News: Beanie Sigel Names 3 Auto-Tune Approved Rappers, "Kanye Can Do That" [Video]

Thursday, Aug 20, 2009 11:35PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

State Property leader Beanie Sigel recently spoke on his thoughts of Jay-Z's "Death of Auto-Tune" summer anthem and revealed the three artists, he felt, should be given a pass to use the voice-enhancing machine.

While claiming he respects emcees who are using auto-tune to make a living, Beans also pointed out why he does not apply the popular trend in his music.

"I just don't want my sh*t to get drowned in by that bullsh*t," Beans said. "People say they're sick of it, but they still letting that sh*t slide. I don't knock nobody hustle, get your bread. I'm just waiting for an opportunity where my sh*t can be appreciated -- at this point, like, appreciate my sh*t 'cause it's that real sh*t. I feel as though with everybody doing it -- it's too much. It's a little too much. T-Pain, get your bread, do your thing. He the originator. [Lil] Wayne, he sound good on that sh*t, he can get away with that. Kanye [West] can do that. After that, they did 'Jumpin' Out The Window' with that sh*t. Hit your head on something hard." (Hip Hop Beef)

Maino recently spoke on T-Pain's auto-tune trend-setting and why he feels Jay-Z's "D.O.A." won't put an end to the sound.

"As far as I'm concerned I wouldn't use nobody else that was auto-tuned on a record with me because to me [T-Pain] is the one who brought it to the new generation," Maino said in an interview. "He's the author of it. Do I think auto-tune will be dead? No. Some people want to do auto-tune, some people don't. I never felt the urge to use auto-tune on my voice and I never will. I'm just not a follower like that. That's not how I came in the game, so that's not something I'm going to pick up." (Honey Mag)

Hov also discussed his hit song and why it was a challenge for emcees to step up their rapping skills.

"Absolutely, it shook it up," Jay said about the song's impact in an interview last month. "It shook the town up. 'D.O.A.' for me, the meaning of it was really, it was more of a challenge than a diss record. I guess a lot of people took it as a diss record but for me it was more of a challenge. For me it was more of a challenge, you know, let's go. That's been done, we done that. That sounds good, I like the way those records sound. I'm not saying I hate auto-tune, I hate a hundred thousand people using it 'cause I don't wanna hear the same record over and over again. I'm a fan of music so that was my push to my peers, to the music business in general to a counter cultural movement. Hip-Hop is about if you're doing that, I'm doing this. Everybody doing their own thing and being individuals. I felt we were losing that." (Tim Westwood TV)

Aside from his forthcoming Broad Street Bully album, Beans was reportedly arrested this week on a drug charge.

Dwight Grant, 35, who is known as the rapper Beanie Sigel, was found in possession of under 50 grams of the drug during a 12:44 a.m. traffic stop at the intersection of Fort Dix and Main streets, said Sgt. Julian Castellanos, spokesman for the New Jersey State Police. The driver, Karl S. Dargan, 24, of Philadelphia, and another passenger, Justin S. Gaines, 25, of Westville, Gloucester County, also were charged with marijuana possession of under 50 grams, Castellanos said. Grant, Dargan and Gaines were not believed to be in jail, Castellanos said. On Sunday, Grant was on his way to perform at a private function at Kelly?s Bar on Rexall Avenue, according to a bar employee. The performance was canceled as a result of his arrest, the employee said. (Philly Burbs News)

Check out Beanie Sigel's interview below:

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