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This one’s a bit unexpected: London rapper Sway freestyling over Ed Sheeran’s ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You.’ Sheeran’s original is easily described as a sort of an English take on Jason Mraz (I’m more a fan of his cousin Laura), but Sway’s mix takes in a busy grime beat and a tongue-twisting lyric to give the track a completely different, much-improved feel.

Meanwhile, the lyrics – “next thing Slick Rick meets Chris from Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush” – are specific enough to alienate 95% of today’s UK hip hop audience, which is just as well since most of them are busy rioting at the minute.

Take a listen to an improvised live version of the original, here:





Jash
08.10.11
The Loadstar remix of this song is soooo good, I'll check this out when I have some speakers to use

AliW1993
08.10.11
"Meanwhile, the lyrics – “next thing Slick Rick meets Chris from Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush” – are specific enough to alienate 95% of today’s UK hip hop audience, which is just as well since most of them are busy rioting at the minute."

Lol, so true

AmericnZero02
08.11.11
Damn, I was hoping this had to do with Sway from MTV.

EddyJC8
08.15.11
Not sure how this is "unexpected", Ed Sheeran's been working with grime artists for a while (see No.5 Collaborations Project) and has built a lot of his name in London with that. Either way, enjoy both versions.


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