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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.

Omar feat. Uptown - Keep Steppin’ (DJ Premier RMX) (1994)

The Pharcyde - Passing Me By (1992)

Gucci Mane - So Hoody (2014)

Common - It’s Your World (2005)

Was watching Complex’s latest Magnum Opus mini-doc about Common’s “The Light” and the beat to this former favourite of mine was playing in the background. I haven’t listened it in years. Somehow I got it into my head that Common is a smug twat. Used to love ‘Resurrection’, though. I think I’ve just got things twisted. Who knows what personal shit goes into taste? I mean, I used to LOVE Dilla beats and now my automatic thought it “overrated”. What I’m saying is don’t trust anything I write on here, or anywhere. Trust Bruce Lee.

YT Triz feat. Bobby Schmurda - How Can I Lose (2014)

YT Triz is from Florida and you can download his mixtape Tales From Crime Hill here. I dunno if the tape’s any good but this tune - which samples Crystal Castles - is a BANGER.

I used to love jungle. I still think it’s the ultimate genre, because the people making it weren’t musicians. The best artists are people who don’t consider themselves artists, and the people who do are usually the most pretentious and annoying. [laughs] They’ve got their priorities wrong. They’re just doing it to be artists rather than because they want to do it. And a lot of jungle people were actually car mechanics and painter-and-decorator types, like, pretty hardcore blokes. I wouldn’t want to get into a fight with them. I know a few people who were like that, and I don’t think that really exists any more. Maybe those sort of non-musician types do some dubstep stuff, or grime. But it didn’t exist in jungle for long. There was only a couple of years where people didn’t know what they were doing, and you got all these samples that are just totally not related in pitch. I really hunt down those records. They’ve got this ridiculous mishmash of things that totally don’t go with each other at all. Obviously, after they’ve done it for a couple of years they learn how to make chords and stuff, and it’s not so interesting now.

—Richard D James aka. Burial in an interview with Philip Sherburne.

radthough asked: U only fuck with trap artist or niggas that can actually rap too? Honest question

yamborghini:

Peace but you got me fucked up lols.

I grew up on the Rakims and BIGs, but I’m a student of the game and will forever be just that. I never close my ears off to anybody or anything especially when I have a chance to learn something. That’s how it keeps you young and on your toes with life period. I feel bad for people that get stuck in their ways and hate everything about this generation’s music and are too busy trying to relive their past. That shit looks miserable. 

Anybody that would write off Young Jeezy but praise Nas Escobar is a bigger asshole than most the young kids they despise. They have the same subject matter just explained differently. Nas just communicates it through metaphors complex story telling and double entendres. Every hood is the same just different lingo.

Don’t judge a rap by it’s lyricism or any of that, judge it by how much game you gettin from it. That’s what really makes a rap good or bad in my opinion.

Rich Gang - Lifestyle (2014)

Young Thug Rules the Summer pt. 2

T.I. feat. Young Thug - About The Money (2014)

Young Thug Rules The Summer pt. 1

Kevin Gates - Hold Ya Head (2013)

Waiting on that inevitable Gates/Boosie collabo. Put Starlito on there too and you’ve got the triple threat of realness.

yamborghini:

WOW IT MUST REALLY BE HARD TO DO DRUGS IN THE 90S WHEN YOU HAD SOBER ASS LL COOL J WRITING SONGS ABOUT EXERCISING AND STALKING YOUR BITCH ILL BE SICK B

Migos - Pronto (2013)

Juelz Santana feat. The Game and Jim Jones - Round Here (2004)

I put a hole in 1 - n*gga - this is not golf / I kill you and personally drop the box off…

As Ron Atkinson said to John Terry the other day. Bassline on this is Fern Gully.