Atlanta rapper Future is keeping mum on recent shots fired his way courtesy of Auto-Tune king T-Pain as longtime friend/hip-hop artist Rocko steps up to voice his issues.
Rocko did not hesitate to speak out against Pain this week through his Twitter page.
“WORK…..,” he tweeted February 11th.
“”P.S.A….. NEVER SAY ANYTHING OUT OF THE WAY TO OR ABOUT MY FAMILY!!!!!!! WE ON GO!!”
“WHAT HAPPENED TO PEOPLE SALUTING FELLOW ARTIST FOR THEIR SUCCESS ? WHY PEOPLE GOTTA TRY TO TAKE CHEAP SHOTS?”
“BUT ON ANOTHER NOTE I JUST SAVED MONEY BY SWITCHING TO GEICO… HAHAHAHA” (Rocko’s Twitter)
Rocko’s comments are reportedly fueled from T-Pizzle crowning Future the “New T-Pain” on Instagram.
“Funny thing about that Bugatti you woke up in, #ItsMine #OhTheIrony hahahaaaa funny how “the new T-Pain” has to use “The old T-Pain’s Bugatti for his Bugatti hook hahaaaaa yea. So. There’s That. Not at all throwing shots at @Acehood that’s my man 100 grand. – T-Pain” T-Pain is clearly referring to Future who sings, “I woke up in a new Bugatti,” on Ace Hood’s, “Bugatti,” track. Do you look at Future as the new T-Pain? (Real Talk NY)
Future recently distinguished his usage of Auto-Tune compared to artists like T-Pain.
“When I first used Auto-Tune, I never used it to sing. I wasn’t using it the way T-Pain was. I used it to rap because it makes my voice sound grittier. Now everybody wants to rap in Auto-Tune. Future’s not everybody. The people who are taking my style are like my babies. I’ve got a tribe of kids that want to be like me… But I understand why people want to imitate the things I do. They’re dope. It comes naturally to me. My fans can expect greatness. If I wasn’t me, I would want to be me.” (Complex)
A couple years ago, Pain defended moving past the one-time infectious voice enhancer.
“You can’t stick with one thing forever,” T-Pain explains. “After you figure out how stuff works, you’ve got to start making your own. When everybody talks about (Auto-Tune), they pretty much say T-Pain. So what simpler thing to do? It’s supply and demand. You want the T-Pain sound? I’m gonna give you the T-Pain effect.” The T-Pain Effect, which lists for $99, gives users access to the rapper’s “whole vocal chain” of effects, along with 50 beats and a full complement of recording and distribution software. “They can sonically sound like me,” T-Pain notes, “but nobody’s ever gonna be able to write songs like T-Pain. There’s only one of those.” (Billboard)