Singer JoJo Murders “Caught Up In The Rapture”

February 22, 2014  |  

Radio/TV personality Charlamagne The God once said in a Beyoncé/Rihanna kind of world, it’s difficult for many female singers to make their mark. But we can’t seem to get used to the idea that people are sleeping on crazy talent when it doesn’t come with any gimmicks, Twitter scandals and Instagram shade.

A few years ago singer JoJo killed Andre 3000’s “Prototype” and then went on to murder SWV’s “Weak”. Now she’s back cutting throats again with her new mixtape #LoveJo. Although the mixtape only features three songs, that may be all she needs with the power each one is packing. After finally being released from her old record label, she recently signed with Atlantic Records.

You may remember her as the bright-eyed pop-star from songs like “Get Out (Leave)” or bumping shoulders with Bow Wow on “Baby It’s You”. But her voice is anything but sugar and spice as time and time again the girl has proved she can blow with the best of them.

It’s all too easy to screw up covering a classic, but every once in a while an artist nails it like when Alicia Keys flipped the script on Prince’s “How Come You Don’t Call Me”, D’Angelo made Smokey Robinson’s “Cruisin” even sexier, and Chris Brown proved that we can never really get tired of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas”. Like Ariana Grande, JoJo brings a little young funk to classic R&B soul.  Her cover of “Caught Up in The Rapture” has its own sexy style while still packing the power of the original. Equally impressive is her cover of Phil Collin’s “Take Me Home” which brings back memories for us eighties babies.

Not to take away anything from Miley Cyrus’s talent (because she does have some) but we love when artists can just focus on the music and not making headlines.  A lot of artists seem to be taking the mixtape route these days, and we know it will be no time before we get another album full of hits from JoJo.

Has JoJo done it again with her cover of “Caught Up in The Rapture”?

 

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