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Crippled Monkey | 00:00 UK time, Monday, 9 May 2005

Visually impaired music fans need wonder no longer about what's going in music videos - well, one music video at least, but it's a start - as Stevie Wonder's new single, So What The Fuss, is going to be accompanied by an audio-described track. Two versions of the video will be released to broadcasters: the normal one, and the second audio-described version.

Stevie Wonder: now available in audio description

But perhaps the best bit, as the story on Yahoo Music reveals, is just who is going to be voicing the audio description. Not just any old TV announcer, oh no. It's going to be done by hip-hop star Busta Rhymes. He's apparently very big with da kidz, you know, but there's no confirmation yet about whether he'll be rapping the descriptions or just speaking them in his normal voice.

Oh, and while we're on the subject of Stevie Wonder - a hugely successful artist and songwriter, with years of hits behind him - how is it that journalists can still only think to use hackneyed old sight-related puns when it comes to writing stories about him? Yes, we know he can't see very much, thank you. I'm not referring to any publication in particular, of course. Oh no. And definitely not The Independent with their "vision of a genius" headline. Groan.

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