Joey Bada$$ covers Prince 'When Thugs Cry' for Like A Version
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Joey Bada$$ put his own spin on Prince classic 'When Doves Cry' for triple j's Like A Version. Like A Version is a segment on Australian radio station triple j. Every week a musician or band comes into the studio to play one of their own songs and cover a song they love.
Since 2004, many artists have participated, including Childish Gambino, Lorde, CHVRCHES, Tame Impala, Tash Sultana, HAIM, Gang of Youths, Halsey, DMA'S, Aurora, Arctic Monkeys. You can watch past sessions here:
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  • Dighty The kid
    Dighty The kid

    Probably the best like a version in a long time

  • Doris Rapp
    Doris Rapp


  • Ronnie Miller
    Ronnie Miller

    Killed it

  • Dighty The kid
    Dighty The kid

    By far one of the most yet underrated artist on our generation

  • D Almanza
    D Almanza

    What a song!!! They all got down on it, It's a beautiful masterpiece. His skin is so beautiful, He is very attractive! Mmmm... 😍🎶♥️

  • xPrayoga

    Hi LEON! My favorite actor!

  • Rusty Mullet
    Rusty Mullet

    Joey the rap game needs you in 2020

  • JOHNonymous

    I'm sorry. What...what just happened? I got so blind sided by this I lost my mind.

  • Jacob Murphy
    Jacob Murphy

    What a fuckin beat

  • W u B u t t e r f l i e s
    W u B u t t e r f l i e s

    Prince said he doesn't liked his songs being covered by other arists.but I truly believe he would've loved this.

  • K J
    K J

    So underrated

  • hghh

    On that second verse, Joey sounds so much like Mos Def

  • Thapelo Maraisane
    Thapelo Maraisane

    Joey Badass sounds like an Italian mobster name.

  • Adam White
    Adam White


  • valeria lettherebevale
    valeria lettherebevale

    the new king of NY!

  • Joaquín Videla
    Joaquín Videla

    Please put this on spotify, this is beautiful. This, Rocky's Otis Redding Cover and Denzel's RATM are the best so far

  • Paola Cerullo
    Paola Cerullo


  • Different Type Of Gaming
    Different Type Of Gaming

    How I didn’t found this before.... this hella good 🥵

  • Robert Ramos
    Robert Ramos

    I am vibing

  • Tanasia A.
    Tanasia A.

    put this on spotify PLSSS

  • StackMadeIt

    pshhhh spazzed Brody

  • MrSpooky520

    Gives me some Big Krit vibes, especially his tiny desk performance. Hats off to both of these amazing artists.

  • Ndn Boy
    Ndn Boy

    Live band , live vocals, great song. More live performances please

  • Mr. L
    Mr. L

    Rapper turnt sanga 💯

  • Spencer Wood
    Spencer Wood

    Bruh, this hard as fuck

  • haykikos

    we need this on Spotify Fr yo

  • mmmstuff

    Everything about this was epic. Band was tight as fuck, Joey rocking it and tight backing vocals.

  • Orlando Calderón
    Orlando Calderón

    I can't belive this masterpiece have only 1.6m Views after 2 years ...

  • jaylyn a
    jaylyn a

    I luv him

  • ragemode

    This also reminds me of Eminem - Beautiful

  • Mr. L
    Mr. L

    Wtf!!!! This is straight fKn fiiiiiiyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Jacob Jacob
    Jacob Jacob

    what shade of grey is this (no pun intended)

  • BeastNation2009

    I read a 2 year old comment that said "(Joey Bada$$ is) Mos Def's little brother"...Welll, damn. I guess all I have to say now is, "Tomorrow may never come. For you or me, life is not promised."

  • Anna Lily Hodshire
    Anna Lily Hodshire

    This is nuts! Love it!

  • Lauren
    Lauren this heaven?

  • Jeff Wall
    Jeff Wall

    Needs to be on Spotify

  • anonymous one
    anonymous one

    tupac when thugz cry makes this sound like utter mumble rap boloxl

  • owenbeatsprod.

    How in the hell does every rapper who gets featured in here, body the song they're covering? Only shows that, they really got talents

  • Vertical Joyride
    Vertical Joyride

    My dog that shit was mind blowing next level shit I'm listening jb.

  • J3ss Mari3
    J3ss Mari3

    Omgawd I love these covers by these Black hip hop artists. I feel like it's more powerful (the genres). The money to be made... and more than just hip hop fan$.

  • Tommaso Urbisci
    Tommaso Urbisci

    Holy shit this is epic.

  • mcdanne222

    Who's still there in 2020 😏👇

  • Sir Shackleford
    Sir Shackleford

    I want Joey to have my children

  • J. Ashton
    J. Ashton

    Where can I download this???

  • Travis Exodus
    Travis Exodus

    This is fantastic. I love his energy

  • Will Carder
    Will Carder

    Please for the love of god put this on Apple Music

  • KiddLifeRill

    ASAP rocky vibes No diss

  • Kareem Davidson
    Kareem Davidson

    Look at you joey

  • Blank World
    Blank World

    Respect the fact that you did this

  • Adrian McCowan
    Adrian McCowan

    They shoulda gave this to Kodak 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Obi Juan
    Obi Juan

    Not impressed. It’s not Prince not even a tribute. Sounds like any other song. Prince doesn’t sound so mediocre.

  • MurphMagic

    This is actually dope !

  • Elephant

    Love how much hes feeling himself. Excellent vibes. Legendary.

  • killerkaleee

    why tf is this my first time hearing this? this is the best cover ever

  • Curlyhead_ Zharii
    Curlyhead_ Zharii


  • cranberrywb100

    Took me 2 years to find good!

  • MåI_Täi NåiDa
    MåI_Täi NåiDa

    Ouu I see joey. I click❤

  • aiden mcfadden
    aiden mcfadden

    Dude this was fuckin sick

  • Daniel Dimensions
    Daniel Dimensions

    Keep at it Joey.

  • Sriracha Kanto
    Sriracha Kanto

    Dawg, I'm upset that I've never seen this. Glad I'm experiencing it tho 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾

  • Christian Brown
    Christian Brown

    Sweet nibblets!!

  • TheAlmightyJubJub

    Put this on spotify pleeeease

  • Alan DeChenne
    Alan DeChenne

    Who was the female vocalist? Can't find any info on her took me awhile but I found her name; Nkechi Anele

  • Justin Hearst
    Justin Hearst

    This is actually very good. It's unique because Joey's not trying to be prince, but it maintains the original feel and flow.

  • Niels Vdl
    Niels Vdl

    Need this on Spotify

  • Assertive Lemon
    Assertive Lemon

    This is why triple J is one of the best radio stations in the world.

  • Phoenix Watts
    Phoenix Watts

    smart talented kid

  • Jccwa

    toooooooo groooovy

  • jane Yakovlev
    jane Yakovlev

    wavy as fuck

  • Garrett Meadows
    Garrett Meadows

    bruh..... insane

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