First things first: I realize that in terms of what BADBADNOTGOOD is covering here — the beat, not the lyrics — this ridiculously ill take on “Hard in da Paint” should have Lex Luger’s name attributed to it. But it is technically Waka Flocka Flame’s song, so that’s why you see his name up there. In all fairness, though, Luger did make the track the monster that it is, even though Waka’s always-hype rapping propelled it into the stratosphere of parking lot brawls.
OK, enough music nerd talk. The Toronto-based jazz trio recently performed at Redlight, a small music venue in their hometown. And while they were blowing minds with their post-bop takes on popular hip-hop joints, a photographer named Sean Berrigan was on hand with his camera for website Matt Goingham (hilarious).
He caught some incredible footage of BADBADNOTGOOD’s take on “Hard in da Paint,” which it’s safe to assume you’ll be watching at least twice. And after that, you’re probably going to want to share this one with your friends. That’s not an order, either, merely an inkling. Watch the performance below and download the trio’s projects here.