Down in the Hole ft. Blaqstarr (Tom Waits cover/Theme from “The Wire”) (Video)

    M.I.A. and Baltimore’s Blaqstarr try out the theme song from The Wire, “Way Down in the Hole” (a Tom Waits original), in this video that supposedly cost $10 to make. This isn’t as much of a cover as it is a re-interpretation; Blaqstarr sings the song’s original chorus, while M.I.A. comes in and raps original bars for the verses. It’s too bad the show doesn’t have a sixth season that this could be used on. [Pitchfork]