Sunday, April 17, 2011

Who Rocked it Better? Karmin Music vs Chris Brown - Look At Me Now

First it was Danny Vola's cover of No Hands, now we've got an equally caucasian remix of @CHRISBROWN's Look At Me Now. The remix comes from the duo Karmin Music, consisting of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, a couple who met at Berklee College of Music in Boston. They've been dating for about 5 years, are now engaged and after writing a couple songs together decided to start their own pop/acoustic group. In an interview from November, Nick describes the formation and reasoning behind their group name.
"After we decided to form the band, we spent 2 months trying to decide on a name. We wanted something simple, but the “Beatles” was already taken. Karmin is actually a combination of the word ‘karma’ and the Latin word ‘carmen’ which means song."-Source
Put it this way, in the whole wide world and history of Hip Hop, there hasn't really been a caucasian word smith that has ever been able to compete with the Twistas, Busta Rhymes' and Tech N9nes, so taking on the pace of Chris Breezy's track below on a cover is no small task. Yet, after I finally picked my jaw up off the floor, I felt inclined to rave about Amy Heidemann's absolutely on point flow, enunciating every word and hitting every bar flawlessly over the three challenging verses. Like a judge who can't speak, words won't do justice, feel free to compare below and read word for word on the lyrics if you feel so inclined...

Chris Brown feat Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes - Look At Me Now (Orginal)
Karmin Music - Look At Me Now (Cover)
Tip of the cap to Amy for nailing every bar at the pace of the original, with even more clarity and listen-ability. Was only half sold on the original anyways, so the cover gets the nod on the WRIB decision #HandsDown. Check them out on Twitter @KarminMusic, subscribe to their channel on Youtube, Facebook and freely use their hash tag while you're at it #GoKarmin.

Oh and thanks Pigeons and Planes, for the continually interesting content.

2 comments:

Anonymous April 18, 2011 at 6:49 AM  

Karmin was was better

Anonymous May 11, 2011 at 2:18 AM  

Karmin's version is so much better. :)

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