Joey Bada$$ recently took part in Australian radio station triple j’s “Like A Version” series, in which musicians stop by to play one of their own songs as well as a cover of a track they particularly enjoy. For his edition, Joey decided to take on Prince‘s 1984 hit, “When Doves Cry.”
Retitled “When Thugs Cry,” the performance features a new verse from the New York rapper, paired with Prince’s original chorus.
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Other artists who have graced triple j’s “Like A Version” segment include Childish Gambino, Lorde, Halsey, Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys, Alt-J, and Bon Iver, among others.
In related news, it has come out that Joey Bada$$ co-wrote Post Malone’s smash, “Rockstar.”