After a widespread backlash against Auto-Tune, which became T-Pain’s signature effect, the rapper candidly discusses his experience of “turning from one of pop’s hit-makers into a walking punch line”: http://nyr.kr/MRmMHE
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"In 2009, Jay Z released a hit single called “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune),” intended to draw a line between so-called “real” hip-hop and poppy soft stuff; it inspired fans to chant “Fuck T-Pain!” during live performances. That same year, Christina Aguilera, of all people, was photographed wearing a T-shirt that said “AUTO TUNE IS FOR PUSSIES.”