The Christian rapper who created the beat stolen for Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" is hilariously bad.
You've heard "Dark Horse": Katy Perry's overwhelmingly bland 2013 pop hit about being a horse. Now check out the original Christian rap song she stole its beat from.
Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" is pretty inoffensive as far as lazy pop music goes. While it's hard to imagine anyone purposely listening to the song in 2019, it's not awful enough to make someone veer their car off the road the second it came on the radio. "Dark Horse" is entirely unremarkable. At least it would be, if not for the fact that Katy Perry stole its beat from a truly remarkable song.
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The "I Think You're Crazy Singer" has come through with another tone deaf take.
Singer-Songwriter CeeLo Green, AKA Thomas Callaway, has one of the best voices in the music industry.
It's why he was chosen as one of the original celebrity coaches on The Voice. He can hit notes that other singers wouldn't dream of and deliver them with some serious power. But too often the way he chooses to use that impressive voice is...not great.
When the Gnarls Barkley singer isn't harkening back to the golden era of soul music with breathy tones and soaring notes, he's harkening back to the fetid era of old school misogyny, with takes that are completely tone deaf.