listen to victoria beckham’s scrapped hip hop album, the internet’s latest gift
The popstar-turned-designer’s brief foray into hip hop has been leaked, proving the world is a strange and wonderful place.
By her own admittance, Victoria Beckham was not the biggest musical talent in the Spice Girls. There's no doubt she brought something special to the group, but her vocals weren't it. Considering that, it's pretty impressive that at some point in time the icon thought she could take on hip hop.
In 2003, Victoria teamed up with Roc-A-Fella cofounder Damon Dash to record a six-track demo. It was meant to be the base of an album called Come Together. That was until she, or someone close to her, realised the venture was probably misguided and the whole thing was scrapped before it reached public ears. Until now, when the glorious magic of the internet has bestowed on us an unparalleled gift: the leaked recordings.
Apparently the tapes were procured by someone who bought them off eBay. Enjoy a sample of what could have been.
Text Wendy Syfret
Photography Josh Olins
[The Whatever The Weather Issue, No. 317, Pre-Spring 2012]