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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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I think he may get shot in a bar fight or by some crazed fan one day.
Sad but true. I think his acting is brilliant, but brilliance gets bored
especially when Hollywood produces fluff, he needs a challenge
simple as that.

2152 days ago


Please - it's impossible to butcher rap music, the stuff is horrible to begin with.

2152 days ago


leave him alone, he sounded fine. i think he is an amazing actor much better than so many so-called over paid actors.

2152 days ago


wow.. that was amazing :D

2152 days ago

Hogan's Bastard child    

This may be the best clip TMZ has ever produced. Joaquin, you go son and spit that !%^*(). Call me dude, seriously.

You. Are. The. Man. Truth.

2152 days ago



2152 days ago

joaquin is ok    

hes not hurting anoyone so let him have his fun

2152 days ago

richard g    

Not bad pretty fly for a white guy....he's got a little summfin summfin up in him the boy could flow! they boy's got sum hip hop in the blood cuz!

2152 days ago

dee dee queen    

haha ha i feel so bad for the guy...

2151 days ago


art, must always be into context and values, so he didn't do this right and if he did, he would of had what he was going to perform together before he did it, and any one drunk, okay drunk, but if you are a performer in your craft and have this mastered ,well then it doesn’t matter if your drunk, which I read, but you can't a fisher and then a scuba diver in one day, so if you’re going to go, have the depth of sea be cautious you might drowned!

2151 days ago

Ms. X    

Not bad at all...move over Vanilla Ice but I don't think Slim Shady has anything to worry about.

2150 days ago


He's about as good as the other guys at shows. They all dug it. Just seems like an entirely different direction for him. Hmm.

2149 days ago


He must have been dumped recently by Christy Bella Joiner, and he's having a hard time establishing a relationship. Joaquin left the acting business for personal reasons. There's an old expression I live by...action speak louder than words. His actions prove something happened in his life, and he's trying to deal with the pain.

2149 days ago


Oh grow up people!! You act like growing a beard and growing your hair is a mid life crisis. how stupid is that? Think about what you're saying.. sounding like he needs an intervention of some sort..and realize what you're saying is the utmost stupidity.
Get over yourselves.
he's just having fun, leave him the hell alone..
Do any of you have friends, that stop you from saying what you think, when not realizing how idiotic you all sound?

2146 days ago

june lee    

It's sooooooooo cool to see that he has some fun and he's doing what he wants while all people around are experts what he should and what he shouldn't do with his life....people let him live and leave him alone!

2139 days ago
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