Eric Bellinger Turns Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” Into An R&B Song

blame it on Patrick Glynn December 19, 2016

Eric Bellinger follows up his new single, “Sex For Christmas,” which should land on his next project, Eric B For President: Term 2, with a cover of Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane’s No. 1 single “Black Beatles.”

“When I heard this joint, I knew it had potential to be a bonafide R&B hit as well,” Bellinger told The FADER, who premiered the single. “I look at doing covers like that old MTV show ‘Pimp My Ride’ where they would lace someone’s car — this is like ‘Pimp My Song!’ I’m adding all kinds of stuff and messing around with the tempo, the beat, and melodies etc. I really enjoy giving people a different version of a song they already love.”

Bellinger puts a microphone atop a hill overlooking Los Angeles and sings the song as the sun is setting in the background, I guess to add a layer of intimacy to the newborn R&B song.

Watch the video below.