So, following on from yesterday’s post, there are two more quasi-hip-hop songs that I think you should hear. The first of those was here, and now the second (pushing the bounds of the term “quasi-hip-hop songs”), is:
Ray Lamontage – Crazy (Gnarls Barkley Cover)
Ok ok… it may not be a strictly hip-hop song, but I had to include this here. Ray Lamontagne is a ridiculously talented artist, yet one that still seems to be criminally underrated outside of the “music critic” scene.
He has a soft, raspy voice, but one that still cuts like a razor. And, backed just by an acoustic guitar here, that voice is able to shine.
As with any great cover, it’s not simply a remake; it’s a retelling, with different ingredients.
Listen. Love. Support.
Listen: Ray Lamontagne – Crazy (Cover)