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14 Responses to “Awesome old school rap covers”

  1. awjt says:

    Ben Folds’ “Bitches Ain’t S**t” is at the top of mine, but damn, love this one.  We need to get a re-cover, where Snoop covers their cover with his own voice in sweet, delicious melody.

  2. crimpers says:

    Love the Gourds! Snoop Lion approved, even: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asrfBGkGsbo

  3. MrHaroHaro says:

    Didn’t really like this one. My personal favorite is still Jonathan Coulton’s Baby Got Back cover.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCWaN_Tc5wo

  4. s2redux says:

    Which reminds me to ask — how many Wicket Men are there on a 43-man Squamish team?

  5. downset360 says:

    This isn’t Snoop Dogg though guys its Eazy-E!

  6. locnar1701 says:

    The Cover of Gin and Juice by The Gourds is the win.    Country…


  7. Itsumishi says:

    How can Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine be ignored in a conversation about old school rap covers?
    Gin and Juice (which I’ll forever think of as a Snoop Dogg cover, not a Snoop Lion cover…)
    Baby Got Back
    Brass Monkey
    Fight for your right

    Also don’t forget that the very talented Cheese doesn’t stop at hip-hop covers.

  8. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Jay Brannan – Straight Outta Compton.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x6uEMXAB4I

  9. igpajo says:

    Gourds is one of the best I’ve ever heard.  I literally have to hear that play song every few weeks just to get my fix.  They pretty much owned that one. 

  10. Erisis says:

    I’m actually kind of a connoisseur of strange cross-genre covers generally.  And there’s no denying The Gourds “” cover is indeed pretty hard to top for sheer infectiousness.  But a close second in terms of being unexpectedly and kind of jarringly beautiful is Nina Gordon’s (from Veruca Salt) cover of “Straight Outta Compton”.  This is tha smoove s–t!!!  http://youtu.be/NG2EGOB9-lc

  11. Vitamin Lounge does some great Eminem covers. Oh, and Grenouilles have a fun Low (Flo Rida) cover.

  12. asdf says:

    this is literally the lowest form of both music and comedy