In a recent interview in Der Spiegel, Kate Bush was asked what she thought about the influence she has on a number of top hiphop artists. Her answer was that she’s aware of it, and that she is very pleased with it.
As for me, I was less aware of it, because I don’t normally listen to hiphop. I guess the time has come for me to learn — I like this version by John Forté quite a bit, especially because it’s such a free treatment of the original, new rapped lyrics and all. It also has a good beat that reminds me of old Eddy Grant singles from the 1980s.