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Thread started 06/09/07 9:34am

BlaqueKnight

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Rihanna can't sing

That's my official conclusion. She's sung live three times this week on television and each time she sounded horrid. At first I thought I didn't like her tone but she had vocal skills but after seeing her on the Today Show, the Mtv Movie Awards and 106th & Park, I'm convinced that she belongs in the ranks with Ashanti (when she first started - she got better) and Cassie. Her musical arrangements for her performances are strong. The have to be with singing like that. She sounds like somebody's choking a crow! I know she's pretty (to some) and popular right now but that voice is...eh, eh, eh.
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Reply #1 posted 06/09/07 10:04am

FunkMistress

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She sounds like someone's punching her in the stomach and choking her at the same time.

And I know some people are into that kind of thing, but you don't need to record it and subject the rest of us to it.

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Reply #2 posted 06/09/07 10:16am

MsLegs

BK, your assessment is correct. Her vocals are lackluster and without studio tracks whistle "She wouldn't get far."
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Reply #3 posted 06/09/07 10:58am

SoulAlive

I agree,this chick is talentless.I can't see why so many people are acting like she's sooooo great neutral
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Reply #4 posted 06/09/07 11:15am

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SoulAlive said:

I agree,this chick is talentless.I can't see why so many people are acting like she's sooooo great neutral

One word: HYPE
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Reply #5 posted 06/09/07 11:15am

alwayslate

Well, nooobody is worse than Cassie. except perhaps Jennifer Lopez. Rhianna sounds like she's been hooked up to one of those old timey exercise machines that used to just shake the shit outta people.
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Reply #6 posted 06/09/07 11:27am

Cheek

I prefer the eyebrows of Erika Eleniak. smile
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Reply #7 posted 06/09/07 11:31am

BlaqueKnight

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alwayslate said:

Well, nooobody is worse than Cassie. except perhaps Jennifer Lopez. Rhianna sounds like she's been hooked up to one of those old timey exercise machines that used to just shake the shit outta people.


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Reply #8 posted 06/09/07 11:32am

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a while back she sang that'murderer' song on leno. I couldnt believe how bad she sounded. I mean for real. not to dog her out, but she really can not sing. "Umbrella" benefits from cool production, but in a live setting she better thank the Lord for backing tracks.
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Reply #9 posted 06/09/07 12:00pm

Wowugotit

somebody choking a crow? lmfao!!!!! Thats great!
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Reply #10 posted 06/09/07 12:07pm

MsLegs

BlaqueKnight said:

SoulAlive said:

I agree,this chick is talentless.I can't see why so many people are acting like she's sooooo great neutral

One word: HYPE

Indeed.
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Reply #11 posted 06/09/07 12:13pm

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That broad sounds like a machine that's about to die. She's stiff as hell when she dances and that voice. My God the horror. She's proof of why the music industry is in such a bad way. I've never seen so much hype for a shit artist in my life and I'm not exaggerating. Rihanna sucks ass.
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Reply #12 posted 06/09/07 12:33pm

VinnyM27

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So what? Sterisand can sing but most of her records stinks. Rhiana (well, mostly her producers/writers, etc.) make good records. She's young and the records are fun.
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Reply #13 posted 06/09/07 12:39pm

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Most POP singers suck at singing anyway, this is a proven fact throughout time, whether its the likes of Brenda Lee or Lesley Gore or Rihanna or Paula Abdul, but lets not leave out the shit load of bad male pop singers out there too, you think Rihanna, Ashanti and Cassie are bad try listening to Lloyd or someone like that sing live. The whole POP thing is like fast food, good for right now, cheap, affordable, next...

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Reply #14 posted 06/09/07 12:42pm

MsLegs

BlaqueKnight said:

alwayslate said:

Well, nooobody is worse than Cassie. except perhaps Jennifer Lopez. Rhianna sounds like she's been hooked up to one of those old timey exercise machines that used to just shake the shit outta people.



BK, your gif image is classic. lol
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Reply #15 posted 06/09/07 12:50pm

alphastreet

she's good but not great, her sound is more distinctive than ashanti or cassie, who both suck
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Reply #16 posted 06/09/07 12:56pm

MsLegs

During her lastest video, she tries to mimic some of the imagery of Grace Jones.
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Reply #17 posted 06/09/07 12:57pm

alphastreet

the all grey getup in umbrella? that reminded me of madonna's fever video though she probably took it from grace jones or someone before
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Reply #18 posted 06/09/07 1:15pm

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I like that she carries herself well and seems to have her head on her shoulders. You can tell she takes it all seriously and has big aspirations.
Umbrella alone made me think she's going after Madonna (as a model)...like she said "I want to do something like Rain"...and there's hints of it in the track, and the video.
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Reply #19 posted 06/09/07 1:16pm

alphastreet

anon said:

I like that she carries herself well and seems to have her head on her shoulders. You can tell she takes it all seriously and has big aspirations.
Umbrella alone made me think she's going after Madonna (as a model)...like she said "I want to do something like Rain"...and there's hints of it in the track, and the video.


something like 'rain' as in madonna's 'rain'?? cool! I also agree she's a hard worker, she has an album out every year! She's doing an autograph session where i'm at in a few weeks, maybe I'll go and give her props for sampling mj in don't stop the music smile
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Reply #20 posted 06/09/07 1:21pm

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alphastreet said:

anon said:

I like that she carries herself well and seems to have her head on her shoulders. You can tell she takes it all seriously and has big aspirations.
Umbrella alone made me think she's going after Madonna (as a model)...like she said "I want to do something like Rain"...and there's hints of it in the track, and the video.


something like 'rain' as in madonna's 'rain'?? cool! I also agree she's a hard worker, she has an album out every year! She's doing an autograph session where i'm at in a few weeks, maybe I'll go and give her props for sampling mj in don't stop the music smile

Well, it seems that way. I get the impression that she has Madonna images plastered on the fridge.
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Reply #21 posted 06/09/07 1:40pm

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She sounded decent on the Mtv Awards although I paid more attention to the band than Rihanna herself. As long as she doesn't attempt to sing Unfaithful live I'm cool with her...
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Reply #22 posted 06/09/07 2:04pm

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Say what you want about her voice but her album is hot!
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Reply #23 posted 06/09/07 5:14pm

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We don't agree on many things Blaque,but your right. She sings as if she has a head cold. I too saw that performance on the MTV awards and while I do like that version of "Umberella", I thought she sounded really bad. What gets her over is the music for those songs, cause the lyrics suck. Are the songs she sings, rejected by other artists?
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Reply #24 posted 06/09/07 5:18pm

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SoulAlive said:

I agree,this chick is talentless.I can't see why so many people are acting like she's sooooo great neutral


Because she looks like a Beyonce clone, and somehow it just seems like JayZ is prepping her to be the next Beyonce, once Beyonce decides to take a break.
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Reply #25 posted 06/09/07 5:21pm

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SoulAlive said:

I agree,this chick is talentless.I can't see why so many people are acting like she's sooooo great neutral


Because she's in that category of Pop the "Don't cha wanna fuck 'er who cares if she can sing" genre. It's why everytime I see a picture of her it's always in a way to entice some young pubescent to paste her to his wall.

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Reply #26 posted 06/09/07 6:55pm

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shorttrini said:

We don't agree on many things Blaque,but your right. She sings as if she has a head cold. I too saw that performance on the MTV awards and while I do like that version of "Umberella", I thought she sounded really bad. What gets her over is the music for those songs, cause the lyrics suck. Are the songs she sings, rejected by other artists?




That could be possible since Christina Milian did reject "SOS" and it became a hit which led to her being dropped from Def Jam...
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Reply #27 posted 06/09/07 7:29pm

Janfriend

confuse I'm sorry, but are we surprised?
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Reply #28 posted 06/09/07 7:46pm

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lastdecember said:

Most POP singers suck at singing anyway, this is a proven fact throughout time, whether its the likes of Brenda Lee or Lesley Gore or Rihanna or Paula Abdul, but lets not leave out the shit load of bad male pop singers out there too, you think Rihanna, Ashanti and Cassie are bad try listening to Lloyd or someone like that sing live. The whole POP thing is like fast food, good for right now, cheap, affordable, next...



Yes! I agree! Pop music is like fast food now!
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Reply #29 posted 06/09/07 8:35pm

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Wasnt it my man Jerome who said 'fine as she is she dosent have to be able to sing'? That Bajan is blazin
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