Boston’s Rite Hook has garnered acclaim for his abilities as both an emcee and a vocalist, and he’s showcasing the latter on his stunning cover of Stone Temple Pilots’ “Creep.”
The cover finds the Beantown artist channeling the spirit of late STP frontman Scott Weiland, who died of an accidental overdose in December 2015. Tragedy and personal demons aside, Weiland’s songwriting and vocal talents were undeniable, and they’re paid a wonderful homage in the hands of Rite Hook.
His gruff delivery and superb vocal range are chills-inducing, both because of how much he sounds like Weiland and because of his monstrous talent. The heavier backing track also breathes new life into the STP original, giving it a modern sound while not straying too far from what made it one of the group’s biggest cuts.
The “Creep” cover arrives on the heels of several recent standout drops, including “The Motions” which features Chris Rivers (Big Pun’s son) as well as the Sicknature of Snowgoons produced, “The Road.” Unlike “The Motions,” however, you won’t be hearing this “Creep” rendition on Rite Hook’s forthcoming LP, Modify. While there’s no release date just yet, expect it sometime this year via Leedz Edutainment.