Say What Now? How To Properly Pronounce The Names Of 11 Of Our Favorite Artists

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When trying to get into a new artist, or even trying to talk about one of your favorites, I always find it interesting the different ways people pronounce an artist with a complicated moniker’s name. I mean, how were you saying Jamiroquai when they first blew up? Did you know how to say Mtume when you were jamming to “Juicy Fruit”? With that in mind, I thought I’d help you with the pronunciations of a few names you’ve heard and/or probably seen in the past or in the past few years at least, but might not have been saying correctly. I know I was messing all the way up on a few of these:

Goapele

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My friend swore Goapele’s name was pronounced, “geo-pel,” but she was waaaay off. Think of it more as “go-op-ull-ay”:

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