One of my friends put it quite bluntly: Kanye is the most creative rapper in the business and he is the biggest D___ B____. In this song, we can guess that Kanye was not a mere victim–he probably brought some of this upon himself. But what he gives us by way of musical reflection is something special.
So, how could one possibly “bluegrass” such a song? Well, the fellas at the Pickin’ On Series figured out a way. And it is amazing.
It passes the criteria test (from the Intro):
- It peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100
- Bluegrass and Rap are two distinct styles.
- The cover band can play.
- The cover works. In fact, I like the cover better than the original.
While I can not find the full song on youtube, I can link to the myspace page.