Singles file: Lupe Fiasco f. Bruno Mars, Lissie, R. Kelly vs. Baths
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Lupe Fiasco featuring Bruno Mars: "Nothin' on You" (original version)
Before it became a No. 1 hit for B.o.B., this track belonged to luckless Lupe Fiasco, whose original, less soulful version just leaked.
Lissie: "Pursuit of Happiness" (Kid Cudi cover)
Alt-hip-hop, Lilith Fair and too much tequila meet in this ferocious, adorable live clip from the Illinois folkie's recent concert in Brighton, England.
R. Kelly vs. Baths: "Maximal Burns"
The crazy-bringing R&B potentate pairs with the emerging L.A. chilltronic act on this profoundly inventive, profoundly good mash-up courtesy of the folks at the Hood Internet.
Deer Tick: "Sun Street" (Katrina and the Waves cover)
The usually somber country-rockers contribute a jaunty cover of the KATW rarity, issued in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of "Walking on Sunshine."
Miley Cyrus featuring Lil Jon: "Can't Be Tamed (Rock Angeles remix)"
Lil Jon yells over a Britney-channeling Miley on this crunk-y, entirely unessential yet inexplicably entertaining redo.
June 22, 2010; 10:30 AM ET
Categories: Singles file | Tags: Baths, Bruno Mars, Deer Tick, Kid Cudi, Lil Jon, Lissie, Lupe Fiasco, Miley Cyrus, R. Kelly
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