Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy” just got a gorgeous vintage jazz makeover.
The late hip-hop star’s 1994 hit has been beautifully reworked by Postmodern Jukebox, with the sensational guest singer Maiya Sykes on vocals.
“Biggie’s ‘Juicy’ was one of the most iconic rap songs of the ’90s, and even made its way to the rural town in New Jersey where I grew up,” Scott Bradlee, the group’s creator, wrote on its website.
“Our version — which features a vocalese improvised by Maiya on the spot — takes the song to an NYC jazz club in the bebop era, while still retaining the upbeat optimism of the original,” he added.
See how it compares to Biggie’s original here:
Postmodern Jukebox and its impressive roster of singers have a history of giving modern pop, rock and rap songs a vintage twist.
Drake’s “Hotline Bling” was recently reworked, to great effect:
Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” was given this Motown makeover:
Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River” was also taken back in time:
As was Guns N’ Roses 1987 rock anthem “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”
Check out more of Postmodern Jukebox’s music via its YouTube channel and website.
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