Remember last week when we spent a ridiculous amount of time on Ryan Adams, Father John Misty, and even Dirty Bangs all covering — sorry reimagining — Taylor Swift? Over the weekend at Boston Calling, we heard covers of Price (Nate Ruess), Butthole Surfers (Bully), and freakin’ When In Rome (Sturgill Simpson winning us over with his take on ’80s synth pop classic “The Promise”). And shit CHVRCHES even just took on Justin Bieber. All bets are off.
Today, alt-pop singer Halsey has done a pretty interesting job on Notorious B.I.G.’s ’90’s hip-hop anthem “Juicy,” proving to be probably be the first non-white middle-aged dad to rap this jam in quite some time.
Of course, Halsey, who was just 2-years-old when B.I.G. was killed, references the late rapper in her summer hit “New Americana”, in which she talks of being “raised on Biggie and Nirvana.” So props to the person who was like “Ehh, everyone covers Nirvana, wanna do some Christopher George Latore Wallace?”