Screengrab via Young Piano/YouTube
Feb 28, 2020, 11:35 pm*
With a 25-song, 17-minute medley, YouTube whiz kid Young Piano expertly runs down all of Drake‘s discography. In one take.
Dudes playing hip-hop on the piano is an old trick, but he breathes vitality and grace to the gimmick with his accessible craftsmanship. It’s a killer history lesson.
This isn’t his first rodeo, either. Young Piano has also done a Kanye medley, and standalone summer jams like Desiigner‘s “Panda.”
The Drake video was posted over the weekend. The 22-year-old pianist is apparently German, from reading his Twitter timeline. Or he just tweets in German, from Berlin—hard to tell.
Either way, son is nice.
Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.