Roy Wood$ proves his vocal prowess with covers of "U Got It Bad" and "I Believe I Can Fly."
Roy Wood$ exceptional vocal abilities have been proven both on wax and during his live performances. While a lot of singers can't match up to the recordings of their own songs, Wood$ is one of the few that can grab a microphone and prove exactly why he penned a deal with OVO. 88rising linked up with Roy at a karaoke bar where he kicked renditions of Usher's "U Got It Bad" and R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly."
Roy Wood$ takes on two quintessential 90's R&B joints during the latest episode of "Karaoke Royale." While posted up with his homies, Wood$ opens up the episode with an incredible cover of "U Got It Bad." He later puts his own spin on R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly" before performing "Get You Good," a stand-out track from his 2015 Exis EP. Artists walk a thin line when covering classic hits. It's a make or break deal where they either do it justice or completely ruin it. Given Wood$' vocal range, he definitely does both songs justice. During his performance of R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly," he get up out of his seat and really feels it. It's probably because of the Hennessy and the shot of grapefruit liquor he had right before.
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At the top of August, OVO Sound confirmed every artist on their roster (with the exception of Drake) would release a new project this fall. So far, they've kept to their promises with new music from Majid Jordan, dvsn and PartyNextDoor. However, we've yet to receive a release date on Roy Wood$ Say Less album. He first announced the title of the project in March but we're still waiting on it to arrive. During that time, he's surprised us with a few songs as well as other collaborative efforts. Hopefully, all of this is a sign that we'll get the project before the end of 2017. There's a little less than two months left in the year so maybe he'll end up giving us a surprise release like he did with the Nocturnal EP last year.
Watch the performances below: