Anthony Hamilton, never change.
Hamilton uploaded his version of Silento’s smash hit “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” to Facebook Thursday. The results were fantastic.
As you can expect, Hamilton’s signature “I’ve known rivers” sound makes Silento’s song sound like it’s from a different era. In the beginning, it almost sounds like he’s doing a version of D’Angelo’s “Untitled,” before taking it directly to North Carolina.
Some folks on Black Twitter are calling it everything from a Negro Spiritual to Hamilton’s “Watch Me, Soul Food Remix.”
Anthony Hamilton turned watch me whip into a Negro Spiritual ?? pic.twitter.com/mHxd61eBuu
— Trini$ad Jame$ (@thtsjimmy) October 23, 2015
Anthony Hamilton really turned the Whip/nae nae joint into an Underground Railroad spiritual.. the tears pic.twitter.com/tolPCmaY81
— J.A.H. (@CookTheGreat) October 23, 2015
Stop everything tho, why'd yall let Anthony Hamilton play so much & now I'm singing Whip & Nae Nae like I'm in devotional service?
— Fatty LaBelle™ (@AshTayMarie) October 23, 2015
Hamilton’s video has already surpassed 1 million views.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for all of 2015, Silento’s original version of “Watch Me” is embedded below: