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Jesse McCartney Collabs With T-Pain For ‘Body Language’

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JesseMcCartney is serious about shaking that tween pop image. He recentlyreleased a video for his song "Body Language" featuring T-Pain. It's the latestsingle from his album, "Departure: Recharged."

Jesse has not gone hip-hop,but he's definitely added some edge to his sound.

We saw signs of this last year when he participated in our PepsiMusic Cover Art program. In this feature, we have artists remake a songfrom another act. But we require them to cover someone from a different genre.

Jesse chose to record hisown version of T-Pain's "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')." Thethought of Jesse covering that particular T-Pain song sounded like a stretch,but Jesse was sincere.

"The first time I heard this song was in the car on my way out in thenight," Jesse told us during the Cover Art shoot. "It's a make youfeel good song. It just got a nasty groove to it."

Jesse's rendition is a bit more subdued than T-Pain's, but he pulled it off,and began performing the song at concert dates.

Remaking the T-Pain song turned out to be a strategic power move that had tohelp the two hook up for the "Body Language" collab.

I'm not mad at you Jesse.

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