As a music critic and consumer, I’ve always had a predilection for songs that effectively move artists beyond their comfort zone. And these include well executed genre-benders. Case in point: B.o.B.’s re-imagination of Vampire Weekend’s “The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance.”
When I first heard B.o.B.’s “The Kids” with Janelle Monae, I immediately recognized that melody from Vampire Weekend’s debut album. Bobby Ray’s take was surprisingly superior to the OG version. I’m curious to know how everyone feels about the two. Good luck picking your favorite below.
Vampire Weekend – The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance
B.o.B. – The Kids