Dave Matthews has done something either abhorrent or catchy, depending on your musical tastes: the frontman of the Dave Matthews Band took some of the “dankest, tastiest” trap music hits and remixed them for the acoustic guitar.
Jimmy Fallon, spoofing those ’90s ads hawking mixtapes and CDs, introduced Matthews’ new venture: Dave Matthews Sings Trap Music. While the Tonight Show host teased remixes for Waka Flocka Flame’s “Hard in Da Paint” and DJ Snake’s “Propaganda,” Matthews actually covered Migos “Stir Fry,” Lil Pump’s “Gucci Gang,” and Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” for the audience.
“Do you feel that? That’s the feeling of my body tingling,” Fallon said.
“Samurai Cop,” he said, was named after a direct-to-DVD movie called Samurai Cop, but “the song doesn’t have anything to do with the movie.” The group just took the name because Samurai Cop “was playing when we were making up the song.”
In describing the vibe of the movie, Matthews had this to say: “It’s kind of like a porn movie without much of the porn.”
The Dave Matthews Band continue their summer 2018 tour in Massachusetts on Friday, followed by Connecticut, New York, and Illinois.