In which the worlds of David Lynch and hip-hop finally collide in this genuinely pretty odd collaboration between classic West-side weirdo and noise-hop spazz DJ Dog Dick and Richmond rapper Lil Ugly Mane. Actually, maybe that aesthetic collision was what Salem was on to, but we all know how that turned out (if you don’t, try “kind of icky and slightly embarrassing”). The beat here comes courtesy of Shawn Kemp, not Dog Dick, though it’s still plenty weird, just not as noise-fried as one might expect with the Baltimore name attached to the track. Some farty laser sounds give the thing a kinda sci-fi edge, but more so it’s a surreality of red velvet curtains and cigarette smoke, the lounge just off the alleyway where bad things happen in the shadows of the most sinister revelry. And believe it or not, you can bring an entire song into this Lynchian space on the back of a particular trumpet sample, which this does. The beat itself does feel kinda Salem-y (busy drum-pad sounds, in particular) and there’s rapping, yes, which is fine enough reverb rhyming and the sort of thing you get the feeling is hard to mess up.