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  • Welcome. I'm Ryan Higa, professional singer, and vocal-styloliger-izer-ist.

  • And today, I'm going to be teaching you how to sing like some of your favorite artists.

  • As much as you think you can't sing, or as much as you know you can, YOU CAN'T YET.

  • But by the time you finish this video, with enough work and effort, one day, you might be able to sound like...THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS.

  • Not one lesson.

  • [How to sing like your favorite artist]

  • The first artist you're gonna learn how to sound like...

  • [2 Chainz]

  • Think of every tough guy you ever met with a big ass chain, now double that.

  • That's how tough you gotta be when you rap like 2 Chainz.

  • And once you've got that down, all you have to do is rap about things that are blatantly obvious.

  • She got a big booty so I call her "Big Booty."

  • Or a line like this...

  • I'm in the kitchen, yams everywhere.

  • Or...

  • All I want for my birthday is a big booty ho.

  • Yes, those are actual lyrics from his song "Birthday Song."

  • But really, once you've perfected your 2 Chainz, you can do it with anything.

  • I like this lamp yo, that's why I purchased this lamp.

  • I'm in the kitchen... Not anymore.

  • All I want for my birthday, is a big booty ho(le).

  • Oh! Gotta poop, gotta poop right now.

  • [Justin Timberlake]

  • JT likes to sing high, so the technique here is simple.

  • You just have to grab your nuts hard. Hard as the can.

  • I can't wait till I get you on the floor, good lookin'

  • Oww! Ahhh!

  • [Nicki Minaj]

  • Sounding like Nicki Minaj is simple.

  • All you have to do is rap while you're slowly leaning back on an exercise ball.

  • I said, excuse me you're a hell of a guy, I mean my, my, my, my you're like pelican fly.

  • I mean you're so shy and I'm loving your tie, you're like slicker than the guy with the thing on his eye, oh!

  • [Beyoncé]

  • So you wanna sound like Beyoncé...

  • You probably can't. That's a natural God-given talent.

  • [Justin Bieber]

  • Just try to sound overly sexy, almost to the point where it sounds like you're gonna cry, but you don't.

  • As long as you love me.

  • [One Direction]

  • Just pretend you're a good-looking British singer and duplicate yourself.

  • Everyone else but you two!

  • Let's see, I'm probably gonna need about 1, 2, 3...

  • four more people for this part so... Kageboushi no jutsu!

  • You guys ready? Ready? 5, 6, 7, 8

  • Remember that when you are feeling sad...

  • [Drake]

  • Just sound really lazy, like you don't even feel like rapping today.

  • Started from the bottom now we're here.

  • Lazier, much lazier than that.

  • Started from the bottom now we're here.

  • Lazier!

  • Started from the bottom now we're...

  • Look your alarm clock just woke you up at 6:00 am and now you have to go to school.

  • Started from the bottom now the whole team here.

  • [Lil' Wayne]

  • Now take what you do with Drake, and go even lazier.

  • Kinda like you're on drugs and struggling to speak.

  • Could never figure out our love.

  • Our love.

  • [Snoop Dogg]

  • Pretend like you're rapping at 3:00 am in the morning with your mom sleeping in the same room, and she already woke up to scold you once.

  • When the pimps in the crib ma drop it like it's...

  • Will you shut up?

  • [T-Pain]

  • To sound like T-pain... I'm already doing it.

  • Initiate autotune.

  • To sound like T-pain... I'm already doing it.

  • Yeah. That's it.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's ****.

  • [Lil' Jon]

  • -It's kind of like you're hard of hearing. -WHAT!? -I said its kind of like you're hard of hearing.

  • -WHAT!? -I said it's kind of like you're hard of hearing. -OKAY.

  • [Every emo song]

  • You're sad because you just lost the love of your life, and you're trying to get over them by pushing them out,

  • but you can't because you're just constipated with love.

  • Where are you? And I'm so sorry.

  • [Every country song]

  • Think of the sound you would make when imitating a shot clock buzzer at a basketball game.

  • Now make the sound of your voice cracking when you're going through puberty.

  • I'm going through puberty.

  • Put those two together and you got country.

  • I will never say never.

  • [Every raggae song]

  • Do you remember the Stitch voice from Lilo and Stitch?

  • Ohana means family.

  • Good, now do that with a deeper voice while bobbing your head.

  • Ohana means family.

  • And if you want to get fancy, you can add in those random unnecessary shouting sounds that they do at the beginning of the song right before the chorus.

  • All you have to do is hit random things on your keyboard and shout it out loud.

  • #%%[email protected]**&... check, check, boh, boh

  • [Every song that is difficult to understand]

  • Whether it's in a different language, or just sounds like it is, there are still ways you can sound like your favourite artist.

  • If you don't know the song, just keep quiet until the part that you do know comes up.

  • Or you can just sing the parts that you do know and mumble the rest.

  • Just gimme the light...

  • Girl you looking nice...

  • Plus you gimme...

  • And if those two tips don't work, just make up the words.

  • As long as it relates to the song title, people will probably think you know it.

  • Kinda like I used to sing the song Lights by Ellie Goulding.

  • You turn the lights off, then you turn them back on. Shinning like it's a light.

  • Actually, those lyrics could make a really good 2 Chainz song.

  • You turn the lights off, then you turn them back on.

  • Last but not least, and probably the most difficult to understand and imitate.

  • [Skrillex]

  • In order to sound like Skrillex, you need to do everything you just learned in this video and put it all together in one.

  • Initiate autotune.

Welcome. I'm Ryan Higa, professional singer, and vocal-styloliger-izer-ist.

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