Listen Up! 5 Hip-Hop Song Covers We Love

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Vibe / April 5, 2012

We think everyone can appreciate a good song cover, which is why we were so pleased with Bruno Mars’ cover set at the Playboy mansion last month. From Aaliyah’s “Rock The Boat” to The Throne’s “Ni**as in Paris,” pop’s soulful it-boy nailed it all with finesse. The thing about doing song covers, though, is that they can turn out really, really good or really, really bad. But bad isn’t the case in the following performances we’re sharing with you. VIBE counts down five of our favorite hip-hop covers to hit the net the past few years. —Stephanie Long