Grammy-winning singer T-Pain continues to keep fellow Southern hip-hop artist Future on the tip of his tongue, questioning the rapper’s usage of Auto-Tune in his music.
Although T-Pizzle views Future as a great artist, he believes practice would help him master Auto-Tune.
“I don’t think Future gets the technology very well. I don’t think he understands how it actually works,” he said. “He’s writing great songs. He’s a great writer. Keep in mind, you can use Auto-Tune and you can know how to work perfectly, but you still have to know how to write a good song. Just because he sound good doesn’t mean he’s saying good stuff. As far as how he uses Auto-Tune, I don’t think he knows how it works. I think he’s thinking that you just turn it on, and then it just happens. But nah, he writes great, great hooks and great songs themselves. I just don’t think he actually knows how to use Auto-Tune yet.” (Hot 93.7)
A few days ago, the Auto-Tune king taunted Future as the “new” version of himself.
“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)
Atlanta producer/rapper Rocko has since stepped up to defend the Atlanta hip-hop artist.
“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?” (Rocko’s Twitter)
Recently, Future admitted he did not use Auto-Tune the same way T-Pain has in the past.
“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)
Check out T-Pain’s interview: