Back in January, Joey Bada$$ took part in Australian radio station triple j’s “Like A Version” series. During the appearance, the Brooklyn MC performed a cover of Prince’s “When Doves Cry.” “To this day my mum is the biggest Prince fan, she always played Prince around the house, put me on to Prince at such an early age,” said Joey. “Me and her we used to always sing ‘When Doves Cry’ together, so I made my own version. It’s called ‘When Thugs Cry’.”

After a major demand from his fans, Joey drops the studio version of his cover called “Thugz Cry.” Produced by Nastee and 1-900, listen below.

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