There will never be a better cover of Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles"

Vanessa Carlton’s heart-on-sleeve 2002 hit “A Thousand Miles” long ago floated up into the ether of popular culture, where it became free reign for memes, remixes, parodies, and references. And yet that does not exactly explain how it became such ripe fodder for hip-hop in particular. It’s hard to pinpoint an exact…