[acoustic cover] hyfr by drake and lil wayne

This weekend was somewhat productive musically. Probably because there was delicious beer involved. Today’s cover video is Drake and Lil Wayne’s Hell Yeah Fuckin Right (HYFR). Probably the hardest song I’ve done because of Drake’s opening verse which is kinda nuts. Not Busta Rhymes nuts, but more like, when does he breathe in? I’m hoping his production crew is just doing its job properly.

One of my co-workers actually requested a cover of this song. So I was like, “Yeah, no sweat. I got this.” Then I heard the song. Umm…

But it turns out it isn’t that difficult. In fact, the only line I (still) have trouble with is the third one… “Tuition is handled by some random n***a that live in Atlanta”. If you listen to the video, you will notice that I, true to form, royally screw up this line. Oh well, whatevs. Another thing you may notice is that I keep speeding up. I need a metronome or something, damn.

Alright, enough of an intro. Drake is coming to ATX at the end of February. I will not be going, mainly because I will be about 10,000 miles away in India, but probably because tickets would have been ridiculously expensive anyway.

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[acoustic cover] dance (a$$) by big sean

It’s that time of the week where I once again demonstrate my lack of shame by putting up another substandard hip hop cover video. The victimized song today is Big Sean’s Dance (A$$). I don’t really feel that bad desecrating this song since it was pretty poor to begin with. And it was fun to desecrate.

This song is pretty much about Big Sean’s obsession with big booties. I’m not sure who advised him to obfuscate the word “ass” in the official title of the song because not even the radio versions feature the lyrics “a-dollar-dollar a-dollar-dollar”. It’s too bad; that would have been an extremely catchy hook. Speaking of the hook, it features the word “ass” repeated 24 times in a row. Each time. Given that the hook occurs about 3 times and that there are several other isolated asses thrown in here and there, this song features the word close to 80 times. Impressive.

Another fun fact about this song is the lyric “wobbledy-wobbledy”. Being as uneducated as I am in the history of hip hop, I thought Big Sean had coined this phrase. Then, I happened to be channel surfing when Fuse TV was playing a Lil Wayne video countdown. The video in question was Juvenile’s Back That Ass Up, which I had heard a countless number of times. However, at the end of the video, Lil Wayne broke into a “wobbledy-wobbledy-wo-bo-wobbledy-wobbledy” sequence. Further research yielded the song Drop It Like It’s Hot by Lil Wayne that actually features the aforementioned lyric in copious amounts. I hope you learned something new today.

Onto the song!

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[acoustic cover] freaks and geeks by childish gambino!

Hey peeps. I bought a new video camera. It is a really shitty HD camera from Panasonic but it sure beats the video taken by my iPod Touch. So I’ve made the difficult decision to replace all my videos on YouTube with better versions. Better both because the quality of the video is better and also because I will not be fucking up the lyrics.

The first video that will be receiving this upgraded treatment is Freaks and Geeks by Childish Gambino. I already have 2 or 3 versions of this video up on YT (all of which are hidden, now) but I decided to go ahead and redo it anyway since I believe it was the first “rap” video cover I put up online.

Childish Gambino is an awesome rapper. Also known as Donald Glover, whom you may know from Community or such online skits as “Bro Rape” or “Spelling Bee”. Go check out his shit on YT if you haven’t already. I was introduced to this dude by a coworker back in early 2011 and ended up going to his show at Emo’s. The venue sucked but the rapper was awesome. I ended up buying tickets to his show at Fun Fun Fun Fest later that year and he did not disappoint. He also released a new album last year–Camp–which you should definitely check out (my favorite tracks are “Outside” and “Heartbeat”). I’m also going to his show at Stubb’s in April this year, so that’s gonna be awesome!

Anyway, this is a cover of Freaks and Geeks. I finally learned all the words. Do check it out and lemme know what you think. I mean, even if you hate it, I’m not gonna stop wasting space on the Internet posting my videos. So you might as well get your angst off your chest by way of YT comments. I’ve heard it’s very therapeutic.

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