From time to time on the blog I like to point out artists who do a brilliant job of taking a piece written in one genera and translating it to a completely different genera. Hip hop and swing are typically not two generas that are related, and yet here is a brilliant cover of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” done in vintage swing by the Postmodern Juke Box Band. Driving bass lines, inventive piano riffs, and beautiful singing makes this piece incredibly catchy, and if you didn’t know it was hip hop before hearing this, you would never be the wiser.
For those who aren’t familiar with the original, Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” is a hip hop song about the advantages of buying clothes from a thrift shop instead of a name brand store. Even though I am not a fan of hip hop, I love this song just because of the originality of the lyrics. Here is the original music video:
(Note: Explicit language is used. Probably not suitable for work)