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Poppin’ Some Tags With a Violin Cover of “Thrift Shop”

by on January 15, 2013

Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” covered by a guy on a violin? Why not?:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IshoNT2Y0Fs?rel=0&w=615&h=346]

Well, it IS grandpa’s style, I suppose. (No extra points for saying “this is f’ing awesome” in the comments, by the way)

Peter Lee Johnson’s made a habit over the years of covering pop and hip-hop hits, like Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin About You”:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6orBZu65brI?rel=0&w=615&h=346]

And he did Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice”:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mq5tgfi5Ms?rel=0&w=615&h=346]

And he’s done a lot of others, so if you like violin versions of what’s on your Top 40 station these days, he’s your guy.