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There Ain’t Enough Auto Tune In The World: Celebrities Who Had No Business Making Music In The Studio
Achieving fame in sports, acting, television, or modeling is not a prerequisite for a music career. In fact, your expertise in those areas likely suggests that you will not be an equally dominant force behind the mic, yet many celebrities have tried — and failed — anyway. This list is about them. To be fair, not all of the songs recorded by these stars were complete flops… but so many of them were.
This past May, a clip from a rap song recorded by tennis superstar Serena Williams was leaked. In the 1 minute and 10 second snippet, Serena boasts her on court tennis success and wealth, and shouts out her haters. The clip was taken from one of seven songs recorded by Serena last year at the in-home studio of Baltimore Ravens lineman Bryant McKinnie whom she later criticized for putting her on blast.
Memorable line: “I cook the track up like a frozen pizza”
It’s often easy for actors and singers to float from one industry to the other because both entertainment fields have to do with performing, but there are some people who need to recognize when they only have talent in one area and stop trying to be the cliche singer/actress that everyone in the biz thinks they can be. Stacey Dash I’m talking to you.
After being fired from enough projects for her ‘tude—and apparently taking a break from her “how to be me” book—Stacey Dash is now venturing into the music business and trying her hand at singing. Over the weekend, her first song, “Life of The Party” featuring Blake Smith, debuted and the former “Single Ladies” star tweeted the news saying:
“It’s mastered…so excited to share my 1st baby with you all”
The track was produced by Phantom and features Stacey’s vocals on the chorus mixed with rapped versus by Emcee N.I.C.E. Overall, the song isn’t bad, it’s just a stereotypical techno/R&B club track that would blend in with the rest of the average music out there were it not for the fact that the track is coming from someone in their 40s who isn’t known for their singing—hence the digitization of her voice.
It’s not clear just how far Stacey plans on taking this whole singing thing. I have a feeling her motto is when in doubt (about whether you’ll ever get another acting job), do everything else under the sun. Unfortunately for her, I don’t see her being the next big thing on the charts so after a stint at book writing and singing she’ll likely be on the next—whatever that may be. Listen to the track here. What do you think?
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Amber Rose’s voice wasn’t that bad, but when the girl starting saying things like she was in the studio getting her Beyonce on, people were like, your Bey who? Well now, we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief because the newly engaged fiancée of Wiz Khalifa is giving up the “Fame,” which was the title of her first single, for family.
In an interview with HipHollywood.com, she explained why we haven’t heard anything from her musically since she dropped her track in January.
“I got engaged and I decided not to go through with an album because I just feel like it’s a bit too much. I’m 28 now and me and Wiz are in love and we’re thinking about having kids … to do shows and start a music career is just not on the cards for me.”
OK, mama Rose. The video model did say that just because she’s not pursuing anything full time doesn’t mean she can’t jump on a track here and there.
“I’ll dip and dab and do little cool stuff,” she said. “I’m featured on Wiz’s mixtape with Rick Ross, and I’ll just do little fun stuff like that whenever I feel like it’s cool.”
That’s cool with us too. And hey, if she decides to never step in the studio again or behind a mic, I’m pretty sure no one will be mad at her. They might even be grateful. What do you think about this news?
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Kim Kardashian is every where. So it didn’t come as much of a surprise when we learned she was going to start singing. Of course we knew it was probably a bad idea but one writer at the Grio said we had no idea how truly bad it could be. Apparently the song is a monotone mess! The Dream produced the track so of course there’s autotune to soften the blow, but apparently it still leaves a scar. Kardashian has said her singing stint it was just supposed to be a fun experience and the money from the song would be donated to charity. Regardless, the Grio writer says Kim’s newest venture may alienate the black community that has supported her.
If Kim is in fact exploring a music career, this song has “no” written all over it, and could possibly damage her brand, especially with black people. Though we all may not love her, she’s been generally accepted as friend to black people with the following parameters: we, black people, will somewhat willingly accept your presence in pop culture if you, Kim Kardashian, understand that your greatest contribution is your curvy figure and crazy family. Do not purport to have any sort of talent or interesting qualities. Be our dark-haired Jessica Simpson and we will support you with an eye-roll and a hug.
Are you a Kim K. fan? Does her lack of singing ability make you like her any less?
Check out the rest of the article over at the Grio.