T-Pain Says Kanye West Doesn’t Use Auto-Tune “Correctly,” Sings For NPR “Tiny Desk”

    In an interview with the Huffington Post, T-Pain was asked about the use of auto-tune in music. If you didn’t know, the artist is also a highly talented producer in addition to being able to sing and rap. He can get pretty technical when it comes to talk about music production. He liked the way other artists such as Jamie Foxx and Chris Brown has used auto-tune as a tool. But when he was asked about Kanye West’s use of it on his album 808s And Heartbreak, he had something else to say about the use of it:

    “Kanye uses it, but he doesn’t use it correctly. He makes great music with it, but the way that I use it and the way that I’ve shown Chris and Jamie to use it, he doesn’t use it that way … He sings without it first, and then he puts it on it. … You don’t know how it’s going to come out. You can’t catch your mistakes before that happens. Sometimes he gets a little wobbly and things like that.”

    But that’s not to say he didn’t like the album. He states that it’s “pretty good.”

    And if you ever wondered if Teddy Pain needs Auto-Tune, he’s shown that he doesn’t. Doing something a little different, he passed by NPR‘s “Tiny Desk” with his keyboardist/pianist Toro to perform a few tracks. Without the use of Auto-Tune Pain clearly shows he has a wide vocal range hitting all sorts of note. He runs through his tracks “Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’),” “Up Down (Do This All Day),” and “Drankin’ Patna.”

    Watch the mini-performance below: