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Cover Star: Jeremy Sings ‘Take You Down’

Holding true to our promise of keeping things fresh here at That Grape Juice (v.2.0 baby!), we bring you ‘Cover Star’. Completing our current feature-list (From The Vault, Original Articles etc), Cover Star will each week showcase regular folk’s rendition of your favourite tracks. Recent history has shown the web to be the place to discover new talent – talent which is undeniably out there in abundance. So what better way to give shine to undiscovered talent than on your favourite site and mine – That Grape Juice!

This week’s Cover Star is Jeremy Crooks (Prodi-J). The 18 year old Rocklin, California native turns in a solid rendition of Chris Brown‘s 2007 hit ‘Take You Down’. Check it out below:

Though a little rough around the edges, I really enjoyed Jeremy’s take on the song. Vocally, he sounded a little similar to Brown, yet his voice also boasts a raspiness which actually works. Great performance.

For more on Jeremy (who also dances…..really well!), check out his Youtube page

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21 Comments

  • February 20, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    sugar says:
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    i think chris is the only one who can sing/dance this better than this guy but nice try.

    Go chris go

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  • February 20, 2010 at 12:55 pm
    sugar says:
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    where is simon cowell?

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  • February 20, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    ADE says:
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    that was great! his flasetto sounded really good in this song too

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  • February 20, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    Gorgeous says:
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    Nope that was BAD, but he is cute.

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  • February 20, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    JERROD says:
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    IM SORRY BUT I DID NOT LIKE IT AT ALL…HE WAS FLAT FOR THE FIRST 30 SECONDS OF THE SONG AND HIS BREATHING WAS POOR….HOPEFULLY IT GOT BETTER AS HE SANG MORE BUT I COULDNT BEAR TO LISTEN TO THE REST

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  • February 20, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    Ashley Concord says:
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    Wow that was so great. f*** the rest of you bitches who wouldn’t know good singing if it smacked you in the ass. His singing and dancing is way better then Chris Brown. Chris Brown sings like a whiny little b****. Prodi j all the way.

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  • February 20, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    Tiffany Johnson says:
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    this sounds nothing like chris brown. he sounds flat most of the song and struggles to hit high notes. it’s funny how some people “think” they can sing, just because they are better than their friends (who aren’t singers) and because their friends tell them they are good. this kid needs to sit in a room with professional singers who are trained and see how he sizes up. he’d fall at the bottom. i feel bad for this guy, he probably thinks he gonna get famous because he’s been told “he can sing”. there are some harsh realities in store for this amateur. Most of the comments on this article/review are saying bad things about this singer lol.

    And ASHLEY CONCORD, chris brown sounds like a whiny little b****? thats why he’s sold millions of records and this kid hasn’t? Ashley, the only whiny little b**** here is you lol. and did you really say this guy is better than chris brown? i dont think this guy himself would even go as far to say that you moron haha. so go back to the little rock you came out from under.

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  • February 20, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    Tarman Hajikeru says:
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    I’d rather see this video “taken down” than hear him sing “take you down” lol

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  • February 20, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    sugar says:
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    I wanna watch chris and ciara do their thing with this song…

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  • February 20, 2010 at 5:35 pm
    12345 says:
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    @tifanny johnson
    “chris brown sounds like a whiny little b****? thats why he’s sold millions of records and this kid hasn’t”
    oh yeah, because Britney Spears, Janet Jackson and Jennifer Lopez have a wonderful voice, they are powerhouse vocalists, sit down somewhere else b****, they broke records, they sold millions and millions and their voice is nothing special, and that is what happened to Chris Brown, he only sold millions because kids only listen to trash nowadays, Justin Bieber is the white Chris Brown, annoying whiny voices

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  • February 20, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    thatoneguy says:
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    Check out his other songs. This is not his best by a long shot. If you are really about to compare someone singing from a dorm room to artists who have had their voices worked and mastered time and time again, you need to learn something about comparative analysis.

    Haters will be eating their words come late this year.

    Just go look at some of his other songs. You can’t base an opinion of a person off one song, and you certainly can’t base your opinion of Jeremy after this one.

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  • February 20, 2010 at 7:21 pm
    Rebecca Knight says:
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    @Tiffany Johnson your a f****** idiot. Jeremy isn’t trying to sound like Chris Brown. It’s called originality you stupid f***. I’d like you to be the next cover star and see how well you can sing. Because your obviously an idiot since there are many managers/producers working on an album for Jeremy. So kiss my ass. And you say “lol” which means your obviosuly a f****** out dated little c*** who stays in there room and watches YouTube videos all day long and thinks there the s***. And your right Jeremy wouldn’t go as far to say he’s better then Chris Brown because he has something called class and is humble which you obviously aren’t since you would imply that Jeremy would even sag that. So why don’t you do yourself and all of us and shut the f*** up you f***** ass b****

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  • February 20, 2010 at 9:44 pm
    Andie says:
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    Jeremy is amazing! He hasn’t had years of professional training so obviously he isn’t as good as some of the professionals. If he had the training though, he would be right up there with Chris Brown. Jeremy is just a down to earth guy that loves what he does. And he just so happens to be very talented!

    Tiffany Johnson, you don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m sorry that your life is so pathetic and talentless that you have to bring down a good guy like Jeremy. He’s not trying to sound like Chris Brown. If you knew anything about the business, you would know that when artists cover a song they bring their own flair instead of just copying the original. Jeremy is young and has a very bright future. Yes, he still has a lot to work on, but doesn’t everyone? He has a lot more talent and drive than most people his age. I would like to see you post a video of yourself since you think you have the credibility to talk smack about Jeremy. Sounds like you’re just jealous and have nothing better to do with your life.

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  • February 20, 2010 at 10:36 pm
    TimmY P says:
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    Jeremy you are a very talented singer. You have dedication and passion in your work, and it shows through the music you put out. The covers you sing are not only for your personal enjoyment, but for the entertainment it brings to your fans. I personally enjoy your original work, especially the first couple of tracks that you came out with. Good times dude. Keep up the hard work bro. We still need to record a cover together sometime, so hit me up when your not busy. Hahaha

    -Your Filipino Brotha

    TimmY P

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  • February 21, 2010 at 8:03 am
    Topman says:
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    YOUTUBE WE ARE THE WORLD:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hhX0KkQBW4

    So Good!

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  • February 21, 2010 at 8:07 am
    Big C says:
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    Ok so I really enjoyed this guys voice and not for nothing I don’t even think Chris Brown could sing this song like the way this guy did. Yeah I said it. Whoever says that this guy sounds bad is just lying to themselves and is hating immensely. Great vocal

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  • February 21, 2010 at 8:37 am
    ANONYMOUS says:
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    MEHHH, HE WAS FLAT LIKE 90% OF THE SONG. CB SOUNDS BETTER WITH THE AUTO-TUNE. HOWEVER THIS KID IS JUST AS TALENTED AS THE NO-TALENT KIDS WE HAVE ONSTAGE THESE DAYS. …WHICH REALLY ISNT SAYIN MUCH! HAHA.

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  • February 21, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    ANONYMOUS C says:
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    FOR ALL OF YOU HATERS CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT. I KNOW THAT WASN’T JEREMY’S BEST PERFORMANCE, I DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND WHY THE BLOG WRITER CHOSE THIS SONG TO POST WHEN JEREMY HAS BETTER WORK ON HIS SITE. JUST TO PROVE IT TO YOU, THIS IS WHAT JEREMY SOUNDS LIKE LIVE PERFORMING IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUclU7J-aGo

    TELL ME IF THAT CHANGES YOUR OPINION. YOU CAN’T JUDGE A SINGER BASED OFF OF ONE PERFORMANCE. IF THAT WERE SO THAN TREY SONGZ SUCKS AT SINGING BECAUSE THIS PERFORMANCE HERE OF CAN’T HELP BUT WAIT WAS HORRIBLE.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCBlFjEnBxo

    AND THIS GUY IS PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED. JEREMY ISN’T. I PERSONALLY THINK JEREMY SINGS TREY’S SONG JUST AS GOOD AS TREY.

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  • February 23, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    Shh. says:
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    “@Tiffany Johnson your a f****** idiot. Jeremy isn’t trying to sound like Chris Brown. It’s called originality you stupid f***. I’d like you to be the next cover star and see how well you can sing. Because your obviously an idiot since there are many managers/producers working on an album for Jeremy. So kiss my ass. And you say “lol” which means your obviosuly a f****** out dated little c*** who stays in there room and watches YouTube videos all day long and thinks there the s***. And your right Jeremy wouldn’t go as far to say he’s better then Chris Brown because he has something called class and is humble which you obviously aren’t since you would imply that Jeremy would even sag that. So why don’t you do yourself and all of us and shut the f*** up you f***** ass b****”

    Hmm. You’re*. Their*

    I could go on, but I got a headache after reading the second line.

    in your feeble attempt at an insult, you actually embarrassed yourself. Congrats.

    I see hear nothing special in this video, just a bunch of flat notes. The kid is a wannabe for sure.

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  • February 23, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    kim says:
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    @ SHH. Within the context Rebecca Knight was writing, it’s They’re..not There or Their. PLEASE, If we must correct grammar/spelling on Blogs, let’s get it right!!
    Other than that, I agree with u.

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  • March 20, 2010 at 12:07 am
    INYOURFACE says:
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    Well for all you haters, Jeremy is on iTunes and the radio. So I guess you can go suck a d*** because YOU JUST GOT TOLD BITCHES!

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