Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Covers Fetty Wap's 'Trap Queen' and Rae Sremmurd [WATCH]
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has uploaded a series of Instagram posts, getting in touch with his love for rap via a few recognizable covers of both Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" and the Rae Sremmurd classic, "Come Get Her."
Cuomo has never been a stranger to the world of hip-hop, from his collaborations with B.O.B. and Lil Wayne to his penchance for insatiable beats and a talk-sing style, just like he does in the intro of the band's recent track, "Thank God For Girls."
As talented a songwriter and musician that he is, it's hard not to think that he probably threw these together in a matter of minutes, transcribing the rap beats into satiable rock riffs as easily as most of us would do something simple like adding 2 + 2 in our heads. While Cuomo's Fetty Wap cover is upbeat and seemingly island-infused, just like its original, the Sremmurd cover takes a whole new form as a soft emo jam that really sinks into your soul and makes you truly feel for him (if that was his lady he was singing about).
Both clips look to have been self-recorded during his spare time and depict Cuomo strumming his guitar and really embracing each song, both of which he obviously has a personal liking for. His unique vocals could pair well with any rap song, really, including maybe Drake's "Hotline Bling," so let' hope for that one next.
Weezer is in the process of prepping their new self-titled album dubbed The White Album by fans for its April 1 release. Aside from "Thank God For Girls," the album will include the latest single, "King of the World," as well as the previously released single, "Do You Wanna Get High?" The alternative rock outfit will soon head out on tour in support of the new album this summer alongside Panic! at the Disco, with support from Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.
My cover of @raesrummerd COME GET HER A video posted by Rivers Cuomo (@rivers_cuomo) on Jan 13, 2016 at 7:37pm PST
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