We’ve known about Dwight Howard’s debut album “Shoot for the Stars” for quite some time now. We knew it was for a good cause. We’ve known that it’d be full of Dwight singing pop songs with kids and we knew it would be hilarious. We knew a lot of things because we’re all so zeitgeist-y.
But I think it’s safe to say that no one could fathom just how amazing this record really is. Sparty and Friends got their hands on a couple of songs — the Black Eyed Peas “Let’s Get It Started” and Smashmouth’s “All-Star,” which are essentially the two best songs for anybody to sing — and they are just as good as you are probably imagining right now. Dwight’s freestyle mouth sounds on the bridge of Smashmouth’s masterpiece are a particularly tasty treat.
So go and check out the tracks because you are not going to want to be one of the people who missed out on this musical talent when he was first getting started. This is like hearing Bob Dylan’s demo tapes in 1962.