This Erykah Badu Cover Of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” Is Ridiculously Dreamy

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What makes a strong cover song? If it has anything to do with putting a soulful spin on the original tune (and adding some hilarious lyrics for good measure), then Erykah Badu's interpretation of Drake's "Hotline Bling" is a damn good cover song. That said, the word "cover" doesn't even do her version justice. She remixed it to give it a fresh feel that's distinctively her own. And — dare we say — the result may just blow Drake's song out of the water. And about those new lyrics? Behold: Lines like, "If you're calling to beg for some shit in general, press 4," and, "If you're calling to ask for some free tickets in a city near you, and know she don't really fuck with you like that, press 7." Out-of-left-field lyrics aside, her cover is truly something special — and more than worth a listen or two. Click play below to witness it yourself.

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