Watch DijahSB Body "Burn It to the Ground" for CBC's Nickelback Sessions

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Feb 23, 2023

You know DijahSB and you know Nickelback, but what about DijahSBack? The Toronto hip-hip frontrunner has put their spin on "Burn It to the Ground" for the latest edition of CBC Music's Nickelback Sessions.

Celebrating the band's upcoming induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at this year's JUNO Awards, the rapper transformed the pyrotechnic hit from 2008's Dark Horse into a bouncy after-hours club banger.

"I picked 'Burn It to the Ground' because, growing up, I was a big wrestling fan, and it was Monday Night RAW's theme song," DijahSB told CBC Music. "It was just such an exciting thing, and honestly, I knew the lyrics before I even knew what song it was. It's just a legendary song."

Armed with nothing more than a wavy synth-laden track, the cadence of Chad Kroger's delivery in the original song and their spitfire flow, they smoothly incorporate some of those unmistakable lyrics about getting bit by bottles into their own bars. It's a bit of a different vibe from DijahSB's latest EP Living Simple — one of Exclaim!'s most anticipated Canadian releases of the year — and its rejection of hustle culture, but there's a time (midnight, specifically) and place for a fistful of whiskey, right?

Listen to their version till the world stops turning below.

Earlier in the series, Lights covered "How You Remind Me."

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