Custom Search 1

T-Pain: Hate auto-tune? Don’t listen to my music!


US HITMAKER T-Pain has rubbished critics who feel he uses too much auto-tune in his music.

The US singer and rapper, born Faheem Rasheed Najm, is famed for using the voice-altering technique to enhance his vocals with computerized sound effects.

His heavy use of auto-tune has earned him criticism from those who feel the technique makes his music boring and repetitive. But the Buy You A Drink star says that anyone who doesn’t like his music should simply not listen to it.

“I don’t think there’s any such thing of over-using a technique,” the 26-year-old told The Voice. “It’s like saying, ‘you use too much echo.’ It’s just a technique.

“Auto-tune is fun; that’s the reason everybody else wants to use it. But if people feel I overuse it, don’t listen to my music, how about that?”

The Tallahassee-born artist once again demonstrates his love for auto-tune on his new album, Revolver; the follow-up to his 2008 album Thr33 Ringz.

Discussing his three-year hiatus from the music business, he said: “When I left, it was perfect timing. I didn’t want people to get bored or tired of me. So I decided to take time off to let people miss me and to give everybody else the chance to suck at auto-tune! Then I’d come back and wow the crowd again.”

Read the full T-Pain interview in The Voice this week, out on December 8

Annual subscription for The Voice newspaper print edition.

Read more stories like this in our weekly printed newspaper. To purchase an annual subscription, complete the form below and enter the code 'ONLINE2017.

* indicates required
() - (###) ###-####
Facebook Comments