Rap & B: When Singers Try to Rhyme

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Trey Songz - Trey Songz performs at the 2011 Essence Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome on July 3 in New Orleans.   (Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

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Trey Songz - Trey Songz performs at the 2011 Essence Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome on July 3 in New Orleans. (Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

2011 MTV Video Music Awards - A year after Breezy literally embodied MJ at the BET Awards, he put on another killer performance at the 2011 MTV Music Video Awards. Brown kept the crowd fully entertained with a Cirque Du Soleil inspired performance, featuring high-flying table jumping and impeccable choreography. He danced to a medley of hits including hits from Wu-Tang Clan, Nirvana and his own songs "Yeah 3X" and "Beautiful People."   (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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2011 MTV Video Music Awards - A year after Breezy literally embodied MJ at the BET Awards, he put on another killer performance at the 2011 MTV Music Video Awards. Brown kept the crowd fully entertained with a Cirque Du Soleil inspired performance, featuring high-flying table jumping and impeccable choreography. He danced to a medley of hits including hits from Wu-Tang Clan, Nirvana and his own songs "Yeah 3X" and "Beautiful People."   (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

R. Kelly (@KellZodiac)  - TWEET: “It’s been a long time coming but I finally feel a lot better about my throat since the surgery and this is the first song I wrote. Enjoy!” Shortly after confirming that his memoir would be released next year, R. Kelly releases his first song recorded since his throat surgery. (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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R. Kelly (@KellZodiac) - TWEET: “It’s been a long time coming but I finally feel a lot better about my throat since the surgery and this is the first song I wrote. Enjoy!” Shortly after confirming that his memoir would be released next year, R. Kelly releases his first song recorded since his throat surgery. (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Omarion - Omarion dropped a mixtape with DJ Drama this year, The Awakening, which included the song, "Luke Skywalker (Bulls---tin')." The song featured the former B2K singer spitting alongside Method Man. No, we don't get it either.(Photo: Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup)

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Omarion - Omarion dropped a mixtape with DJ Drama this year, The Awakening, which included the song, "Luke Skywalker (Bulls---tin')." The song featured the former B2K singer spitting alongside Method Man. No, we don't get it either.(Photo: Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup)

Mary J. Blige (@maryjblige)\r - Singer Mary J. is taking her acting career very seriously these days. Look out for her in the upcoming film Rock of Ages.\r\r \r"TWEET: Just wrapped filming my movie Rock of Ages. Sad that it is over. Had such a blast working with @adammshankman. Thank you for everything!!"\r(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Mary J. Blige (@maryjblige)\r - Singer Mary J. is taking her acting career very seriously these days. Look out for her in the upcoming film Rock of Ages.\r\r \r"TWEET: Just wrapped filming my movie Rock of Ages. Sad that it is over. Had such a blast working with @adammshankman. Thank you for everything!!"\r(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Ryan Leslie - The talented singer-producer's third album Les Is More included the song "Joan of Arc," which surprisingly featured Leslie ably rapping the verses and singing the hook. (Photo: Elizabeth Lippman For Stacie Gillian)

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Justin Bieber - Justin Bieber turned heads last year when he debuted his rap alias Shawty Mane and leaked a video of him rhyming over Cam'Ron and Vado's "Speakin' Tungs." Stick to your day job, Biebz?it's not like it isn't a good one. (Photo: Michael Underwood/PictureGroup)

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Ne-Yo - In a move that defined the term "SMH," Ne-Yo kicked a rhyme dissing Chris Brown over Lil Wayne's overused-and-abused "A Milli" in 2008.  (Photos: Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup)

Bell Biv Devoe - Bell Biv Devoe's 1990 classic "Poison" was one of the first examples of R&B singers crossing over to the rap world?and two decades later, it's still one of the best. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Bell Biv Devoe - Bell Biv Devoe's 1990 classic "Poison" was one of the first examples of R&B singers crossing over to the rap world?and two decades later, it's still one of the best. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Tyrese - Actor/singer Tyrese Gibson performs the national anthem before game five of the Western conference finals during the 2009 NBA playoffs between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on May 27, 2009, in Los Angeles, California. \r(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)