BEST NEW COVERS: TAKU - AMERICAN GIRL
Kobe Bryant, the well-past-his-prime-but-still-a-great-quote Los Angeles Laker superstar notched a rarity for his storied career this past week: an assist. (Sports Zing!)
You see, when Perth-native Ta-ku was watching old, and boy do I mean old, Kobe highlights, Estelle’s smash hit, “American Girl,” was playing in the background. This inspired the producer/singer to hit up his friend and Future Classic label-mate Wafia to help him do a new rendition of the song. In their skillful hands this sparkling pop gem becomes an emotive duet ballad. Stripping away the bombast in favor of downtempo R&B, as well as switching around the gender pronouns, Ta-ku makes a version of the song that’s truly his own.
I’m sure SJWs of the world will demonize Ta-ku for trying to hetro-normatize an already oppressively hetro-normative song, but those people are just the fucking worst. So who cares what they say?
TAKU FT. WAFIA - AMERICAN GIRL
You can pick up Ta-ku and Wafia’s cover of “American Girl” over at iTunes and other digital outlets.
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Calvin Paradise manages to live a productive life despite a childhood of home schooling and suffering from what some doctors have called the worst case of Groucho Marx's Syndrome in recorded history.