Sunday, February 27, 2005

Rap has hit Rock Bottom

Do you know the Bobby Vinton song Mr. Lonely? Lonely, I’m Mr. Lonely I have nobody for my own I am so lonely, I’m Mr. Lonely Wish I had someone to call on the phone (Yes - my mind IS full of obscure song lyrics) Well, I was listening to XM Radio Online and I heard this song by a rapper called Akon. Please listen to it all so you can share in my amusement! Basically, they sped up the track to sound like Alvin from the Chipmunks singing Vinton's chorus and put it to the beat to Shaggy's It Wasn't Me Talk about some poor sampling!! Needless to say, after I picked myself up off the floor from laughing so hard, I promptly changed the XM channel to the 90's, when there was hard core rap...ya know, Vanilla Ice & MC Hammer ;-)