The rapper recently shared a short video of him jamming out with his band to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in a new cover many probably weren’t expecting.
Ty Dolla $ign is one of many rap artists who have shared their love for rock music over the years. In particular, Nirvana are one band that have greatly influenced Ty Dolla $ign. In fact, the rapper even has a portrait of Kurt Cobain tattooed on his leg.
“I got Kurt tatted on the back of my leg,” he said. “The first time I ever actually loved a rock song was ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit,’ and then it made me go and listen to all of his shit. I wish he would have lived longer to really get off everything, and I wonder what he would sound like right now.”
Now, Ty Dolla $ign is showing just how much he loves Nirvana’s music and “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” On Monday, he shared a video of him covering the ’90s hit with his band in a rehearsal studio. Ty Dolla $ign can be seen playing the song’s iconic guitar riff before the rest of the band joins in.
— TyDolla $ign (@tydollasign) January 12, 2021
Last year, Ty Dolla $ign released his latest album Featuring Ty Dolla $ign. The staggering 25-track album includes numerous collabs with artists such as FKA Twigs, Skrillex, Kanye West, Big Sean and Nicki Minaj. As well, he teamed up with Post Malone for the song “Spicy.” The duo debuted a futuristic Western-inspired video for the collab back in November.
Along with his new album, Ty Dolla $ign also makes an appearance on Eminem‘s new album Music To Be Murdered By – Side B. On the new LP, Eminem references that leaked Rihanna diss, those comments Billie Eilish made about him and even his ongoing feud with Machine Gun Kelly.
Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is available to watch below.
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