Covering rap songs is nothing new for Ed Sheeran. When he does, typically, he'll put his own spin on the track: With his acoustic guitar and singing, he gives songs like OT Genasis' "CoCo" or Eminem's "Lose Yourself" a new twist.
But in a recent interview with France's Clique.tv, he left the guitar and singing at home, instead just straight up rapping a quick version of Em's "Criminal." The result is a bit awkward -- he's uncomfortably kicking his foot around as he sits -- but it's a valiant effort, if nothing else. Plus, if you consider the backstory of Ed's connection with Marshall's music -- his dad bought him The Marshall Mathers LP (which contains "Criminal") when he was nine, he learned every word and doing so helped him get rid of his stutter -- this is kind of endearing.
Still, if that collab album with Game ever comes out, let's hope Ed's mostly doing what he does best.