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Joaquin Phoenix: rapper

Joaquin Phoenix: rapper

Just as he's done with his acting career, Joaquin Phoenix seems bent on upending expectations now that he has apparently retired from acting to pursue his love of music. Determined not to follow in the footsteps of a million other screen stars from Keanu Reeves to Russell Crowe by fronting some fair-to-middling rock band, the ever-unpredictable Phoenix is set on pursuing a career in, um, hip-hop.

 

The whole thing first came to light when Casey "yeah, I'm his brother" Affleck made it known that he was shooting a documentary about his pal Phoenix, and would be capturing the ex-actor's first rap outing on film for the project. Was it true? No one could be quite sure. Things came quickly into focus Friday night, when the rapper manque, sporting shades and a Devendra Banhart beard, appeared onstage at a Las Vegas nightspot and performed three songs  that were apparently from his forthcoming hip-hop debut album. Phoenix told People that he loves "the storytelling aspect of hip-hop," adding "Are there people out there who think it's a joke? I'm sure there will be....but I can't worry about that." 

 

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whoa, that is one serious beard! questionability of rapping aside (yeah, i saw that video ...), joaquin phoenix rocks.

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Wow. I have to hear these songs for myself.

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Is he even saying anything in that video?

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WTF?????????

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OMG WTF is this craziness... watching video now...musical talents still being reviewed

JBird

best news I've heard all weekend

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i felt him to be current not overly under talented. a little fart boy it seems he raps the lingo too. nothing finer than an artist.
& vegas too, thespains dream. speares & shakes at vegas always.
did he connect to the slot machines for the arts sauce or the non existant lenny beat.
whatever i saw his jonny cash performance & i was blown away but fist in air in public such show of butched manhood who saw the fall?

a new fan.

I am very, very disappointed. Joaquin Phoenix is one of my favorite stars. He should have won an oscar for his role as Johnny Cash. You couldn't tell the difference. That blonde actresss--Reese Witherspoon__ was NOTHING like June Carter Cash, and she won the Oscar, as undeserved as Gwyneth Paltrow's Oscar for the stupid movie, Shakespeare in Love.
I wish Joaquin wouldn't quit movies. He's fantastic!
Rebecca

Rebecca

joaquin é sexy de qualquer jeito,ele tem uma virilidade que muitos atores não tem,eu amo ele de barba,fica mui sexy..afff...ah!esse homem perto de mim eu faria loucuras com ele...Brasil

lú melendez

Hoax or not aside, that beard simply rocks.

ZaZen

I maybe misinformed, but I believe that he may be going thru a mental situation. I AM NOT SAYING THAT HE IS CRAZY!! His parents were in a cult when he and his brother River were young. I think he is very talented and he should be allowed to experince life in any and all ways he wishes. I hope that Joaquine has someone close to him that loves him and will take care of him in anything he does. I wish him all the best and want him well to continue his life in good health and happiness.

Capri

SERIOUSLY?? He Raps? No, really?

That is the most f*cking hillarious thing I have ever heard..

Aaron

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