The summer of 2008 was dominated by Lil Wayne and the Autotune master, T-Pain. Their biggest collaboration, “Can’t Believe It” was covered by JoJo a couple of years later. Due to her age, she’s quickly linked and compared to Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears but JoJo has some serious vocal skills that deserve stronger comparisons. She is the youngest solo artist to ever have a #1 Billboard hit (age 13). Hearing a woman sing a song like “Can’t Believe It” gives the lyrics a whole new spin.
“I CAN’T TELL YOU WHY” HOWARD HEWETT
“Look at us baby, up all night, tearing our love apart”. Timothy B. Schmit, famous for his amazing falsetto voice, didn’t sing lead vocals on too many of The Eagles’ greatest hits. But who can forget this romantic classic from their 1980 CD, “The Long Run”? The silky smooth vocals of Shalamar’s Howard Hewett turn this rock classic into a late night quiet storm masterpiece.
“LAST NIGHT (Part 2)” DIDDY DIRTY MONEY
One of the most surprising CD’s released last year was Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy aka P. Diddy aka Diddy Dirty Money with a REALLY strong collection of great collaborations. Dawn Richards (Danity Kane) and Krayzie Bone are featured on this Prince-influenced jam. Other artists who contributed to “Last Train To Paris” include Chris Brown, Nelly, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, T.I., and even Grace Jones!