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19 August 2020, 17:09
A symphonic tribute to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s somewhat steamy duet. And it works so well.
Cardi B’s song ‘WAP’, featuring Texan rapper Megan Thee Stallion, has proved to be one of the most talked-about songs of the summer.
Enter violinist Ezinma, who specialises in genre-bending classical remixes. With some perfectly placed runs, rhapsodic countermelodies, and irresistible double-stopping, and the song is remade with just the right amount of virtuosic vigour.
The violinist wrote on Instagram: “The first time I heard #wap I instantly imagined a full orchestra, so that’s what I did! I can totally hear the LA Phil playing.”
One inspired commentator remarked: “Mozart has been awfully quiet since this violinist turned ‘WAP’ into a classical masterpiece.”