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