I think most rappers are jealous of people who can sing. If we could sing, it’d make writing those catchy hooks just that little bit easier. Of course, you could be one of those guys who doesn’t give a fuck and sings anyway, like ODB, or the Biz. One man who can sing, however, is Mayer Hawthorne. Don’t know if he can rap though, but thats beside the point.
Anyway, he’s just released this sweet EP of cover versions, and its well worth checking out. There’s a dope, spooked out version of Chromeo’s Don’t Turn The Lights On, and a great re-doing of the Isley Brothers Work To Do. And some more.