17 Of The Best Acoustic Covers Of Rap Songs That You Need To Hear Right Now

As an individual who both listens to Yeezus while writing essays about the Universe and seriously capitalizes that word, I feel most qualified to share with you the common ground between poets and prophets like Nelly and 50 Cent and us plebes who can be found in our cubicles on any given day choking up over a new Coldplay song. There is another way, and I am here to make reality of the dreams you never knew you had. (Note: fully aware a few of these aren’t ‘rap,’ but they made me #emotional, and that’s what we’re really going for here, right?) Thought Catalog Logo Mark

1. Lollipop (Lil Wayne)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rdGR374GdM%5D

2. Super Bass (Nicki Minaj)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhW4Py-v68g%5D

3. Whatever You Like (T.I.)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWHmZQp93ok%5D

4. Thrift Shop (Macklemore ft. Ryan Lewis)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGdfSm3tsdo%5D

5. Hold On, We’re Going Home (Drake)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvA3q0ZU-NQ%5D

6. Ayo Technology (50 Cent ft. Justin Timberlake)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvwQLMN6WyU%5D

7. Written in the Stars (Tinie Tempah)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RIWmyfyhIo&w=560&h=315%5D

8. Heartless (Kanye West)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBTdJHkAr5A&w=560&h=315%5D

9. Latch (Sam Smith)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUK6HlzNWEg&w=560&h=315%5D

10. Yeezus [Album Mix] (Kanye West)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGtU5tomEl8&w=560&h=315%5D

11. Gold Digger (Kanye West)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnWr7pv4wno&w=420&h=315%5D

12. Pony (Genuwine)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMSEw4jFcTc&w=560&h=315%5D

13. Move Bitch (Ludacris)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d8y0N66LaU&w=560&h=315%5D

14. Blood on the Leaves (Kanye West)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uhTu0QINiU&w=560&h=315%5D

15. Get Low (Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1p0sA8bgGA?list=PLn2Xu9S-GGh0h8iRv0ochzRT3CM9P6cxu%5D

16. Lose Yourself (Eminem)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06dRqpoezOg&w=560&h=315%5D

17. Buy You A Drink (T-Pain)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B8tyrc6fuQ&w=560&h=315%5D

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