I must admit, this is pretty inventive.

Going through my Google reader, I had to stop on a clip that purported to show former Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump singing each of this year’s five Record of the Year nominees acapella. Sure enough, Stump, whose solo debut, Soul Punk, is scheduled for release later this year, performs a relatively seamless medley of Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now”, Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind”, Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie”, Cee-Lo’s “Fuck You” and B.o.B.’s “Nothin’ on You”. It’s not exactly acapella, though. Technically, he doesn’t have any instrumental accompaniment, but he does have the benefit of recording technology, so his vocal is multi-tracked, and he was vocally able to replicate percussion sounds as well as harmonies. Semantics, yes, but whatever. It’s still good. He gets up there vocally-I’m impressed. As I’ve said many times before, I think his album is gonna be a sleeper. Looking forward to it.

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