Sir Elton John is a now well-known fan of Atlanta rapper Young Thug, as he first stated in a 2015 interview with Noisey. An unlikely duo to some, they created a song together (with the help of producers) that is reminiscent of the original song (“Rocket Man”), while re imagining it for fans of popular music in 2018—an ethereal sound over trap beats. Perfect for a Monday or anytime you want to feel calm...I’ve definitely listened to this over & over in the background since Young Thug’s voice is flawlessly soothing to me.
Young Thug "Elton John" Ft. Elton John
Genius recently put together a video with the original producer, Stelios & how he had a vision for Young Thug & Elton John to make a song together. The process of how he obtained the sample of the song to how the final product was created is fascinating.