LISTEN: Zebra Katz Covers Tiffany, Recruits Busta Rhymes on New ‘DRKLNG’ Mixtape

Zebra Katz's 'DRKLNG' MixtapeZebra Katz has finally released a proper follow-up to last year’s breakout hit “Ima Read.” A panic-attacked web of smoke rings, lascivious synth lines and charred beats, the DRKLNG mixtape also happens to feature the creepiest Tiffany cover (“I Think We’re Alone Now”) you’ll ever hear and a vicious set of verses from Busta Rhymes on the spare, speaker-slapping “Ima Lead.” (Maybe Rhymes isn’t as homophobic as he’s been made out to be? Or maybe he simply hasn’t seen last year’s “Rise of Queer Rap” stories.)

Long story short: the half-hour set–presented as one seamless, streamable track–is incredibly tight, with each pitch black track bleeding into the next and Katz maintaining a suffocating sense of dread throughout.