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A French Horn Player Totally Owns This ‘Hey Ya’ Cover

Outkast Hey Ya YouTube Cover French Horn Viral Video

In advance of this weekend’s massive Outkast homecoming shows in Atlanta, one very talented fan uploaded a cover of the rap duo’s “Hey Ya” from 2004’s mega-successful Speakerboxxx/The Love Below done entirely on the French horn. While at first glance it might seem like a totally unlikely choice, the video quickly and gleefully comes together. Using some clever looping tactics on his laptop, horn player Patrick Godfrey gets straight to work on the crossover hit. It’s sort of like watching Comedy Bang Bang star Reggie Watts perform one of his tightly-looped tracks in the flesh. Overall, it’s an inconceivably precise and fun rendition of the André 3000 classic. Watch and marvel at Godfrey’s “Hey Ya” above.