Much like it's predecessors Music Videos That Don't Suck and Awesome 90's Songs You May Have Forgotten, Weave Gotcha Covered is a (fairly) new musical feature we've been putting out from time to time to shine some light on our favorite cover songs on the internet. This installment features two unknown college kids during a "late night summer jam sesh". One of the reasons that this cover shits on the original version is because with this you can actually make out and understand the lyrics to the song. For example, I’ve heard the Wyclef/Weezy/Akon version of “Sweetest Girl” over a hundred times and I never once noticed the lyric “Closed legs don’t get fed, go out there and make my bread”. Really hits home the fact that this song is about prostitution and not just some catchy radio tune about a spurned lover.
These guys are concise, original (well, as original as you can be while doing a cover) and passionate about their music. Bonus points for including Nelly’s “Ride Wit Me” (I’m a sucker for cornrows, manicured toes AND acoustic rap covers) and what really puts this over the edge is the “I see you winding and grinding, up on that pole” line from Akon and Snoop’s ’07 balled “I Wanna Fuck You”. That line is like a time machine that drops me right on the dance floor of a freshman year college house party.
But seriously, has the dynamic of a song ever been changed more by the replacing of one single word? When these guys sing “I know you see me looking at you and you already know, I wanna loveeeee you, you already know”, it makes Akon’s effort seem like the most genuine love song of all time. Then you throw on the unedited track with the “I wanna fuck youuu, you already know” and it becomes the most straight forward, intentions on the table, no foreplay, gimmie-that proposal of all time. You got the edited version for the sober car ride with the family, and the uneditedversion for when you’re trying to get it in at the club. It’s like a chameleon, adjusting to whatever life situation you need. A duel threat if I've ever seen one.