Joey Bada$$ did something different when he decided to reinterpret Prince 1984 track “When Doves Cry.” Joey puts his own spin on the ’80s hit with “When Thugs Cry,” with new verses accompanied by the Purple Rain artist’s legendary hook.

The 22-year-old Bada$$ shrewdly flipped Prince’s original title into his own, paid a visit to Australian radio station Triple J to perform the song as part of their weekly “Like a Version” series Thursday. The alternate version was assisted by a live band, which injected a fresh entertaining sound.

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