Amy Winehouse rapping: How many seconds can you stand before you press stop?

A video of British songstress and perpetual trainwreck Amy Winehouse rapping — er, I guess that’s technically what she’s doing — has hit YouTube, and her nearly undecipherable rhymes don’t do anything to help her messy reputation. She wails her way through the homemade video, her heavy accent — yeah, let’s blame it on the accent! — causing her to stumble over many of the words she’s trying to get out. Truly, a smoky voice like Winehouse’s shouldn’t be wasted on such crap. Just put out a record of what you do best — folksy, soulful, raspy tunes!

But to be fair, it looks like she’s just messing around and having a little fun with her musical pal Zalon — who was nobody to me before watching this video. But Zalon: Not half bad! Kind of a Craig David-type I’d listen to. According to his website, he’s recognized “as the lead backing vocalist to Amy Winehouse.” Supposedly, he’s also sung alongside Mariah Carey, Blu Cantrell, and Lil’ John. And, apparently, Mark Ronson is co-producing his album, which is set to hit later this year.

But back to the clip at hand: It’s just over three minutes, and you can find it after the jump. In the comments below, tell us how long you made it before you hit the stop button. (I’m guessing it’s somewhere around 46 seconds, when Amy begins her murderous, and ear-splitting, shrieking.)

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  • Brenda BuBois

    this is better than kanye and eminem put together.

  • stevenjaba

    I clicked to hear train wreck Amy. I stayed to hear Zalon. Wow. Get that man a record deal.

  • couchgrouch

    the same as all rap “songs”…one millionth of a nanosecond.

  • brandon

    1:29 is as far as I made it. I wanted to watch the whole thing just to say I did, but after he’s done singing and she comes back in with “I never knew, well, I’m uhhh…Jew” I just couldn’t do it anymore. Also, get a tripod. As attractive as the up nostril shot is, it’s just not working for you

  • erik

    26 seconds, which is amazing, because i can’t even tolerate her singing in the first place, much less her rapping, if thats what we’re calling it

  • Terrence

    Where is “The Jump?” What am I supposed to “Jump?” The video is directly below that paragraph. I mean does this make sense: I will write the word “monkey” after The Jump. Monkey. See? How strange is that?

  • Birmingham Massive

    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeasssse, do me a favour. Cant you see that its just a group of friends jamming, messing around and having a good time. Whats to analyse. Give Amy a break, man. Peace and love girl.

  • Jo

    Do me a favour. Its just a few friends, jamming, messing around and having a good time. Dont take things seriously and analysing Amy’s ever move.

  • me

    Watched the whole thing, because both the guy singers were so good. Have some patience, people!

  • jenjen

    1 minute and I was OUT!

  • misfit

    I really enjoyed this jam. The fact that Amy was goofing around did not bother me at all. I loved the song they were doing.

  • stephanelannas

    icouldn’t take more than 0.08 seconds and as far as i am concerned that hurt my ears worse enough!!! sorry amy, stick with what u r good at, whatever that is?

  • Belle

    God someone kill me!!! ;D

  • jjrodriquez

    I can’t wait to buy the CD from these two very talented people. They are amazing!

  • sharon

    Hate her anyway. She is the most overrated singer in history. She’s always sounds like she is on drugs.

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