NSFW Rap Video Disses Auto-Tune, Twitter Noobs

But They Give A Shout Out To Kraftwerk....      11/07/09

I'm not much of a fan of modern hip hop, but the latest track from Buckshot & KRS-One, Robot, made me smile.

Why?

  • It trashes the over-use of Auto-Tune;
  • It criticizes the cookie-cutter sound of most hip-hop;
  • It looks back to the old-school rappers;
  • It gives a shout out to Kraftwerk;
  • It spoofs Twitter noobs;
  • And, yes, it's got robotic go-go babes.

Don't blink, though, or you'll miss the Die Mensch-Machine!

James Lewin
Twitter @podcasting_news

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5 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Velocipede    Said...

So, KRS-One released his first album over 20 years ago and I guess he has still has much influence. With Jay-Z also declaring death to Autotune, can it survive? What software will be the next on the list?

11-Jul-09 06:14 AM


I Love Analogue (Robbie Ryan)    Said...

That video is everything that's right with hip-hop.

Autotune was designed to be an aid to singers, but its widespread abuse needs to stop. Now.

11-Jul-09 11:50 AM


Dolphono    Said...

IT's THE REAL HIP! HOP! HIP-HOP! LOVE THE VIDEO, it's SO TRUE.

13-Jul-09 10:28 AM


DJ Sean Sax    Said...

AutoTune doesn't kill music. People kill music.

13-Jul-09 03:09 PM


Fonkateer    Said...

Do not get me wrong: I hate the auto-tune effect. BUT: The criticism of this effect simply reminds me of the time when drum machines were relatively new and the rock guys said "this is plastic, it has nothing to do with real music". What happened? Some musical styles use Drum Maschines, some do not. Same will happen to Autotune. But the effect is definatley overused at the moment.

14-Jul-09 04:50 AM


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