The Heavy + Mayer Hawthorne and the County + Childish Gambino

Thanks to a memorable Kia Sorento commercial (you know, with the sock monkey riding the mechanical bull), the Heavy's "How You Like Me Now?" has become an undeniable ear worm. Neosoul hotshot Mayer Hawthorne currently makes his home in Los Angeles, but his recent work signs, seals and delivers a detailed love letter to his native state of Michigan—specifically, to the so-called Sound of Young America as embodied throughout the 1960s by Detroit’s peerless Motown label.


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