My friend Niner just put me on to this great cover/remix version of Lil’ Wayne’s ‘Let The Beat Build’ by Nyle. Starts off a cappella and then breaks into a big band, orchestral version of the song.
His lyrics are different, and his flow is certainly not on the level of Weezy, but he is animated, energetic and he appears to love his craft. Plus, the song is about a year old – so hearing this makes it seem fresh again. I would go see this guy just based on the production value of this video and the strength of his enthusiasm.
At the very least – peep the video of his “Let The Beat Build” remake here. Got to love the choir boys at the end and the horns section in the middle…