Monday, June 29, 2009
Death of Autotune (Good Riddance)
Autotune has been ruling airwaves too long. The canned mechanical loops and droning has gone from innovative to unoriginal across the board. Originality in rap music is being crushed by conformity in an industry that already has a penchant for beat biting and lazy rhyming. Though with a smash single, Kanye produced track, Jay-Z's calculated fro, minimalist black attire and millions, he's hardly the posterboy for progressive, when grassroots rappers aren't stepping up to the plate, OG's have to hit the home runs.