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Urban Method Inspires Ben Folds to Find His Inner Rapper on 'The Sing-Off' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 18th 2011 2:00AM
'The Sing-Off' - 'Guilty Pleasures'It was Guilty Pleasures night on 'The Sing-Off' (Mon., 8PM ET on NBC) and Ben Folds certainly got into the spirit of the theme. While his professional work has never delved into hip-hop or rap, Urban Method's take on Bell Biv Devoe's 'Poison' inspired him to lay down some rhymes.

Maybe he was just excited that all ten remaining groups were finally together in the same week -- we know we were! Or it could be that Urban Method absolutely killed that performance, proving once again that a cappella can do anything, and sometimes the most unexpected directions bear the most exciting fruit.

One thing we did learn. While we applaud Folds for digging very deep and finding his inner MC, he should probably stick to singing. It seems to suit him better.

!!SPOILER ALERT!!

Even though it was the same night, they were still split into two groups of five, with one from each group being sent home after each hour. The first one sent packing was North Shore, who just didn't seem as polished or comfortable on Huey Lewis' 'Power of Love.' We would have loved to have seen them tackle Hanson's 'MMMBop!'

In the second half it was the Deltones who didn't sway the judges with their take on Roxette's 'Listen to Your Heart.' Do you agree with the judges' decisions? Who would you have sent home instead?

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adissinger22

love Ben Folds! So glad to see more of him recently with his new career retrospective CD "the best imitation of myself". if you're a fan, check out this video of him talking about his career and the album: http://www.vevo.com/watch/ben-folds/the-best-imitation-of-myself-a-retrospective-epk/USSM21101704?source=ap. really awesome!

October 24 2011 at 9:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
C

that was it??? 5 seconds? he did a whole rap cover song on one of his albums...why was this news?

October 19 2011 at 12:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Javanese

If I were to sent home 2 groups they all would be from the 1st half of the show. Almost all of them were horrible. The 2nd half though were amazing although the Deltones were the worse but they are better than Delilah.

October 18 2011 at 11:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hudler

"While his professional work has never delved into hip-hop or rap"

....someone clearly hasn't heard "For Those Of Y'All Who Wear Fanny Packs". Ben did the same rap on an album 15 years ago.

October 18 2011 at 9:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
eaistrop

Ben is great! And a great artist too :) I've been listening to his new Retrospective album, which I love cause it has some new songs on it! Check out a interview with him discussing one of his new tracks "House." http://www.vevo.com/watch/ben-folds/the-best-imitation-of-myself-house/USSM21101757?source=ap

October 18 2011 at 9:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ashley

"While his professional work has never delved into hip-hop or rap"

Guessing you've not heard his awesome cover of Bitches Ain't ****?

October 18 2011 at 3:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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