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Reality TV stars are no stranger to dabbling in music, film, and whatever profitable endorsement comes their way, and though it feels undeserved to file the amazing crop of ladies from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” under the reality show category (no offense to the Kardashian Klan or Real Housewives of…, but RuPaul’s alumni is a league of their own), they continue to expand their repertoire of talent.
They can out-lip-synch Britney Spears and Chris Brown. Their gowns and costumes could put the “Haus Of Gaga” out of business and to be honest, Mariah Carey should have contacted them to make her “Glitter” actually glow. Attempting to follow in RuPaul’s footsteps requires a wide variety of talents, and singing is one of them. Mind you, RuPaul has several albums under her sequined belt. They may not have Christina Aguilera’s set of pipes, but their creativity and shameless self-promotion have birthed some interesting music gems. Check out some of them!
Pandora Boxx and the High-larious “Cooter”
In our recent interview with the hilarious Pandora Boxx, she told us “Cooter” was this crazy idea she had stemming from her childhood of being a rock star. The unequivocal message of the song is nothing, but an extension of the zany comedian that resides somewhere underneath the layers of make-up and wigs. The funny tune also incorporates all the must-have elements of a hit song, spoken verses in a suggestive tone, and title-spelling included. “Cooter” debuted at #2 on Amazon’s bestsellers list in dance-pop. Not bad for a childhood dream, huh?
XELLE (Mimi Imfurst’s band) and the Inspirational “Invincible”
XELLE (Season 3 contestant, Mimi Imfurst, and bandmates, JC Cassis & Rony G) has just released this empowering tune whose lyrics revolve around the importance of loving yourself and shielding your soul against naysayers, bullies, and anyone trying to put you down. In “Invincible”, dance beats and heartfelt verses go hand-in-hand in perfect unison.
As if this weren’t enough of a reason to buy the track, proceeds from the sales of this uplifting party anthem go to support GLSEN (Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network) and their great cause.
Tammie Brown and the Avant-Garde “Whatever”
Avant-garde is such a wide concept, and so is Tammy Brown. “Whatever” might be one of the most genius songs I’ve ever heard. Those psychedelic echoes in the chorus chanting ceaselessly “Whatever it may be” linger in your head and resonate with the boldest side of your imagination. The rest of the song is built upon a collection of gems that make the tune a bizarre paranoia enriched with a catchy beat. Tammy Brown ‘whatevers’ through the song, delivering futuristic realness with a vintage flare. Weeeeerk it, Tammy!
Manila Luzon and the Fashionable “Hot Couture”
“Hot Couture” represents what Drag Queendom is all about. Manila Luzon does serve some fierceness in this auto-tune extravaganza that takes you back to the supermodel scene of the ’90s.The lyrics will make you loosen up and feast upon the glitzy-ritzy universe it describes.
Back in December, Manila told us she had wanted to dabble in music, so she teamed up with Grammy Award winning producers, Brian Kierulf and Josh Schwartz, and birthed “Hot Couture”. Let Manila show you how to funk it up on the catwalk!
Raja and the Explosive “Diamond Crowned Queen”
Strategically released around the same time she was being crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar in front of millions, Raja’s “Diamond Crowned Queen” is fun, fresh, and dark all at the same time. Raja toys around on a very elaborate beat that morphs and evolves through the song to finally climax into a final chorus.
This seasoned Heather knows exactly what she is getting herself into by steering away from the typical sound for which others are settling. Welcome to her pretty, pretty palace… Other fan favorites include Sahara Davenport’s “Pump With Me”, Tatianna’s “Touch”, Jessica Wild’s “You Like It Wild”, and “I’m Feeling Flowers” by Nina Flowers. Who else would you like to see belting it out? JuJubee and Raven together in a duet or maybe Shangela’s haleloo?
Don’t forget to get all your favorite tracks on iTunes and catch “RuPaul’s Drag Race” every Monday night on Logo TV. Click here to enjoy some of our exclusive interviews with Pandora Boxx, Manila Luzon, and Michelle Visage!
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