kanye gets on the bus
and what took bow wow so long?
― J0rdan S., Thursday, 8 May 2008 00:33 (5 years ago) Permalink
i actually kinda like this bow wow one :/
― J0rdan S., Thursday, 8 May 2008 00:37 (5 years ago) Permalink
here's a really good one, demarco- fallen soldiers
― J0rdan S., Thursday, 8 May 2008 00:39 (5 years ago) Permalink
― am0n, Thursday, 8 May 2008 02:35 (5 years ago) Permalink
― am0n, Thursday, 8 May 2008 02:40 (5 years ago) Permalink
good thread; keep em coming!
― winston, Friday, 9 May 2008 00:34 (5 years ago) Permalink
― The Brainwasher, Friday, 9 May 2008 00:47 (5 years ago) Permalink
last year, but so are demarco and mavado:
― The Brainwasher, Friday, 9 May 2008 00:48 (5 years ago) Permalink
busy signal - "no go a jail again"
― chinchillas they can fit on gorillas, Friday, 9 May 2008 17:18 (5 years ago) Permalink
― chinchillas they can fit on gorillas, Sunday, 11 May 2008 01:31 (5 years ago) Permalink
lollipop remix-- kanye at the autotune today
― J0rdan S., Wednesday, 14 May 2008 04:56 (5 years ago) Permalink
wayne: "tell me how the fudge taste" ooooooooooooooooo_OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
― J0rdan S., Wednesday, 14 May 2008 04:57 (5 years ago) Permalink
birdman taking some cues from wayne-- kind of a good look imo in a can't go anywhere but up kinda way
― J0rdan S., Monday, 19 May 2008 06:26 (5 years ago) Permalink
already posted x_x
― J0rdan S., Monday, 19 May 2008 06:28 (5 years ago) Permalink
i've read about gorilla zoe getting in this which would be both totally lol but also kinda fascinating
― J0rdan S., Monday, 19 May 2008 06:31 (5 years ago) Permalink
gorilla zoe sounds good on it
― kl0pper, Monday, 19 May 2008 09:04 (5 years ago) Permalink
― J0rdan S., Friday, 6 June 2008 03:41 (5 years ago) Permalink
:D :D :D :D :D
― J0rdan S., Friday, 6 June 2008 03:46 (5 years ago) Permalink
clip of a new young buck song w him using autotune for the chorus
― J0rdan S., Friday, 6 June 2008 03:50 (5 years ago) Permalink
it's the u_unit
-- r|t|c, Thursday, March 13, 2008 6:57 AM (Thursday, March 13, 2008 6:57 AM) Bookmark Link
― The Reverend, Saturday, 7 June 2008 05:13 (5 years ago) Permalink
that g-unit video is too gay.
― titchyschneiderMk2, Saturday, 7 June 2008 13:44 (5 years ago) Permalink
and what took bow wow so long?
i heard this rumour too.
― banriquit, Saturday, 7 June 2008 13:45 (5 years ago) Permalink
omg @ ill-advised g-unit sartorial direction. i particularly like the bertie wooster-esque white mess jacket things.
― adam, Saturday, 7 June 2008 18:21 (5 years ago) Permalink
― usic, Saturday, 7 June 2008 19:34 (5 years ago) Permalink
don't ask don't tell
― am0n, Saturday, 7 June 2008 19:35 (5 years ago) Permalink
refusing to click on the young buck one. is it bad?
― chinchillas they can fit on gorillas, Saturday, 7 June 2008 20:25 (5 years ago) Permalink
it sounds kinda like a sample to be honest
― J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 June 2008 21:45 (5 years ago) Permalink
lol @ g-unit dressing up like first impressions-era strokes
― J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 June 2008 21:46 (5 years ago) Permalink
man 50 sounds awful using autotune
it's like he think it's supposed to actually make him sound good, instead of using it to sound like a dying robot like all the good ones do
― J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 June 2008 21:48 (5 years ago) Permalink
-- titchyschneiderMk2, Saturday, June 7, 2008 6:44 AM (Saturday, June 7, 2008 6:44 AM) Bookmark Link
I keep half-expecting them to break into "In the Navy".
― The Reverend, Sunday, 8 June 2008 01:48 (5 years ago) Permalink
: D : D : D : D
― The Reverend, Sunday, 8 June 2008 22:29 (5 years ago) Permalink
― J0rdan S., Sunday, 22 June 2008 01:32 (4 years ago) Permalink
new single from yung berg, who claims that his autotune use predates the t-pain era
shit's aight but i can't be bothered to give a fuck about anything yung berg is doing
― J0rdan S., Thursday, 31 July 2008 01:17 (4 years ago) Permalink
i can't be bothered to give a fuck about anything yung berg is doing
That is totally rockist.
― kornrulez6969, Thursday, 31 July 2008 01:33 (4 years ago) Permalink
Fuck Berg - I don't care if he's been using it since Bow Wow's first album. That song doesn't use auto-tune right at all. There's been some great auto-tune bandwagon shit, and this is bottom of the barrel.
That COldplay-looking G-Unit video also almost ruined the song for me, which I thought was great. I actually thought 50 and Birdman had some of the better stuff that surprised me.
― skygreenleopard, Friday, 22 August 2008 09:42 (4 years ago) Permalink
somebody listen to this and tell me how funny it is so I know whether to bother with it when I get home:
― some dude, Tuesday, 26 August 2008 20:06 (4 years ago) Permalink
hahahahahahahahahahahahha Wiley's done one, go to his myspace!
― tpp, Monday, 1 September 2008 21:24 (4 years ago) Permalink
btw Wiley's given up Grime again
― tpp, Monday, 1 September 2008 21:27 (4 years ago) Permalink
O_O ross using autotune is epochal
― J0rdan S., Monday, 1 September 2008 21:27 (4 years ago) Permalink
wiley one is good!
― J0rdan S., Monday, 1 September 2008 21:31 (4 years ago) Permalink
but after wearing my rolex its not that surprising that he could do something like this
― J0rdan S., Monday, 1 September 2008 21:32 (4 years ago) Permalink
yeah I wish Wiley all the best going pop
just don't do a fucking song with calvin harris mate
― tpp, Monday, 1 September 2008 21:38 (4 years ago) Permalink
― Tape Store, Wednesday, 24 September 2008 20:00 (4 years ago) Permalink
I've listened to that like ten times a day for the past month.
Aretha Franklin hasn't heard of autotune--
There's a big trend these days to use auto-tuned vocals, what do you think about that?
Auto-tuned vocals, it's a way to digitally correct pitch.
I've never heard of that! I've never even heard of that. No, I come from the old school where you do it yourself.
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 26 October 2008 14:40 (4 years ago) Permalink
even i was tired of this except now ron browz is putting out a bunch of hot songs, what gives \-_-/
― jordan s (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 29 October 2008 20:25 (4 years ago) Permalink
Huge feature piece interview with T-Pain on his use and other's use of autotune
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 9 November 2008 19:46 (4 years ago) Permalink
Antares is releasing a discounted, stripped-down version of Auto-Tune this month to coincide with the release of T-Pain's album. Whereas Auto-Tune plug-ins typically sell for more than $300, Antares is offering the Auto-Tune EFX for $99 through Guitar Center -- "for the guy who wants a simple T-Pain effect or simple pitch correction," Hildebrand says
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 9 November 2008 19:52 (4 years ago) Permalink
I'm kinda tired of T-Pain's passive-aggressive attitude towards other artists using AutoTune. When it was just R. Kelly and Chris Brown on songs with him, he was like that's OK, but nobody else. Now a year later, he's making an album with Wayne and co-signing 808s & Heartbreak, but he's still complaining about other people using AutoTune. How can he be pissed at the people who use it once or twice, but be cool with the guys who use AutoTune on every other song now?
― Barack HOOSTEEN Obama (some dude), Sunday, 9 November 2008 22:01 (4 years ago) Permalink
"the only niggas that's cool is kanye and lil weezy"
― barack husession (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 9 November 2008 23:06 (4 years ago) Permalink
hey could you c/p the article into this thread, i don't want to register to read it
― barack husession (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 9 November 2008 23:09 (4 years ago) Permalink
it's long, but here goes:
Motor MouthT-Pain Cranks Out Hits Thanks to Auto-Tune Software. Now Everyone Else Wants to Come Along for the Ride.
By J. Freedom du LacWashington Post Staff Writer Sunday, November 9, 2008; Page M01
T -Pain is tired of hearing the sound of his own, heavily processed voice.
Actually, the Tallahassee hip-hop star is tired of hearing everybody else simulating the sound of his synthesized voice -- the one that's run through a software program called Auto-Tune for a giddy effect that makes him (and them) sound like a singing cyborg or a warbling chipmunk, or maybe a much funkier Peter Frampton.
Superstar singers and rappers from Kanye West and Lil Wayne to Chris Brown and Ciara have been borrowing T-Pain's trademark, so incensing him that he's using his natural voice to talk about it on his new album, "Thr33 Ringz."
The Auto-Tune King, unplugged?! It's the equivalent of Jack Nicholson removing his shades to stare you down, or your mother calling you by your full name to emphasize just how much trouble you're in.
"Listen to the radio, it's obvious I still kill," T-Pain raps au naturel in a song called "Karaoke." The 23-year-old hitmaker proceeds to kill the copycats with a profanity-laced rant in which he seethes: "Y'all [bleeeeeep] can die slowly/Cause to me it sound like a buncha karaoke."
Or, as it might sound via Auto-Tune: Snaaa- aaauh- auhhhurrr- urhhhh-AAAAP!
"Every time I hear somebody singing one of their songs, it sounds like them singing karaoke of one of my songs," T-Pain says in a telephone interview. "Don't think I'm not going to hear it when you take that whole style from me. It's pretty much everybody; they're taking the sound I came out with, which was real different, very distinctive."
Until recently, the so-called "T-Pain effect" was actually known as "the Cher effect," after producers of Cher's 1998 dance-pop hit "Believe" pioneered the use of Auto-Tune to create rapturously robotic vocal flourishes that suggested a vocoder on steroids. In fact, there's a long history of manipulated, metallic-sounding vocals (and sorta-vocals) in pop music, with artists from Kraftwerk, ELO and Bon Jovi to Madonna, Midnight Star and Daft Punk using everything from talk boxes to vocoders to spike their recordings with exotic, robotic voices.
A talk box is a tubular device that allows a musician to change the content of an instrumental sound -- via a plastic tube placed in the mouth -- so that the instrument appears to be "talking." A vocoder alters the sound and shape of the vocal signal by sending it through a keyboard synthesizer. Operationally, Auto-Tune has more in common with a vocoder than a talk box.
T-Pain, whose given name is Faheem Najm, is careful to note the vocoder-and-talk-box-laced legacies of Roger Troutman (of Zapp) and Teddy Riley (Guy, Blackstreet) in "Karaoke." But there's no question that he's become synonymous with the suddenly ubiquitous Auto-Tune effect, which adds a distinct, delirious and decidedly sticky sound to his songs -- many of them enormously successful.
Last year, two of T-Pain's singles and five others on which he was a featured vocalist landed in the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100, which some purists saw as yet another sign of the digital-music apocalypse. The alternate view: Making your singing voice sound like a Speak & Spell that's been submerged in a bathtub is no different from a guitarist using a wah-wah pedal to tweak the timbre of an instrumental line or a whammy bar to bend the pitch of a note.
"I've heard [the criticism] since I came out," says T-Pain, who just three years ago was a relatively unknown rapper who sometimes sang the hooks for his group, the Nappy Headz. "People were really hating on it. But I'm being accepted for doing it now. I'm actually being congratulated."
And copied. Success breeds imitation in pop culture, and following T-Pain's breakthrough, there's been a full-fledged Auto-Tune explosion in hip-hop, as heard on Lil Wayne's "Lollipop," Kanye West's "Love Lockdown," Chris Brown's "Forever," Janet Jackson's "Feedback" and G-Unit's 50 Cent showcase, "Rider Pt. 2," not to mention various songs that feature T-Pain himself, such as Ciara's new single, "Go Girl."
"You're talking about bona fide hits by A-list artists, the biggest names in hip-hop," says Dion Summers, a senior programming director for Sirius XM's hip-hop and R&B channels. "The T-Pain technique definitely makes a song stand out. It sounds so cool, and it gives more rise to the record and makes it seem lighter. He really hit on a winning formula. It works; that's why these other artists are doing it."
The chart-topping Auto-Tune converts Lil Wayne and Kanye West are given a pass by T-Pain, having asked their occasional collaborator for his blessing to use the effect. "Wayne would get on the phone with you right now and say I'm the reason he started using Auto-Tune," T-Pain says of the New Orleans rapper, whose lascivious "Lollipop" made him sound something like a futuristic frog. (The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early May.)
"And Kanye said, 'Let me borrow your style for a second.' He would tell you, 'Yeah, I took that from Pain.' " West has taken it and run, straight into the studio: On his upcoming album, "808s & Heartbreak," the erstwhile rapper proffers processed vocals that sound as if they were sung by Stephen Hawking's vocal synthesizer. "If you don't like autotune," West wrote on his blog earlier this year, "too bad cause I love it."
T-Pain still loves it, too. On "Thr33 Ringz," which comes out Tuesday, he continues to embrace the technology. Aside from "Karaoke," which actually does contain a handful of Auto-Tuned notes for added emphasis, there's only one track on which T-Pain doesn't use his signature sound: "Keep Going," a heartfelt ballad about the musician's wife and children.
"I do that on every album, a song without Auto-Tune that has a lot of meaning to me," he says. "Something that important and close doesn't need to be enhanced with a lot of effects. It's already emotional enough; it should be natural. But people don't really pay attention to it, I guess. They always expect Auto-Tune."
Though T-Pain has a knack for crafting sharp hooks and catchy beats that tend to fill dance floors, it's the effervescent vocal effect that defines him. That's why he generated so many laughs when, during his stint as host of the BET Awards last month, he got into an argument with his Auto-Tuner. The man-machine relationship -- which T-Pain also spoofed in a video for the Web site Funny or Die -- rang true.
"People think I have to change my voice in order to sing," he says. "What people don't recognize is that you can't just put Auto-Tune on your voice and have a hit on your hands. You still have to make the song a hit, make the beat hot. Take the Auto-Tune effect off all these songs I've done, they're still going to be hits."
Last year, T-Pain reached No. 1 on the big Billboard chart three times: With his own "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" and as a guest on (and producer of) Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss" and Flo Rida's "Low." Notably, "Low" didn't include any Auto-Tuned vocals, which T-Pain offers as evidence that his success isn't dependent on a gimmick.
"He doesn't have to do it -- he's doing it for fun, not because he can't write a good song," says Robin Thicke, an R&B singer who doesn't use the T-Pain effect. But, Thicke says, as a producer, he used Auto-Tune for its original purpose. "I've produced for some people who weren't great singers," Thicke says. "I had to use it on their vocals."
The great irony of the Auto-Tune explosion is that the software that's now being used to distort vocals in an intentionally obvious, attention-getting, over-the-top way was originally created to do something stealthy in the recording studio: correct pitch problems.
While pop music isn't anything like rocket science, it took a geophysicist to figure out how to clean up wrong notes. Twenty years ago Harold "Andy" Hildebrand, who'd spent nearly two decades doing seismic data research in the oil industry, started a company, Jupiter Systems (since renamed Antares), that applied mathematical models and digital-signal processing technology to musical applications. Its first program was used to create seamless synthesizer loops.
The idea for Auto-Tune came during lunch one day, when Hildebrand was jokingly asked by the wife of a sales rep to come up with an algorithm that might make her singing sound better. "We were discussing what I should do next, and she said, 'Maybe you could make a box for me that would make my voice in tune,' " Hildebrand says from his Northern California office. "And everybody just stared down at their lunch. . . . Everybody knew it was impossible and was therefore a stupid idea." So of course, he says, he had to do it.
The result was a software plug-in that corrects a singer's pitch, in a way that's theoretically imperceptible to the untrained ear. "The automatic algorithm compares the pitch of the singer to a scale, then gradually moves the singer's pitch toward the scale note," Hildebrand says.
Introduced by Antares in 1997, the Auto-Tune application was revolutionary. It reduced the need for -- and expense of -- doing countless vocal retakes in pursuit of a perfect end-to-end vocal; it also allowed singers (J. Lo) with pitch problems (Britney) to sound somewhat palatable (Cassie).
Auto-Tune and pitch-correction programs like it are now used in just about every pop genre. There's also a version that can be used during concerts. (Is it live? Yes. Are you hearing the music naturally, without "invisible" fixes? Maybe not.)
It's so prevalent that Nashville producers rave when they encounter mainstream country singers, like Ashton Shepherd, who can record without any pitch correction. Harvey Mason Jr., a successful pop and R&B songwriter-producer, conservatively estimates that 60 percent of recording artists are using Auto-Tune as it was originally intended. But, he says: "I don't think I've ever had an artist ask for it. Most artists assume they don't need it."
He adds: "A lot of times, you're just trying to salvage a great performance that you might lose because of one bad note. You're not using it for total pitch correction. But some people just slam it, and everything they sing comes out in tune. You have to be careful with it -- sometimes Auto-Tune sterilizes performances and makes them sound clinical."
Is it cheating?
"I don't engage in those conversations," Hildebrand says. "I just make software."
He laughs, then notes that he's making money, too. Lots of it. "The industry's going to have to make up its own mind [if] it's a monster or not." (And anyway, says Hildebrand, who earned union scale in a symphony orchestra while in high school and studied composition at Rice University's Shepard School of Music: "Frankly, I don't listen to pop music.")
Summers, the satellite radio programmer, says the answer to the cheating question "really depends on what you use music for. If you're talking about singing at its purest, then absolutely. It's kind of the equivalent to taking steroids at the Olympics. If you're a singer, sing. But this is the entertainment industry. Take the J. Lo example. It's a look, a feel, a vibe. It doesn't really matter how she sings. You come to see her in concert, you know she's not doing a Whitney [Houston]. You're not there for that. You're there to be entertained."
Ne-Yo, the neo-classic soul man who has the No. 1 single on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week in "Miss Independent," says he despises Auto-Tune. "It takes the emotion out of your voice. And it's really used in the place of having actual vocal ability or skill."
But, he adds, "T-Pain has figured out a way to use it to where he can get a point across with it. Personally, I dig his style."
In T-Pain's hands, Auto-Tune is used as a tool, not a crutch -- a sort of flavor enhancer that falls somewhere between sweet cream butter and MSG. To achieve the effect, the Auto-Tune's "retune speed" setting is adjusted to zero; rather than moving a vocal toward the nearest correct note gradually, it's processed almost instantly, resulting in an unnatural stair step in pitch that makes human vocals sound unhuman. "It really wasn't meant to be used that way," Hildebrand says, "but it's becoming really popular."
So much so that Antares is releasing a discounted, stripped-down version of Auto-Tune this month to coincide with the release of T-Pain's album. Whereas Auto-Tune plug-ins typically sell for more than $300, Antares is offering the Auto-Tune EFX for $99 through Guitar Center -- "for the guy who wants a simple T-Pain effect or simple pitch correction," Hildebrand says.
This, of course, means more T-Pain copycats are inevitable. Some will be more famous than others: Sean "Diddy" Combs has already announced that his next album will feature a heavy dose of Auto-Tuned vocals, which actually sounds like an upgrade, given how monochromatic the mogul-rapper's voice tends to be in recorded form. Christina Aguilera -- a bona fide belter who doesn't need the help -- has hinted that she might experiment with the effect, too.
And eventually, this too shall pass -- just like the trend of using speeded-up soul samples in hip-hop several years ago, and the "radio voice" trend in R&B around 2001-2002, when certain lines were filtered and processed so that they'd sound as if they were being sung through a transistor radio or a telephone.
Until then, the frontman for the futuristic hip-hop movement has an idea. "Everybody's singing like me," T-Pain says, "so I figure maybe I should rap like everybody else."
― donna rouge, Sunday, 9 November 2008 23:55 (4 years ago) Permalink
Hooray for autotuned gospel:
― these bitches they hatin cuz i just put my new weave in (The Brainwasher), Friday, 28 November 2008 13:00 (4 years ago) Permalink
the new Lionel Richie single is autotuned, and it's lame, because the natural timbre of his voice is a huge part of his appeal
I mean I know nobody cares about a new Lionel Richie single but anyhow
― J0hn D., Tuesday, 2 December 2008 15:00 (4 years ago) Permalink
apparently bon iver
― jordan s (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 2 December 2008 17:07 (4 years ago) Permalink
i like this :-/
― (jaxon) ( .) ( .) (jaxon), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 07:05 (4 years ago) Permalink
― defensive of decent LOLs (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 23 April 2009 16:46 (4 years ago) Permalink
― some dude, Tuesday, August 26, 2008 4:06 PM (7 months ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink
somebody listen to The Game's autotune track and etc.
― Excuse Me While I Pimp My Al Shipley (some dude), Thursday, 23 April 2009 16:58 (4 years ago) Permalink
already pulled from the site, go figure.
― defensive of decent LOLs (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 23 April 2009 17:05 (4 years ago) Permalink
i was supposed to go on the local NPR affiliate and talk about AutoTune for some segment they were doing about a month ago, but they postponed it and i haven't heard anything about it since then :)
― some dude, Thursday, 23 April 2009 17:07 (4 years ago) Permalink
oops i meant :(
― 4,000 hoes in blackburn, lancashire (M@tt He1ges0n), Thursday, 23 April 2009 22:53 (4 years ago) Permalink
You know, I like it!
― defensive of decent LOLs (forksclovetofu), Friday, 24 April 2009 05:10 (4 years ago) Permalink
Discussing US R&B singer T-Pain’s Auto-Tune-aided hits in 2007, music critic Jody Rosen declared that, ‘T-Pain represents a kind of symbolic severing of African-American music from its traditional emotionalism […] the impassioned melismas that have powered black popular singing for decades are smoothed into synthetic gasps.’
― dick having, you know (forksclovetofu), Monday, 4 May 2009 16:39 (4 years ago) Permalink
i want to hear "WE ARE READY TO LEAD ONCE MOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRE" sampled in every song released this year
― I’ve seen a lot in my days as an mp3 blogger (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 May 2009 21:35 (4 years ago) Permalink
the keytar and fake mustache at 1:21 are a pretty good indication of just how played out this is going to be as a comedy device in a matter of months, though
― some dude, Tuesday, 12 May 2009 21:48 (4 years ago) Permalink
T-Pain represents a kind of symbolic severing of African-American music from its traditional emotionalism […] the impassioned melismas that have powered black popular singing for decades are smoothed into synthetic gasps.
This is totally backwards. Or at least, it misses about 50% of the point of the Autotuning craze -- some "soulful" singers use it to obscure their traditional impassioned melisma, but I would guess that as many if not MORE performers who have no natural singing ability are using it to create music that they probably couldn't handle without the Autotune. Kanye is the obvious example, but T-Pain himself is actually a pretty good example, too.
The biggest issue I have with anti-Autotuning arguments is that they tend to look at Autotune from the wrong angle. They argue (like Jody Rosen and Ben Gibbard etc. etc.) that it somehow "robs" the human voice of its "soul." That's not what it's doing -- Autotuning takes a fundamentally electronic vocal manipulation technique (and here I'm talking about Autotuning as vocoder, not as vocal airbrush) and reinserts the human voice into it. It's pretty much the only electronic vocal technique that keeps the precise grain of the voice despite filtering it. It's interesting to see which performers kind of slide through the Autotune with no trace of a personality afterwards -- Jamie Foxx and (arguably) T-Pain himself don't retain much humanness in their voices once they've been processed, and this might be a commentary of sorts on the distinctiveness (or lack thereof) of their original voices. Except in both of their cases Autotuning is pretty great -- "Blame It" is the best song Jamie Foxx has ever done by a hundred miles and T-Pain has essentially created a "voice" (signature) from basically nothing.
xpost: ARGH why do these idiots have to make extra jokes? LET KATIE COURIC SING GODDAMMIT
― dabug, Tuesday, 12 May 2009 21:56 (4 years ago) Permalink
I mean these videos themselves are sort of a case in point in a weird way. Couric and Obama actually come across as music personalities in their own right, while the conservative talkers with more abrasive personalities/voices essentially sound like they're talking. Hannity, Kudlow, Glenn Beck, and Bill O'Reilly just sound like themselves. I'm guessing Olbermann wouldn't sound very good with Autotune either.
― dabug, Tuesday, 12 May 2009 22:01 (4 years ago) Permalink
still waiting for a trend in pop music that ILM does not endorse
― hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 12 May 2009 22:51 (4 years ago) Permalink
heard this on the radio and couldn't even tell if it was a parody of ads companies run on R&B stations or not
― 1 drWN 3v3Ry+h1n G!!!1 (Whiney G. Weingarten) (some dude), Friday, 29 May 2009 14:57 (4 years ago) Permalink
Seriously here: I don't know of anybody else who's been consistent in dropping such good catchy music month in and month out as these guys.This one's in top form! HELL NO
― Why? I forget what biologists have suggested. (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 12 July 2009 22:05 (3 years ago) Permalink
― That is awful. I am sorry. Help it up. That is mean. (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 5 September 2009 17:27 (3 years ago) Permalink
is this a joke thread? if not, dunno if i've posted this before but:
― k3vin k., Saturday, 5 September 2009 17:39 (3 years ago) Permalink
every girl in the place lookin like beyoncei must be trippin, done too much sippin again
― I AM NOT ONE TO PURSUE GAME, MY FRIEND - NO, INDEED. (forksclovetofu), Friday, 30 October 2009 02:43 (3 years ago) Permalink
― stetsaSYSTEM (The Reverend), Friday, 30 October 2009 06:58 (3 years ago) Permalink
um, this is the first autotune the news i will not be stanning for.
― forksclovetofu, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 20:43 (3 years ago) Permalink
i would ask you to actually post whatever you're talking about but fuck autotune the news imo
― fuckshitpop (some dude), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 21:13 (3 years ago) Permalink
i would post it, but it sucks.
― forksclovetofu, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 21:14 (3 years ago) Permalink
― I have been forks-style since day one (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 24 June 2010 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink
the autotune slap chop ad is the only comedy/advertising/meta appropriation of autotune that i really think is catchy or enjoy at all
― know the (ledge) (some dude), Thursday, 24 June 2010 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink
agreed re: slap chop, shit actually got stuck in my head at one point. This one has some great/catchy things going on melodically but I'm sort of icked out by the project:
― Doctor Casino, Monday, 9 August 2010 07:43 (2 years ago) Permalink
No need to be icked; the Autotune the News guys reached out to the Dodson family and are splitting the proceeds. Full length is mostly an excuse to play the chorus four times:
― 8o---e*.\\\||///.*ə---o8 (forksclovetofu), Monday, 9 August 2010 15:40 (2 years ago) Permalink
So the "Sunny D and Rum" meme (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/sunny-d-and-rum) looks to be the first time that the person the gregory bros. autotuned couldn't get the joke and instead went into hiding. Was curious to see when/if this would happen and how they handle it. Looks like they treat it as a single that doesn't become a hit.
― a pun based on a popular ilx meme (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 6 November 2010 13:08 (2 years ago) Permalink
― a pun based on a popular ilx meme (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 6 November 2010 13:13 (2 years ago) Permalink
― I'm a nerd and nerdy things happened (forksclovetofu), Friday, 12 August 2011 17:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
how is that post/link not from 2009
― some dude, Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
honestly just wondering that myself.
― I'm a nerd and nerdy things happened (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 13 August 2011 04:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
first one that clicked with me in a long while
― "Batshit crazy," the foam clog tycoon said. (forksclovetofu), Friday, 17 August 2012 17:38 (10 months ago) Permalink
first rap song using autotune ?
― sisilafami, Thursday, 14 March 2013 19:14 (3 months ago) Permalink
JT Money is so dopesounds like autotune to me.
― the craziest half-court shots and wildest WAGs (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 14 March 2013 23:03 (3 months ago) Permalink