For information on the New Year's Resolution Challenge that started all this, with a video of me singing "Bitch Better Have My Money" by Rihanna in four part harmony with a ukulele, CLICK HERE. The short version: Cover the #1 song in iTunes for every month of 2015. You can hear them all on THIS PLAYLIST.
I had to rap in this one. I had to rap in this one. I have no business rapping. I'm so sorry. God, I'm so, so sorry.
Having said that, I really like this tune. It's short, sweet, gets right to the point and gets out. The lyric is well-constructed, poignant, and easy to understand, and while I know the point of rap music isn't necessarily to strip down to "one piano, one guitar, one guy singing/rapping", this one works.
Normally, I hate pitch correction. Take some voice lessons and stop leaning on your computer to make you sound like you know what you're doing! But there was something about the singing on this that just didn't sit right... And then I listened back to the original recording, and on a whim slapped some aggressive pitch correction on the lead vocal. Voila! There it is. I didn't realize how integral that kind of thing was to production; I always just assumed it was something you did when you weren't a great singer. So, you know... I learned something today.
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