Karmin Covers Jay-Z’s ‘Encore’ [Video]

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Their covers of Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and Nicki Minaj have been watched by millions on YouTube. Now Internet sensation Karmin takes on Jay-Z’s “Encore” in a video for Rocawear’s “That’s Rocawear” campaign. Lead singer Amy spits Hov’s classic lines, while Nick plays the keys with a mashup of their original song “Carbon Copy.”

The duo, who reportedly inked a deal with L.A. Reid at Epic Records, is scheduled to perform during the BET Awards pre-show on Sunday.



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23 Comments

  1. LovesAllMusic

    Hov is so smart.

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    SAM Reply:

    @LovesAllMusic, I Was Thinking the same thing!

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  2. Dante

    Karmin KILLS their covers. The cover of “6 Foot 7 Foot” is so sick. Amy’s flow is crazy! And the “Look At Me Now” cover!

    Karmin is their name TOGETHER. Apart, their Amy & Nick.

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  3. Deqa

    She is really good!!!
    i loved it WOW!!
    <3

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  4. TAimeZ

    THIS SUCKS!!!!!!! HOT ASS MESS.

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  5. dreincharacter

    I heard Jay-z cover of this, pretty good.

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  6. Lisa

    Can someone just explain to me what’s so sensational about this? Way too theatrical and she does not bring ANY meaning to the what she’s spitting… She can sing. There’s no doubt. But this is raping hiphop. Hiphop is not just memorizing words and being able to spit them with a funny face and an attitude that doesn’t seem to fit her at all. This is like Tupac tryna sing country music. I’m sorry.

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    Josh Reply:

    @Lisa, exactly, I mean, if you cover like pop songs I get that, you actually have to have singing abilities…but if you cover hip hop songs you’re just saying words in youre own voice…nothing special, anybody could do it and playing on the piano is easy too

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    Umbrella&deepbag Reply:

    @Lisa, oww thank you. Don’t want to talk like hater but come on she’s just memorizing world like you said and doing faces and take this weird voice want it comes to raps and everybody is clapping and calling that epic. If she don’t understand the lyrics it will be exatly the same. And for tupac you kill me!!!

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    tsb Reply:

    They are sensational because they are daring and different. They are not affraid to take chances with the music they sing. Karmin has covered many covers by many artist’s and most of those artist’s are fans of Karmin’s work. The original songs that Karmin has out are amazing too. They earned the fame from the cover’s but will continue the success through the music that they create and different twist that they add to music. Being different and taking those chances are what is making them famous, where is your record deal??

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    Lisa Reply:

    @tsb, for a minute I thought that this was a decent reply, but then you hit me with that record deal question. Let me answer it for you; I have no idea… Where is yours?

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  7. listen

    i like Karmin…but they aren’t a “carbon copy” when their rise to fame is cover songs? i’m so confused. but i’m even more confused that they are performing at the BET awards when artists like Jazmine Sullivan was never given that opp and she even won an award from the show! this is why this industry (and r&b/hip-hop music in particular), is going down the toilet.

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    Lisa Reply:

    @listen, as long as the big bosses have money in the bank music will suck. Karmin is a internet-sensation, for no good reason if you ask me, so letting them perform means more viewers, means more money. Even though Jazmine Sullivan is that much more talented.

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  8. V

    her facial expressions are horrible & she sounds out of breathe in practically every sentence… not impressed.

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  9. Yurp!

    Dope…
    Hov is a smart business man.

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  10. ME

    NICKI MINAJ BEWARE!!!! KARMINS HERE!!!!

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  11. mr_rosewood

    ANYBODY NOTICE THAT 666 ON THE HOODY 0_O

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  12. franchesca

    hay lisa lisa and the big mouth clan lol.. dnt hate cause u perpatrate seems to be ur a little jealous of thee one and only karmin shes supersonic motivated rhythms in the thousand.. her facial expressions lol is ur lesson funny huh. u freaken studge!dnt trip ur beautiful nomatter wat they say and dnt their hasty wrds bring u down.. check this out theirs a new girl in town..she bak to let u know that she can really rock your sound with a funny face.. u cant erase her u will never stop her..

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    Lisa Reply:

    @franchesca, first off all, if you want to get at me, please directly reply to me. That way you’ll have a bigger chance of me actually reading what you have to say. And since I couldn’t make any sense of what you were really saying, I’ll just leave it at making it very clear that I am not jealous, nor am I hating…

    I voiced my opinion, knowing I was most likely to be in the minority.

    If you carefully read my comment again, you’ll hopefully see the valid points that I am making and you will come to the conclusion that I am far from a hater.

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  13. franchesca

    ur facial expressions is wat makes u a sdtar ur beautiful… ur humor nis off the hook..

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  14. franchesca

    oppz meant to say SUPERSTAR!humor is off the hook.. excuse my misspelling. lol im zoooo silly…

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  15. franchesca

    pardon my incorrect spelling your beautiful and ur facial expressions is wat rocks ur humor in the music u sing.. dame skippy watchout nikki no more tricky cause karmins here to get busy…

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  16. bentonq

    Stop talking and making it worse!

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