Phonte’s Spittin’ Out Fightin’ Words

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In essence, Phonte of Little Brother says Yeezy‘s newest album is on some straight punk sh*t:

Via a recent interview, Little Brother’s Phonte surprisingly told an interviewer that he wasn’t feeling West’s attempt at singing, whatsoever. “I’ve heard … pretty much … most of the Kanye West album, and I didn’t like it. I was just like ‘Get the f*** outta here,'” said the rapper.

“I personally did not like the album. I thought it was … I honestly thought it was an act of cowardice. I just think that if you’re gonna make the creative leaps to sing, then really sing. Let your voice come out, and let people hear all the idiosyncrasies in your voice because that’s what makes you uniquely you,” Phonte continued.

According to the rapper, after initially hearing West’s 808s and Heartbreak, he was reminded of another popular artist who utilized the auto-tune effect. Ultimately, Phonte says his tune of the robotic effect takes away from your original voice, and that isn’t a good thing.

“Imagine if Aretha Franklin would’ve used auto-tune over ‘Respect.’ It’s like all the soul and actual grit and emotion would’ve been gone. That’s what it’s like to me. I heard [808s and Heartbreak] and was like ‘Ok, this n**** is just biting T-Pain,’ ” he said.

While he understood what West was trying to do with the album’s release, he felt the way the producer did it should’ve been different. “It’s like he really wanted to do more, but he just really don’t got the talent to do that sh**,” Phonte concluded.

Awww shucks. A lot of folks weren’t feeling that vocoder steez, but calling ‘808’s & Heartbreak ‘an act of cowardice?’ Gotdamn. We can’t wait to her Kanye’s rebuttal for this one. SMH.


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  • PURPPLE

    WHAT YALL KNOW BOUT PHONTE BOSSIP!!!!

    Let it be known ive been supporting lil brother on here since idunno when

    “make me hot P, hold me dowwwwn P, make me hot p, hold me doooown P”

    “you make me step my game up, step my game up yeaaah, step my game up”

    shout out Nicolay

  • WundaBoyRah

    # 1 I think?!?!? I like Little Brother!! They got some real ass music!!

  • K-mia

    I agree with him, and i dig a some of Little Brother’s music. But most people dont know who they are, and wont care what they think. Oh well.

  • Film

    Little Brother was formed at North Carolina Central University.

    They have some pretty hot tracks, and The Minstrel Show is pretty good.

  • Lady Architect

    I liked a lot of the songs on Kanye’s album, but Phonte makes a lot of sense in saying that the autotune should not have been used. I like when Kanye does live performances of the songs off the new album cause a lot of times he leaves out the auto-tune and his emotions come out. Good critique Phonte.

  • ms meca

    i never heard of little brother????

    any way i like heartless

  • Film

    PURPPLE

    Yeah, I was wondering the same exact thing. I was surprised to see Little Brother on this site.

  • PURPPLE

    Little Brother are some of the best rappers out right now, and 9th one of the best producers…and foreign exchange is extremely note worthy.

  • ms meca

    im gettin tired of the autotune on everybody except t-pain

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re is excited to see GAMBIT in May. FINALLY!

    PHONTE!!!! POOH!!! 9th WONDER! LB!!!

    I love those guys….

  • PURPPLE

    Film bossip got me pumped this morning, giving Phonte some shine and what not

  • PURPPLE

    lol@ Re, u get major points girlie!

  • Sasha

    Regardless of whether or not I agree with his conclusion; I must commend the way he articulated himself, for the most part. He intellectually backed up his point, in a specific manner. I don’t know how his music sounds, hopefully its not bitching about the hood or people needing to be better. I personally prefer, The Strokes ( check 12:51 don’t tell me Kanye was’nt a little bit inspired by that), Interpol, The Yeah Yeah’s etc. HEll I love Britney but hate damn near everyother pop artist. I Do like Kanye and Lil Wayne.

    Tangent over

  • https://bossip.com/68766/showdown-in-motown-katt-williams-vs-steve-harvey/#comments me01

    Okay, who cares what this 30..ish negreo has to say. He must be getting ready to get back in the rap game. Can people market themselves any other way then to start beef with another artists? We’ll see how many units he moves compared to Kanye, eventhough I don’t care for Kanye, let the brother be great! his words not mines.

  • Mandah aka Cranberry Sauce.. when's it gon be four so i can clock out?

    ahhh damnit! nigga who is you?!?!? i had to say it all ghetto n ish! ho sit , no lay down! stop tryna get publicity nicca!

  • PURPPLE

    bossip yall off the chain downloading these advertising pop up plug-ins from wordpress. I didnt even see the option to skip that foot locker one!

  • Film

    LOL at Purpple. I know exactly what you mean. It’s nice to see artist who’s music isn’t superficial.

  • ME

    Those are my dudes! I feel the same way. Kanye let me down on so many levels this year. How could the man that made and fought for the song “Jesus Walks” be the person that is trying to down play it now? or think that fashion is making some yellow and red shoes? GTFOH!! Hangin out with dudes in skirts and s@#$@ i dont even know how he thinks he can be part of the ROC movement! his pass has been revoked!

  • Adrienne

    Tired of the autotune….Love me some Yeezy…..didn’t buy the album and don’t plan to. The end

  • Mandah aka Cranberry Sauce.. when's it gon be four so i can clock out?

    @ Sascha
    The Strokes ( check 12:51 don’t tell me Kanye was’nt a little bit inspired by that), Interpol, The Yeah Yeah’s etc.
    ================================
    i kno ur a girl but im in luurve! have u heard of lacuna coil?!?!? ps Maps was my ish!

  • charlieblanko

    publicity stunting mandah, fareal..lmao

  • Mandah aka Cranberry Sauce.. when's it gon be four so i can clock out?

    PURPPLE

    bossip yall off the chain downloading these advertising pop up plug-ins from wordpress. I didnt even see the option to skip that foot locker one!

    ========================
    D E A D !!!!!!! LMAO!!!! 😀

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re is excited to see GAMBIT in May. FINALLY!

    @Purpple

    No…YOU get major points! Whatchu know about LB, lol? Sometimes their rhymes be killin me though…

  • emmy

    LOL @ Phonte. Niggas get out of North Carolina and don’t know how to act, for a second.

    Didn’t one of this nigga’s biggest hits from Little Brother have Kanye ON it? Oh wait…yeah it did….”Awwwwww, I see nowwwwwwwwww.”

    little brother is dope and all. but Kanye = life. like shit, like shit.

  • emmy

    oh yeah, and by the way, if any of the haters has amnesia…Kanye used autotune on his first album…if I recall correctly, that was before TPain was even heard of.

    kthanxbye

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