Considering it's track two of the Blockbuster Album of 2011 -- and the latest single -- you must know the song: Adele's "Rumour Has It" [delightful British spelling sic]: A stabbing post-breakup romp with the R&B diva's soaring voice front-and-center.
It wouldn't have been the first choice of material for Oakland crunk-pop misfit Wallpaper -- and that's exactly why his cover, just posted by Live 105, is a little shocking. Also, the lyrics: Somewhat ironically, Wallpaper's Ricky Reed nastied-up the tune to ensure his version won't ever get played on the radio, at least not without a lot of bleeping. Hear it after the jump.
Get ready for a rework along the lines of: "He/ is half my size/ So if he's taller than me, hey, I don't mind."
Our question: Who's that rapper on the guest verse? Update: It's Detroit rapper Danny Brown.
And here's the original, in case your ears need a scrubbing:
To us, this version supplies a completely different -- yet equally satisfying -- feeling as the original. Which is what a good cover is supposed to do. What do you think?
[via Live 105]