I heard a song called “Kim Kardashian” this weekend. I know, how fitting since her song “Turn it Up” was released last week. I will stick to my motto of “if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all” and leave it at that. But, the song “Kim Kardashian” was more my style – a fun jam with hip hop beats and slick rhymes.

Rocky Business is the collaboration of Brooklyn native MC Strictly Businness and Canadian, musician/producer/vocalist Johnny on the Rocks. They blend rock, hip hop and electro beats – and with lyrics like “people don’t dance no more, they just stand there like this” its hard to keep your booty from bouncing. This duo have only been around a couple of years, but they have shared the stage with acts like Das Racist, Wu-Tang, Rye Rye and Yelawolf – which means, I’d keep an eye on these two.

Rocky Business – Kim Kardashian
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But these two aren’t built on club jams. Check out “Rocky’s Theme” for a song that has more depth with a video to match. The video mirrors the theme of past and present and you are able to see Rocky Business for the true musicians they are – not a laptop and a microphone.


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This onslaught of Kim Kardashian started me thinking about celebrity musicians. Not the Kims, Parises and Lindsays, but celebrities who could make a living selling albums if the acting thing didn’t work out.

This is a list of some celebrities who put out tunes that could compete with the best of them:

Scarlett Johansson – Falling Down (Tom Waits cover)
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She & Him (Zooey Deschanel) – Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
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Coconut Records (Jason Shwartzman) – Nighttiming
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William Shatner – Common People (Pulp cover)
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Juliette & The Licks (Juliette Lewis) – Hot Kiss
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Dead Man’s Bones (Ryan Gosling) – My Body’s Zombie for You
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30 Seconds to Mars (Jared Leto) – Attack
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I’ll end this celebrity post on a random note – does anyone else think Dana Carvey and Reba MacIntyre might have been separated at birth?

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