Written by Tom Williams on January 19,

Rapper Joey Bada$$ has honoured
Prince with his own unique version of The
Purple One’s hit single ‘When Doves Cry’ for triple
‘s Like A Version covers segment.

Joey’s take on the 1984 smash hit saw him and his band take to
triple j‘s purple-lit studio to remake Prince’s track
with new lyrics, horns, ripping guitar and a new title — ‘When
Thugs Cry’.

Joey told triple j the cover was meant to be on his
latest album All-Amerikkkan Badass, but he couldn’t
get the samples cleared in time to have it on the record.

While in the triple j studios, he also performed his
original song ‘Temptation’, from All-Amerikkkan
. Watch both performances below.

Joey Bada$$ will perform in Melbourne tonight as part of his
2018 Australian tour, before
hitting up Sugar Mountain festival over
the weekend.