T-Pain addresses Future’s use of Auto-Tune but says that he respects the rapper’s movement.
T-Pain came at Future earlier this week after posting a picture on Instagram that insinuated that the latter stole the idea to feature a Bugatti in his music video.
During an interview with Hot 93.7, Teddy P turned his focuse to Future’s music, stating that he doesn’t know how to use Auto-Tune. While he was quick to point out his technological shortcomings, he did commend Future for his songwriting abilities.
“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.”
He also noted that many musicians don’t know how to properly use the plug-in, recording their vocals and then adding on the filter after. While he suggested that Future was one of those artists, he bigged up his movement and said that he’s “great.”
“A lot of people don’t sing with it, a lot of people just sing and then put it on after, which is a terrible mistake. There’s a lot of stuff you’ve gotta know about Auto-Tune before you can start using it, because it’s the hot thing to do. But Future’s still great right now, he’s doing his thing.”
Listen to the full interview below (via HHNM).