Being lyrical is about more than just content. A rapper's voice is an instrument, and these days more and more are broadening the scope of their talents by actually singing on a track. Sometimes it's for comedic effect, sometimes it's emotional release. Whatever the reasoning, it's a song that cannot be forgotten, like Andre 3000's "Hey Ya," which took a Native American chant and gave it a pop groove. It was his first solo single and a massive, Grammy Award-winning, international hit. Now that he's reportedly working on his first official solo album, let's reminisce on other great examples of when rappers sing.
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