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Black Twitter cleared its collective throat, let out a few Do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-tis and belted out its own renditions of songs sung by today’s biggest mainstream pop stars.
The posters flagged their covers using the #TrapCover hashtag, since many of the songs were rapped in the vein of trap music. Apparently this is a form of payback for how mainstream folks with no, well, soul have been butchering songs by urban artists.
For example, this cover of Rihanna’s “Work’:
Check out some of the best #TrapCovers below:
Encore, black Twitter!
Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.