Dave Matthews gave hip-hop hits an acoustic makeover in a fake album during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Dave Matthews Cover Cardi B, Migos, Lil Pump
The four-minute elaborate sketch that aired on Thursday, June 21, featured the renowned singer-songwriter transforming some of the most popular trap tracks into a song ready to be performed by the Dave Matthews Band. Armed with a sole acoustic guitar and in front of an ever-changing backdrop, Matthews launched into covers of "Bodak Yellow," "Stir Fry," and "Gucci Gang."
The songs are a part of a fake album called Dave Matthews Plays Trap Music. Fallon, an alumnus of Saturday Night Live, was also involved in the sketch.
"The master of the outdoor jam band brings you 25 of the dankest, tastiest trap tunes ever recorded," said that late-night host about the fake album.
Dave Matthews On How Ryan Gosling Ruined Karaoke
In the same television appearance, Matthews also spoke about why he would never be able to enjoy karaoke ever again. In a sit-down conversation with Fallon, the "Ants Marching" singer recounted a story involving actor Ryan Gosling.
Matthews said that he was discouraged when he went with the La La Land star in a karaoke band in New York years back.
"He just hopped up and sang, and it was awesome," said the rocker. "And I just hate it. I don't have any time for that. I'm like, 'That's not fun to watch that happen.' And then the four people that can see past him and see me are like, 'Are you going to sing now?' And I'm like, 'Not a chance.'"
Dave Matthews Band Tops Billboard 200
Later in the show, the 51-year-old frontman was joined by the rest of his band to perform "Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)," a song from their new album Come Tomorrow. The anticipated follow-up to 2012's Away from the World, was released earlier this month and has already reached the top of the Billboard 200.
Since its release, Come Tomorrow has already moved a total of 292,000 equivalent album units sold in its first week in the market. Of the sum, 285,000 copies were in traditional album sales, making it the biggest-selling rock album in four years.
Come Tomorrow also marks the seventh time that the Dave Matthews Band topped the Billboard 200 in a row. The band is now the only group to have seven-consecutive albums to debut at the No. 1 of the albums chart.