Autotune. Love it or hate it?
The latest craze in hip hop music, Autotune. This musical tool is playing a bigger in bigger role in the commercial music, especially hip and R&B that we hear. One of the biggest pioneers for this 'robot thingy' sound is the extraordinarily talented T-Pain. This amazing musical tool can make even the tone-deaf everyday dude sound exactly like all the other crap sell-out artists of the moment. In fact, literally anyone who possesses an iPhone can be the next T-Pain with his new Autotune Application. All you need now is some stupid top-hats, Oakley sunnies and dreads. Have a look.
One of the heavyweights in Hip Hop for a decade now, Jay-Z, has stayed true to a lot of his morals. Something which seems to have bypassed the integrity of a large proportion in the same game. Jay-Z rapped on his last studio album Never been on myspace... Don't think Lil Wayne can say that. "Death Of Autotune (D.O.A.)" makes references to not only the complete lack of talent which autotune represents but also how so much of the hip hop out there isn't even hip hop at all.
Death Of Autotune (D.O.A.) - Jay-Z
At the other end of the spectrum is Calvin Harris' new remix of a Mr Hudson track featuring the recent convertee to the Autotune movement Kanye West, good on ya son. Sold out, sell out.
Supernova (Calvin Harris Remix) - Mr Hudson feat Kanye West