“Like This (feat. Guilty Simpson and DJ Grouch)” is laced with Grouch’s skillful scratching and some familiar cuts of whining Wurlitzer that hearkens back to the mid-’90s, when Derek Christoff (a.k.a. D-Sisive) was only 15 but already breaking into his hometown Toronto’s freestyle battle scene. D-Sisive and Detroit-based rapper Guilty Simpson take turns laying down witty observations of their dark scene, with laidback delivery to match the accompanying beat. Ready yourself for the Sept. 23 release of D-Sisive’s EP Like This (plus three) with this sneak preview of the album’s title track. Lulu McAllister

Like This (feat. Guilty Simpson & DJ Grouch)