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Justin Bieber has been feeling the acoustic vibes recently as he took to the BBC Live Lounge and chose to perform some classics!

Bieber who was wearing a torn flannel shirt, picked up an acoustic guitar, and did his best to invoke the smoky, uplifting intimacy of Chapman’s original. He says the song “part of his childhood,” a song that his mom would play all the time when he was a kid,

The low-key mood was well-suited to his cover of 2Pac’s “Thugz Mansion.” After the performance, JB shared a bit about his relationship to hip-hop, and especially to Kanye West. “I forget how I met him,” he said. “We just clicked and vibed. It was cool.”

Check out Justin’s awesome covers right here!