[UPDATE: February 4, 2017 7:00 a.m. ET] Joey Bada$$ just released a studio version of his “When Doves Cry” cover, simply titled, “When Thugs Cry.” Watch the video below, then scroll down to read our original story.

Joey Bada$$ recently took part in Australian radio station triple j’s “Like A Version” series, in which musicians stop by to play one of their own songs as well as a cover of a track they particularly enjoy. For his edition, Joey decided to take on Prince‘s 1984 hit, “When Doves Cry.”

Retitled “When Thugs Cry,” the performance features a new verse from the New York rapper, paired with Prince’s original chorus.

Press play above to check it out.

Other artists who have graced triple j’s “Like A Version” segment include Childish Gambino, Lorde, Halsey, Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys, alt-J, and Bon Iver, among others.

In related news, it has come out that Joey Bada$$ co-wrote Post Malone’s smash, “rockstar.”

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Not NYC, not LA.

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