13 Rap Songs Covered as Awesome Instrumentals

The Roots, BadBadNotGood and other bands cover rap tracks with instrumentals.

The Roots
The Roots at Red Bull Soundclash 2010© Justin Kosman/Red Bull Content Pool

Jeff "Chairman" Mao, a co-founder of Ego Trip and a member of the Red Bull Music Academy team, has put together a playlist of 13 rap songs covered as instrumentals.

The Roots tackle J Dilla's 'Donuts Outro.' Four Tet puts his spin on ''93 Til Infinity.' Barthel Revere tickles the keys for a piano cover of A$AP Rocky's 'Goldie.' Kanye West, as grandiose as his aspirations may be, may never have envisioned 'Flashing Lights' as cinematic as BadBadNotGood's take on the song. Full track list below.

Track List

1. Subway Theme - And the Lefthanded
2. Flashing Lights - BadBadNotGood
3. Nothing Like This - Erimaj
4. Spottie - Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
5. Soul Paper - K-Def
6. What's My Name - Hot 8 Brass Band
7. Rockit - Taggy Matcher
8. Double Density - 4T Recordings
9. Rainbows - Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
10. Donuts (Outro) - The Roots
11. P.I.M.P. (Version) - Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
12. Mass Appeal/Transmission - BadBadNotGood
13. Goldie - Barthel Revere