Watch Talib Kweli Cover the Stooges’ ‘Search and Destroy’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
When Run of Run-D.M.C. proclaimed himself the “King of Rock” back in the days, he made a bold statement. Now, decades later, rap has arguably usurped rock as the most popular sub-genre of pop music — but that doesn’t mean that hip-hop heads don’t have anything common with their head-banging counterparts.
Take Talib Kweli for instance. His name is synonymous with hip-hop and lyricism but for his Off the Record performance he covered one of his favorite rock songs, Iggy Pop and the Stooges’ ‘Search and Destroy.’ Kweli, a movie buff, cites the song’s use in films like ‘Almost Famous‘ as the key inspiration for covering it — because nothing says “action” and “rebellion” quite like this Stooges song does.
Watch Kweli channel Iggy Pop in the video above and click the button below for more Off the Record performances.