Singer Alex Boye might not be a name you are familiar with, but he is doing very well on the social media platform YouTube. As his YouTube description states, “I take pop songs and Africanize them.”
Boye has covered hits from Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Frozen’s “Let It Go” and now his latest masterpiece Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” This cover is so good, that it got 1.5 million views in 3 days.
Not only does Alex Boye and friends remake the song, but they re-do the entire “Uptown Funk” music video. What’s better, I mean, different about the Boye version.. is that it includes stylish and dancing grannies. While most of the video are lyrics are the same, Boye put his own twist on the song by changing some of the well-known lyrics from “Fill my cup, put some liquor in it” to “put some Kool-Aid in it.”
Here is the Ronson/Mars version to compare:
Here are some of Alex Boye’s other viral hits:
[Photo credit: YouTube]