T-Pain literally revolutionized the use of voice effects in modern rap music. Of course he utilized the convention to create R & B music, but the rap world became enraptured with his ways and nearly immediately emulated them. And boy, were there some horrible attempts. Ron Brownz’s “Pop Champagne” and “Jumpin Out The Window” were perhaps the worst of them all. Since then, with the exception of Kanye’s 808 and Heartbreak album, autotune use has largely been a toss up whenever it’s been used. We’re still truthfully waiting for someone to really make it effective in the rap game, even when it’s being used much more frequently.
Yung Bizzle’s sultry new track “Lately” proves that he just might be the one to bring the talent. The track is heavy with the feels, thanks to Bizzle’s unapologetic autotune crooning that sounds heavenly compared to much of what exists that utilizes the technology. Bizzle croons loud and effectively as he sings about his relationship with a beautiful woman and the activities that entail keeping her love. The production moves swiftly and embraces Bizzle’s vocals as he shines dominantly over the percussion and melodies.
Autotune is judged by the quality of the background just as much as the vocals themselves. Bizzle’s track works so well because everything feels cohesive – from the melodies on the backend to the vocals. When it’s perfectly mixed, you know that you have a banger. And that’s the case with “Lately.”
See what we mean for yourself below.
@RealRobotJones and @TheTeeta drop a holiday banger in “Sleigh”
Robot and Teeta have a jolly ole’ trap record that’ll get you through the winter holiday. “Sleigh” is an adventurous listen that’ll captivate even the most hesitant of fans with its enrapturing energy. Robot’s forever-weird vocals contrast with Teeta’s magnetic ones perfectly. You’ll enjoy the fierce interplay.
Listen to “Sleigh” below.
@IAMLEVIHINSON’s new album ‘FAREWELL SUMMER’ is out now
Levi Hinson, out of Oklahoma, has his shit together. The 18-year-old rapper has released his new album FAREWELL SUMMER. It’s every bit as smooth and melodic as one would imagine, judging that his last single, “PHANTOM” is every bit as flowing as river water. To see everywhere it can be checked out at, click here.
Check out FAREWELL SUMMER below.
@IAMLEVIHINSON releases new single “PHANTOM”
Hailing from Oklahoma, Levi Hinson is out of this world. His new single “PHANTOM” is magnetic and earnest; a necessary combination to make noise at this level in rap’s extremely busy ecosystem. He croons with effortless ease on “PHANTOM” that makes it one of the strongest tracks you’ll hear this month. Be on the lookout for his new project, FAREWELL SUMMER, dropping in December.
Listen to “PHANTOM” below.