Scribbles Who Tackles Rick Ross on “I’m Not a Star”

This is a track I didn’t know I needed.

Usually, I’m not a huge fan of non-rap covers of rap songs. That’s usually because you’ve got non-Black artists stripping, for instance, Dej Loaf’s “Try Me” down to an acoustic guitar. This is sometimes while a John Mayer look-a-like sings “let a motherfucker try me, try me. I’ma kill his whole motherfuckin’ family.” Sorry if that sounds ignorant, but I’m usually just not a fan of that sub-subgenre. It hits different and sometimes in a not-so-good way.

However, this one from Pompano Beach singer Scribbles Who grabbed my attention because of its take on Rozay’s “I’m Not A Star.” It turns the street anthem into this funky, smooth guitar-heavy ditty that sounds a bit like something you would’ve heard Curtis Mayfield do. That is, if Mayfield was a bit thugged out and a soul singer in the 2020s versus during his actual era. That’s to say Scribbles’ version tells the same story, but in a soulful way without losing the meaning(s) behind the original song. I think that’s the important part here.

Check out the cover below and remember to support dope music in all its forms. You never know when you’ll find a cool cover of a classic track.

Speed on the Beat

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