Some people go the extra mile with their artist covers, rewriting the words and adding choreography. But Stephan Gerick takes the genre into the danger zone, not only reinventing Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us,” but also painting a picture of the MC using only a standard cardioid microphone.
“Painting With a Mic” is the title of the segment. Using a black palette of paint, Gerick dips the repurposed music tool and presses it onto a white canvas. The mic’s head outlines Macklemore’s features. The tip of the mic’s jack is employed for the more precise details.
The video is a time-lapse of the artist’s tedious process, the result of which is a spongy-stroked masterpiece.
On his bio, Gerick writes:
“I paint with a mic , it takes a little while but it looks really nice. … Today i paint one of my favourite rappers of all time: Macklemore … I hope you enjoy the video and have fun watching an idiot at work”