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Watch Joey Bada$$ Cover Prince With ‘When Thugs Cry’ On ‘Like A Version’

Written by Tom Williams on January 19, 2018

Rapper Joey Bada$$ has honoured Prince with his own unique version of The Purple One’s hit single ‘When Doves Cry’ for triple j‘s Like A Version covers segment.

Joey’s take on the 1984 smash hit saw him and his band take to triple j‘s purple-lit studio to remake Prince’s track with new lyrics, horns, ripping guitar and a new title — ‘When Thugs Cry’.

Joey told triple j the cover was meant to be on his latest album All-Amerikkkan Badass, but he couldn’t get the samples cleared in time to have it on the record.

While in the triple j studios, he also performed his original song ‘Temptation’, from All-Amerikkkan Badass. Watch both performances below.

Joey Bada$$ will perform in Melbourne tonight as part of his 2018 Australian tour, before hitting up Sugar Mountain festival over the weekend.

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