Post Malone is living his best life. The 22-year-old rapper’s debut album, Stoney, shot to No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and spawned multi-platinum hits “White Iverson” and “Congratulations.” That meteoric success allowed him to open for Justin Bieber on his Purpose Tour, meet his hero Allen Iverson and have 10,000 Popeye’s biscuits delivered to his Coachella party. Most recently, though, it also allowed him to detour from his signature trap sound and cover a rock staple at a recent concert.
Malone broke out his acoustic guitar at Boston’s House of Blues on Tuesday night to play a haunting rendition of Nirvana‘s “All Apologies.” The rapper’s raspy, impassioned delivery faithfully approximated Kurt Cobain’s own raw intensity on the group’s beloved MTV Unplugged in New York version of the song.
The cover should come as little surprise. Malone has long expressed his affinity for rock and country music, having even auditioned for Dallas metalcore band Crown the Empire in 2010. Guess it’s for the best that he didn’t nail it.
Watch Malone’s cover below.