Rapper (ternt sanga), producer, and two-time GRAMMY winner T-Pain can now add self-proclaimed Auto-Tune expert to his résumé.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, T-Pain gave his assessment of how effectively other artists use Auto-Tune. (If you didn’t realize there’s a scale for this, you’re not alone.) As for which rapper is at the bottom of his list, T-Pain thinks Kanye West doesn’t know how to properly use Auto-Tune.
Even though West has had a lot of practice with Auto-Tune — in between using it for his seminal album 808s & Heartbreak and on every night of his Yeezus tour where he filters his monologues through it at the tail end of “Runaway” — T-Pain thinks that West’s approaching it wrong.
“There are a lot of guys that use Auto-Tune that cannot sing,” he said. “Kanye uses it, but he doesn’t use it correctly.” He added, however, that West still “makes great music with it.”