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Old 09-22-03, 10:53 PM
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Rock bands covering hip hop and r & b (and vice versa)

After listening to Me First and the Gimme Gimmes cover R. Kelly's I believe I can fly I wanted to know other rock bands that cover songs outside of their genre (or vice versa). Here are the ones that come to my mind.

Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
Eminem - Sing For the Moment
Jay-Z - H.O.V.A
Ive also heard a rock band cover Outkast's "Sorry Mrs. Jackson"

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Old 09-23-03, 06:07 AM
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Jack Black (and innumerable others) - "Let's Get it On"
Dave Pirner - "Sexual Healing"
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Old 09-23-03, 07:29 AM
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I think it's cool and I wish the genres would do more of this.


Bulletboys = "For the love of money"
Type O Negative = "Summer Dreams"(not r&b but it's still cool)
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Old 09-23-03, 09:47 AM
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Dynamite Hack - Boyz in the Hood
String Cheese Incident - Gin 'n Juice
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Darwin's Waiting Room - Back that Azz up
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Old 09-23-03, 11:40 AM
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I'm not sure how many of you are into club/bar scense, but the new trend around here, is for the cover band to do a hip h op set.

Burnt Sienna was playing at Club 1402(www.club1402.com) and did a set including :
Back That Azz Up
I'm Sorry Ms Jackson
Move, Bitch(Get out the Way)
X is Gonna Give It To Ya

And a few more.

Pretty cool, and the songs sound so different
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Here's an album that was released a few years ago. Most of the bands are hard rockers:

Take A Bite Outta Rhyme: A Rock Tribute To Rap
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I had to laugh when I saw this thread. It happens every so often. But if you rearranged the title to Rappers/R&B artists that cover(i.e. rape and abuse) rock songs, we would need a whole separate forum.

Anyway, one of my favorites:

Faith No More - Easy Like Sunday Morning(Lionel Richie)
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Well Corvin I did say vice versa, so feel free to list those as well bcuz they would be interesting. Whether or not you feel as though they are good covers (thats debatable) is another story.
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Originally posted by Michael Corvin
But if you rearranged the title to Rappers/R&B artists that cover(i.e. rape and abuse) rock songs, we would need a whole separate forum.
Really? Name some rap tracks that are covers of rock songs.
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while we're on the topic, does anyone know who did the acoustic version of Eazy-E's "Boyz N Tha Hood"??
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Originally posted by Aphex Twin
Really? Name some rap tracks that are covers of rock songs.
I think the point is that a lot of rap artists (at least eralier) use rock songs as the base of their songs. Ex: Tone Loc: Funky Cold Medina (Sp?) is Van Halen.....or Vanilla Ice: Ice Ice Baby is from Queen...or I maybe wrong (and sorry for the Vanilla Ice example it just came to mind for an example.).
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It was the Gourds that did Gin N Juice

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Dynamite Hack - Boyz in the Hood
String Cheese Incident - Gin 'n Juice
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As for Rap covering rock, Snoop Dogg did a cover of Sad but True at MTV Icon: Metallica.

As for Gin 'n Juice. I've heard different answers to who actually sang it. SCI is the one that I heard the most. Not saying you're wrong.

mkdevo - it was Dynamite Hack.
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thanks, Shyzzy...

they play it on IMUS in the morning a lot, and i always wondered who it was...
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Some James Brown covers:

Big Black - The Big Payback
MC5 - It's a Man's World
Iggy Pop - Sex Machine
Alex Chilton - There Was a Time
The Residents - Night Train
The Who - Please, Please, Please
Badfinger - I Don't Mind
Foghat - And I Do Just What I Want

et., etc., etc.
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this should clarrify the gin n juice thing

http://indyweek.com/durham/2002-10-09/music.html


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As for Rap covering rock, Snoop Dogg did a cover of Sad but True at MTV Icon: Metallica.

As for Gin 'n Juice. I've heard different answers to who actually sang it. SCI is the one that I heard the most. Not saying you're wrong.

mkdevo - it was Dynamite Hack.
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Originally posted by Aphex Twin
Really? Name some rap tracks that are covers of rock songs.
Hello? Every other song out there uses some classic song as a basis for a quick buck.

just a few good examples
Nearly ALL of Puff Daddy and Will Smiths(MIB, WWW) music
Come With Me/ "Kashmir" Led Zeppelin
2Pac ruining Bruce Hornsby's "The Way It Is"
Ice Cube - He got game /"For What it's Worth" Buffalo Springfield

Pardon the lack of examples, I don't listen to rap, but when I have to(at work from time to time), it is sad how many songs use another for its basis.
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Originally posted by Aphex Twin
Really? Name some rap tracks that are covers of rock songs.
Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy did California Uber Alles by the Dead Kennedys
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Originally posted by Michael Corvin
Hello? Every other song out there uses some classic song as a basis for a quick buck.

just a few good examples
Nearly ALL of Puff Daddy and Will Smiths(MIB, WWW) music
Come With Me/ "Kashmir" Led Zeppelin
2Pac ruining Bruce Hornsby's "The Way It Is"
Ice Cube - He got game /"For What it's Worth" Buffalo Springfield

Pardon the lack of examples, I don't listen to rap, but when I have to(at work from time to time), it is sad how many songs use another for its basis.
Those examples aren't covers at all. They may sample some songs, but are not covers.
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I would rather hear covers than the crap like Beonce's new song where she use's the line"LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY" which is off a 1970's song. Also the song WHERE IS THE LOVE is a line from a 70's hit song. My how music has gone down, with sampling & now this. Gimme the covers!!!!
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Old 09-25-03, 07:30 AM
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Originally posted by Aphex Twin
Those examples aren't covers at all. They may sample some songs, but are not covers.
That is why in my original post I said "rape and abuse" rock songs. They take what they think sounds cool, write some new lyrics and BAMM! Instant hit courtesy of TRL.

If it sounds close enough to the original for me to recognize how they bastardized it I'm not interested in it.
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