Rapper Scrub and producer Ace Ha have released Plastic Rock vol. IV, the fifth part of a series that uses classic rock songs as a basis for something altogether more different. The latest song to enjoy the Plastic Rock treatment is Aerosmith’s already-funky Last Child, the lead single from 1976’s Rocks album.
“We’re both from the Midwest where classic rock is king, Scrub tells Musical Notes Global. “The things I really loved, like skateboarding and hip hop, were on the fringe, but squealing guitar was in abundance. Those influences eventually sunk in, so it felt completely natural to turn a few of these anthems on their heads.
“Each song in the series is stylistically different so the five videos together serves as a good introduction to where we venture musically. This series is intended to be fun and maybe encourage people who don’t typically check for hip hop to have a listen.”
“For our fifth instalment of Plastic Rock we wanted to do something more slamming and abrasive,” says Scrub. “Ace hit me with this Aerosmith flip and I knew instantly it was perfect. It reminded me of some of my favourite Rick Rubin joints. To make things more interesting, I laced the verse with the titles of 18 songs from Aerosmith’s catalogue. Can you find them all?”
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