By Hayden Wright
Justin Bieber has performed two live covers from opposite ends of the musical spectrum—Tupac Shakur’s “Thug Mansionz” and Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.”
The pop star recorded the songs for the BBC from their LA studio. Bieber sang-talked his way through the Tupac classic accompanied by a guitarist. For the Chapman favorite, he played his own guitar. The stripped arrangements give a wide-angle view of Bieber’s influences and the music he loves.
Watch Bieber doing ‘Pac justice here:
And covering Chapman: