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Man plays flawless acoustic fingerstyle cover of recognizable hip-hop song from the late 90s

January 19th, 2021

The best musicians can play just about anything.

There’s no “right” way to play music—as long as it sounds good and is enjoyable for people listening, it doesn’t really matter what genre it’s considered. Really good musicians can even mix multiple types of music to come up with hybrid performances that blow people away. That’s exactly what this incredible guitarist does when he plays a chart-topping hip-hop song on his acoustic guitar.

Anyone who grew up in the late ’90s or early 2000s has sung along to this song!

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When you think of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, you don’t typically think about acoustic guitars—but this video will quickly change that.

Like many artists of the new age, Eiro Nareth made his claim to fame by putting his insane guitar skills and brilliant music on the internet for everyone to enjoy.

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In the beginning, the savvy musician gained followers by wearing a hilarious horse head while he played but has since let his music speak for itself.

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Nareth has done many complex covers on his acoustic guitar, but almost none of them compare to his cover of “Still D.R.E.” by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

One thing that makes Nareth stand out as an artist is his fingerstyle picking, which is immediately on full display at the start of this performance.

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Nareth plays the famous intro to a tee, using all of his fingers to mimic “Still D.R.E.” every step of the way.

“Still D.R.E.” was a highly successful single released in 1999, reaching #93 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the UK’s R&B chart. The song also went gold in the United States, Platinum in Europe and helped Dr. Dre’s album 2001 go multi-platinum.

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The popularity of “Still D.R.E.” makes it extra difficult to cover, but that doesn’t stop Nareth as he plays the hit song with jaw-dropping precision.

Not to mention, playing a hip-hop song on any kind of stringed instrument is never an easy thing to do, but this isn’t the only rap song Nareth has gone viral for.

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In another outstanding fingerstyle acoustic performance, Nareth went viral with 3.4 million views for playing “Lose Yourself” by Eminem.

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Much like his video of “Still D.R.E., ” Nareth’s rendition of Eminem’s Grammy-winning song “Lose Yourself” is spot on to the original which also was the first hip-hop song to ever win an Academy Award.

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It’s no surprise that Nareth’s version of “Still D.R.E.” was a huge hit on YouTube, as his channel alone has amassed over 176 million views.

He never skips a beat, playing the entire song to perfection. From start to finish, Eiro Nareth flawlessly plays a fingerstyle guitar version that even Dr. Dre would be proud of. If you play guitar and would like to add some of Nareth’s skills to your craft, you’re in luck—the expert musician offers lessons through this link on his page.

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People on the internet went crazy for his cover of the legendary Dr. Dre song and it quickly went viral, reaching millions of music lovers from all over the place.

The fingerstyle cover has been viewed over seven million times on YouTube, with 210,000 people who liked it.

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Almost 4,000 people left comments for the talented guitarist, with many praising his unique style and ridiculous abilities.

Don’t forget to check him out on YouTube for more phenomenal content!vYou can never have too much music in your life, especially when it’s as mesmerizing as Nareth’s extraordinary guitar covers.

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To see his spot-on acoustic cover of “Still D.R.E.,” just watch the video below!

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Sources: YouTube, Facebook/enareth, Song Facts, Rolling Stone, Instagram/eiro_nareth

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