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MC Joaquin Phoenix Butchers Rap Music

12/1/2008 2:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Joaquin Phoenix decided to spit rhymes into a mic the other night at a bar in Culver City, Calif. -- which caused everyone who heard him to spit up in their mouths.
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The guy just quit acting to become a rock star ... and if this freestyle disaster is any clue as to how his music career will go, let's just say it's DOA.

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Sono    

Do Joaquin Phoenix doesn't have any good friends around him in general to tell him the truth about how incredibly stupid that beard looks or how terrible he sounds on the mic?

2067 days ago
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Hole    

I think he sounds pretty good...

2067 days ago
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tkt    

Would you cretins give it a rest? You're the ones who routinely butcher your material and make audiences hurl -- and you send it out prime time instead of as a practice session. Joaquin Phoenix's music career is hardly DOA. It's as though you've forgoteen the guy already gave a hint of his musical talent when he took a stab at singing Johnny Cash classics.

2067 days ago
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Dr. Adams    

Stick too acting, my friend !!!!!

2067 days ago
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Hole    

Pretty normal thing....not everyone thinks they are hip hop moguls. At least he isn't lip syncing like every other tone deaf rapper

2067 days ago
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jan    

I couldn't hear his voice because of all the back ground noise, but he is such an amazing actor & I am very sad he has given up acting. Hes one of the great ones, I hope he changes his mind, maybe he just needs a break from Hollywood & I don't blame him for that. He sounded great in Walk The Line & his acting was WONDERFUL!!!

2067 days ago
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wowowow    

what a mess.
he still has the price tag sticking out of his shirt.

2067 days ago
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Melissa    

Maybe he's going through Mid life Crisis a bit early.

2067 days ago
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agent smith    

Agreed, that beard looks hilarious.

2067 days ago
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az_underground    

Joaquin is fiiiiiine. But here he sounds like a retarded YAKBALLZ. What's his stage name now? Sugg: Jack Lucious. lol.

2067 days ago
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Tamaraja    

I'm really confused right now.....

2067 days ago
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Eileen Gatti    

What a waste of talent. Anyone can do rap - rap is crap. Joaquin is a phenomenal actor.

2067 days ago
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No wonder, huh John?    

Hmmm...

Here's a thought.

Maybe he's drunk?

You know that thing that is legal that a lot of people, just about everyone, does when they are out on a weekend night?

And that thing he's doing on the mic... Maybe it's because he's drunk and not a complete prude, like most of you, and just having some fun?

Maybe he KNOWS hes being silly, because its funny, AND fun, to have.... FUN... ?

2067 days ago
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JC    

I assume a singer/songwriter vibe will inform his music more than rap, if his performance in "Walk The Line" is any indication. But why quit acting? Do BOTH! Why sacrifice one art form for another, unless, of course, he's been unhappy in Hollywood.

2067 days ago
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Kathleen    

He's hot! He can do whatever he wants!

2067 days ago
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