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Rockleetist as depicted by Ookz & herself
|Origin||Maine, United States|
|Real name||Rachel Robichaud|
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|A sample of a cover song by Rockleetist|
"Strobe Nights" -English Anniversary ver.-, composed by kz, lyrics by Rockleetist
Rockleetist is an American YouTube singer known for creating and singing English translyrics of VOCALOID songs. She is one of the most well known and popular YouTube singers, with over 35K subscribers on her channel. She sometimes goes to conventions to participate in panels in the USA.
In November 2012, she became a YouTube partner with Fullscreen Inc. As is said in her announcement, this is expected to encourage her to produce more video content for her fans.
Her voice is often metallic and techno-like, resembling some of her depictions. She sings in a voice that often attempts to emulates that of Hatsune Miku in many of her VOCALOID songs. This is done using autotune, which the audience has mixed reactions to. For other songs, she is able to sing with a voice that is described as "soft and soothing".
Part of the process of creating a cover is explained in her list of frequently asked questions. The time required depends on the song, and varies from 2 hours to days on end. She "spends hours upon hours sitting at a desk with a thesaurus, rhyming dictionary, and notebooks working out lyrics, synonyms, and antonyms for hundreds of words that will allow" her to rewrite the lyrics into an acceptable form while maintaining the original meaning. "She may take a sentence and write out several different ways in different styles to see what flows with the song in a [...] fluid and natural manner." Creating duets is described as an even more difficult process because doing so requires effort in vocal blending and filtering the sound correctly. 
Despite her popularity and busy livelyhood, she enjoys receiving comments, questions, requests, and fanart. She especially likes the drawings of herself by Ookz as is noted in a tumblr post.
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List of Covered SongsEdit
- She has a pet female hedgehog named Hershey.
- She is a fan of Disney (especially the Wreck-It Ralph movie) and World of Warcraft.
- She knows how to play the piano, guitar, and violin.
- She's had vocal training for R&B and Jazz, as well sing acapella barbershop with Sweet Adelines International; an International Organization for women singers as a tenor (Soprano 1, SATB).
- "Rockleetist" is a mashup of two things Rock Lee from Naruto and "elite".
- She is a fan of Nekomura Iroha's mature voice.
- Her parents were professional DJs.
- She plans on releasing original songs this year (2013).
- She has mentioned in a livestream that she likes to keep her music/lyrics clean and without anything too explicit.