It's common practice, but it still seems a bit naughty to release a cover of a hit song when the original is barely a month old. Or is it merely clever marketing? A fine line, but UK-based Nigerian all-sister group SHiiKANE do a decent job on Go Hard (above), their cover of Labrinth's monster hit Earthquake (feat. Tinie Tempah), so I guess they get away with it.
SHiiKANE's new single I Wonder If I Take You Home (their Afro-pop cover of the Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force single) is available on iTunes.