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Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo covers Fetty Wap and Rae Sremmurd — watch

on February 08, 2016, 2:40pm

Photo by Killian Young

Early singles “Thank God For Girls” and “Do You Wanna Get High?” suggest that Weezer are returning to their roots on The White Album, due out this spring. However, I wouldn’t necessarily rule out a new LP of hip-hop bangers.

Judging by his Instagram account, frontman Rivers Cumo has *really* been into Billboard hip-hop hits lately. A few weeks back, he shared a cover of Rae Sremmurd’s “Come Get Her”; today, he’s posted his take on Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen”.

It’s pretty nuts that Weezer would offer a $25,000 pre-order bundle that includes a Galapagos trip with Cuomo, but I’d venture to say that hearing him yearningly sing, “Somebody come tip her, she’s dancing like a stripper,” or “I get high with my baby/ I just left the mall, I’m gettin’ fly with my baby,” is pretty wild too. (The next logical cover would be “Hotline Bling”, amirite?)

Watch both renditions below.

“Trap Queen”:

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TRAP QUEEN cover @fettywap1738

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“Come Get Here”: 

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My cover of @raesrummerd COME GET HER

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Here are the originals for comparison:

Weezer’s The White Album arrives on April 1st via Crush Music.