Posted by J_Salzer on June 11, 2013
Let me start this off by saying that Mario’s Let Me Love you is arguably one of the most famous R&B songs of the 2000′s, and it is most certainly my favorite. That being said, SoMo’s version is better. Of course, Mario’s will always hold a special place in my heart as the ballad I crooned to multiple unwilling females as they struggled out of my grasp through the halls of high school. This week, SoMo let the fans decide what song to cover, and the choice was between Let Me Love You and Mirrors. Of course he did a bit of the latter at the end of the video, but the emotional, passionate feel of Let Me Love you was begging for the SoMo rendition treatment. Check out the video above and let yourself love SoMo.
Posted by Jess on June 5, 2013
A couple days after J. Cole released the second single off his upcoming Born Sinners, hip-hops cover king comes through with a Crooked Smile cover. Lv barely touches the TLC vocals on the hook and adds his raspy and relatable verses. Lv’s debut project Varsity Blues is coming this fall.
Download: PropaneLv – Crooked Smile (via Lv’s Facebook)
Posted by J_Salzer on June 3, 2013
Another Monday morning, another chance for smooth singing, Joseph SoMo to boggle my mind with his latest cover. This week, he takes on a John Mayer tune. No easy feat, even for a singer of SoMo’s caliber. The result though, is astounding. Every track SoMo takes on, he meets it with emotion tenfold of the original. He finds ways to relate to the lyrics he’s singing, and tell his own story, even though he didn’t write it. But if you want something phenomenal that he DID write, check out his latest original here. Remember the name Joseph SoMo ladies and gentleman, and don’t forget it.
Posted by jeffwbaird on May 30, 2013
We hardly ever post covers—so I guarantee this one is something special. My aversion partly has to do with the fact that I place so much value in songwriting, but also because it’s extremely rare to find one in which an artist actually adds something to the original. For most upstarts, covers essentially become replications—just a means of highlighting that they can also fill the space of an overproduced pop instrumental. But, on that rare occasion, I hear one that improves something that was missing on the original, or gives life to it in a unique way. Such is the case here, as Jamaican R&B artist Spenz reinterprets K. Roosevelt’s “Do Me Now”, which—even though it’s taking over radio right now—is underwhelming, given the quality of the Hit-Boy beat he received. Spenz provides that missing energy, smoothes out K. Roosevelt’s more staccato delivery, and adds some soul. You can expect to hear a lot more from this talented new artist in the coming months. In the meantime, keep up with him here.
Posted by Jess on May 20, 2013
Lv’s latest upload is missing his typical format: powerful vocals on the hook and raspy bars – this one is pure bars all the way through and he puts the icing on the cake with a long acapella to finish it off. Sometimes a dude just has to rap.
Download: PropaneLv – We Outchea (via Lv’s Facebook)
Posted by Jess on May 10, 2013
With the highly anticipated Great Gatsby opening world wide today, it’s only right for Lv to hop on Jay Z’s “$100 Bill” for his latest cover.
Have a great Friday evening y’all!
Download: PropaneLv – $100 Bill (via Lv’s Facebook)
Posted by Jess on April 26, 2013
Occasionally PropaneLv’s cover series strays away from it’s hip hop/RnB core for an interesting crossover piece. With Pharrell Williams on the track, Daft Punk’s new single was an obvious opportunity to do just that. Not bad!
Download: PropaneLv – Get Lucky (via Lv’s Facebook)