The crew from Century Media just hit my inbox with a message about LIONS LIONS covering the JAY-Z collaboration with JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Holy Grail.” Thing is, they really only half covered it, because they stripped Z’s verses blaming lack of rapping ability in one forum, and use of “the ‘N’ word” in another. Whatever, VAYDEN did just fine with their cover of “H.A.M.” by KANYE WEST and JAY-Z a couple of years ago, and they did it with the lyrics intact. You could also creatively change the offending word, but LIONS LIONS just did a Hova-less version. Check it below, along with some words from the band:
The quote that came with the press release is as follows…
The video description on YouTube is a bit different…
“We are big fans of the original version of this track. Unfortunately none of us have the ability to rap so we left out Jay-Z’s parts. Its best to leave certain things to the professionals. Oh, and lets get real, it would be PRETTY weird if Josh were to say the “N” word a bunch of times.”
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