakerthans approaching out yonder.