Joey Badass Shares Studio Version of Prince Homage “Thugz Cry”

After performing his “When Doves Cry” tribute with a band, Joey has released a studio version.

Last month, Joey Badass unleashed a fantastic tribute to the late and great Prince. With his gorgeous send-up of “When Doves Cry,” arguably one of Prince’s finest moments, he refused to play it safe. Backed by a full band, Joey showed off some impressive lyrical talents by mixing in new verses amongst the original hook.

The live performance, which was filmed as part of Triple J’s Like a Version series, now has a studio version to match it. Titled “Thugz Cry,” the studio version of the tribute is produced by 1-900 and NasteeLuvzYou and features additional vocals from Kirk Knight and Raury. The studio version definitely lives up to the version performed live, especially as the producers mix in some luscious sounds into the mix, letting the huge sound of the live performance remain intact.

Watch below the live version on Triple J.