Here’s T-Pain talking to DJ Vlad about Auto-Tune: his expertise in it, and Future’s alleged ignorance of it. The creative “misuse” of technology has always been an important factor in the development of popular music (after all, T-Pain’s own use of Auto-Tune was technically “wrong”), so in an odd way I think Pain’s missing the point of Future and co, even if he is correct in his assessment. On that subject, the Rich Gang (Young Thug x Rich Homie Quan x Birdman) tape dropped today, which means that today is potentially a landmark date in Auto-Goon history. (As well as being the date on which Dr. Fox was arrested for sex offences. A great release and a great internment on the same day, then.)
There’s also an interesting part where Teddy Bendherassdown talks about making “Good Life" with Kanye, recording multiple hooks and being surprised to find, upon arriving to the set of the video shoot, that all of the hooks had been chopped up together to create the finished product. Kanye’s perfectionism is only matched - at least according to T-Pain - by his egomania; this clip of the Vlad interview features Pain’s story about Kanye getting a whole studio of musical geniuses to laugh in his face through the medium of “nicely toned” song.
Finally, there’s another clip from that interview in which Teddy talks about how stupid homophobia in Hip-Hop is. So if you thought that T-Pain was just a really stupid R&B version of Stephen Hawking, think again. Coupled with last years hellacious MustardonthebeatHo banger “Up Down”, this interview has me backing T-Pain for President. At least until I get sick of his stupid voice again.