Karmin Covers TLC’s ‘No Scrubs’ [Video]

Karmin tackles TLC’s “No Scrubs” for their latest YouTube cover. With an autographed photo of Sean Paul on the wall behind them, Amy and Nick sat down at the keyboard to flip the ’90s classic.

“Since our 1st single has a throwback sample, we did a throwback cover!!” tweeted the duo, who is prepping their debut album for release on Epic Records.

They even gave their genre of music the name “swag pop.” “It’s a combination of pop and rap mixed together,” they explained.



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22 Comments

  1. Karmin Music

    Dope

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  2. Lisa

    Before I say anything, I want to state that this is my opinion. I’m telling anyone right from wrong, I expect to receive the same in return. I know how some of y’all can be…

    Now, on to my comment.
    For me, the thing is that once I close my eyes I acutally hear a great voice and overall it sounds kinda dope, but the minute I listen to the song while watching the video I can’t do anything but cringe. She insists on making those uncalled-for face á la Nicki Minaj. The whole thing is just too happy for me. Like I’m watching a school teacher trying to make the little kids laugh.

    But, like I said, once I close my eyes and don’t get distracted by what I see; she sounds very good and I can actually bop to it.

    Don’t know if this made sense to y’all, but that’s how I felt about it.

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    James Reply:

    @Lisa, It made a little bit of sense. But go check out kreayshawn post video is very funny & leave comment

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    Triniti Reply:

    @Lisa, No, I definitely agree with you. I’m not sure if she’s trying too hard or if that’s just her. Personally, though, I had to listen to this song twice after the initial listen for their rendition to grow on me.

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  3. study the mind

    I don’t know why it’s difficult to cover this song. The other lady was trying to cover it at the VMAS but she failed. It may take a gifted singer to sing this song effortlessly.

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  4. Beyonce is desperate

    I was thinking of ms jones’s Carmen.

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  5. S2fresh

    for bein a white girl. this bitch got bars

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    ib Reply:

    @S2fresh, u r so ignorant.

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  6. why ask

    So Im cool with folks covering real artist songs. But now I’m starting to have an issue with it. These white folks are ripping off black artist and everyone thinks its “cool”. But let someone like Beyonce sample a damn beat, then everyone wants to jump all over her and call her all types of names. At this point in the game, Karmin needs to create their own sh!t and leave established artist songs along.

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    ib Reply:

    @why ask, what does race have to do with anything? it’s not like they exclusively cover “black artists” songs, and even if they did, why is that a problem?

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    why ask Reply:

    @ib, The problem is that they are becoming more famous due to the fact they are covering “black artist” – For example when Karmin covered Chris Brown song “look at me now” Ellen (The Ellen Show) was all over them and wanted to bring them to the show. Really? How about inviting the actual artist that sang the song to the show? History shows that the industries will sh!t on “minority”… Unfortunately as much as you try to ignore it racism is still live and rooted in thousands of crooked companies. I’m not saying they are not talented, I’m just saying they should be creating their own lane and getting off of everyone elses…

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    ib Reply:

    @why ask, now that sounds so much more intelligent than your first comment, and i do agree. But if you tink about old great soul singers like otis redding or nina simone they ALWAYS covered, sometimes its hard to get to the bottom of who recorded which song first. I guess all i’m saying is that their videos are a novelty of seeing a peppy white girl rapping, but im not seeing Karmin’s versions getting bigger their originals. theres no way.

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    WonderLand19 Reply:

    @why ask, That is very true. You have a very good point there.

    There “Gimmick” is that a white girl raps. However, i would like to see how their own music is received. I love their version of ‘Look at me now’ but i’ve moved on. so should they.

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  7. donrilya

    wow. nice

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  8. Stace Face

    I Love Karmin. I think she is just being her. I don’t think she “trying” to be anything that she isn’t. It’s just a Cover of a song. That’s all. People read too much into things.
    But surprisingly, this is the first cover by them I don’t really care for. But The rap verse was D O P E.

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  9. Jarvis

    sound like something you’ll hear on Nick jr. or some ish….FAIL big time

    and i agree with the first person..those faces..smh and lmao at the school teacher joke

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  10. jay

    She’s like a Mother tryin hard to be hip.. No thanks

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  11. Ramses

    Love it, TLC is my all time favorite group and Karmin put their own swag on this, was a lil dissapointed when she didnt cover Lisa’s rap, but all in all they killed it.

    As for the other comments, talent has no race. Lets leave that issue alone,

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  12. Phoenix_Wright

    looove

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  13. Aundrea

    she looks like a witch and those faces…lol

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  14. History?

    White people have been taking black artists music/songs for decades. Before your grandmas generation, probably. This isn’t a new thing. Sad, aint it?

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