With the recent ascent of BADBADNOTGOOD, it seems everybody’s in the mood for takes on hip-hop by musicians outside the genre. Enter Chicago’s Barthel Revere, a piano player who started at the keys only five years ago. He’s got some great stuff, including versions of “Monopoly” by Danny Brown, “Peso” by ASAP Rocky, and “Never Been (Part 2)” by Wiz Khalifa.
The best thing about this? Well, there are two: first, Revere is predominantly self-taught, and second, he’s got a tape of his work for you to check out. Below you can listen to his takes on the three aforementioned songs. [FACT]
“Never Been (Part 2)”