Ottawa Artist, Paul Crupi, Puts Fresh Spin on “White Iverson”

Posted: April 10, 2016 in
Written by: Chizzle

When it comes to R&B and hip-hop remixes and covers, we’ve pretty much heard it all before, so it’s interesting when an artist with influences from different genres put their spin on things. Paul Crupi is an outside-the-box kind of artist, it’s difficult to put a label on him but we’ll go with “acoustic singer slash self-taught producer slash can spit a little bit slash knows a shit ton of instruments”. I think that pretty much nails it. Residing in Ottawa, Canada, Paul has been making music forever but has really come into his own as an artist just in the past couple of years. Typically creating acoustic covers of songs that you don’t usually hear being sung in this style, he decided to step it up a notch to bring you his “White Iverson” cover originally by rapper Post Malone. It’s simple to grab an instrumental and make a remix to any song but Paul created an entirely new beat from all of his own instruments including: his trusted acoustic guitar, piano, a mini bongo cajon, and some claps/snaps from his own hands. The vocals are a slower pace and a little softer than the original, which is a refreshing take on a song with grittier lyrics. Inspired by newer R&B artists, Paul has taken bits and pieces from the new-age and incorporated them into his own style with this new cover. Check out the “White Iverson” cover below and check out some of our other Paul Crupi favourites like Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” and Outkast’s “Roses”. Keep your ears open and follow the Soundcloud below for more similar music from Paul in the near future.

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Chelsea is Envy Magazine's owner. She has had a passion for hip hop at a young age and has since made it her life's career dream. Since 2008, Chelsea has worked as a freelance photographer, focusing a majority of her work on hip hop music and culture. She has photographed and interviewed many high profile artists from OG's like Obie Trice, Rakim, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to new-age cats like Action Bronson, Rich Homie Quan, and Yelawolf. Follow on IG: @chizzlephotodesign