Fake Mraz plays Real BIG

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Ready for a hip hop cover

The Fake ______ plays Real _______ Assignment

Adapt a song /children’s book / nursery rhyme to suit another performer ‘s style. 

I don’t know how well I pull off Mraz’ vocal stylings just yet, but it was interesting to find at the heart of a popular 90’s rap hit the same four chords you can find in any number of Mrazzy pop hits.

Here’s Notorious BIG’s original treatment (the clean version) of “Juicy,” and here is a first attempt at Fake Jason Mraz plays Real BIG:

Something interesting to find about (my adaptation) of the song’s hook is that it follows the I / V / VI / IV structure that you might recognize from songs like Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under the Bridge,” but also Mraz’ own “I’m Yours.”

 

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