A$AP Rocky may not be a singer, but that fact didn't stop the rapper from flexing his vocals during a recent jaunt to Australia. He stopped by Australian radio station triple j to participate in their popular Like A Version series, where musicians venture into the studio to perform one of their own songs and cover a song they love. For his turn at the mic, the New York-bred rapper got his soul singer on and chose to take on the Otis Redding classic "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay."
Wearing a loose shirt and long scarf around his neck, the rapper looked like a blast from the past as he started singing. Bless his heart, but A$AP Rocky honestly struggled a bit (OK, a lot). Yet and still, we gotta give him an A for effort. He changed a few lyrics to pay homage to Harlem but kept the rest of the performance cool and classic. According to ABC, the rapper actually had a different song choice in mind. "I wanted to try and do a John Lennon 'Jealous Guy' cover," said A$AP, "but my voice was really messed up [after Listen Out] and I didn’t sound good doing it, so we switched last minute," he told them. He later performed his track "Praise The Lord (Da Shine)" with Skepta.
Over the years, Like A Version has showcased Childish Gambino, GoldLink, 6LACK and many more. Watch A$AP Rocky try his hand at being a singer when you watch his rendition of "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay," and then peep his performance of "Praise The Lord (Da Shine)" and let us know which version of A$AP you prefer.