Afro-Blue wants us to know …they are a jazz group. They don’t have “guilty pleasures” like was required last week, and they don’t do hip-hop. They do jazz. And even though it was hip-hop night, the closest they would get was the Fugees version of “Killing me Softly”, and they’d only do it if they could also pay homage to Roberta Flack, and her original version. This was a huge disappointment, not because I hate the Fugees or anything, but because Afro-Blue is effortlessly awesome and I find it hard to believe nobody in this group owns a few slick rap CDs, or has any knowledge of old school hip-hop. Heck, as a 30-something suburban Dad, even I could’ve picked about 6 or 7 songs for them that would’ve brought the house down. Just about anything by Tribe Called Quest would’ve worked for a jazzy-hip-hop night. They’ve never heard of Digable Planets? They don’t own a Roots CD? Heck, even one-hit-wonder “Tennessee” by Arrested Development could’ve worked for their purposes. Anyway …for what they do (which is jazz, in case you weren’t paying attention), they still were great. Not sure they can keep up this holier-than-thou thing going and win this competition, especially if they refuse to have fun and try new things. If we get to 80s Hair Metal night or something whacky, they will truly be sunk.

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One Response to The Sing-Off, Round 5, Week 5: Top-8 Perform

  1. Rochelle says:

    Love your blog! Thanks for keeping it up for the lonely Sing-off fans! 🙂

    Just a note — it was actually the Collective that was voted off, not Urban Method.

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