It is always interesting to hear covers done of popular songs. They can either be so right that the covers surpass the originals. Think Amy Winehouse’s Valerie. Or they end up really grim and make the cover singer sound like a complete nonce. But there is a special kind of cool when rap songs are covered in ways that are most certainly not rap.
Here are five of the best:
Nelly’s Hot in Herre by Jenny Owen Youngs
Lil John’s Get Low by Dan Henig
50 Cent’s In Da Club by Ewan Wardrop
Snoop Dogg’s Gin and Juice by The Gourds
Dr Dre’s Bitches ain’t shit by Ben Folds