Redman’s Alter Ego Loves Auto-Tune

Music

Vibe / November 6, 2009

There have been many debates on the overuse of Auto-tune in hip-hop today, with many “real” hip-hop artists staying away from the trend. But, today, is one of the most unlikely vets in the genre’s history about to embrace the effect?

That’s what Redman is saying, or rather his alter ego Reggie Noble.

The rapper is gearing up for the release of a new album, titled Reggie Noble 9 1/2, set for December. And, he tells Rap-Up.com, Reggie is gonna use auto-tune, and he “don’t give a fuck.”

“Reggie Noble don’t give a fuck! He wanna do Auto-tune,” Redman told the site. “He wants to do a pop record. He just wants to do music because he loves music.”

“Reggie Noble is doing the album, not Redman. Let’s get that clear,” the rapper later explained.

Redman went on to explain that himself and Reggie Noble are much different. Reggie wants the pop hit and the Auto-tune just for fun.

“The difference between Reggie Noble and Redman is that this Reggie Noble album is more conceptual,” Redman explained. “It got concepts on it, it got auto-tune on it, it got a pop record on it. I had fun on it. I’m just throwing it out, giving it to Def Jam.”

While Reggie is embracing the pop scene on this next album, dropping on Def Jam, Redman plans to return to his true form for his next album, which will be the sequel to his 1996 classic, Muddy Waters, due sometime next year.

It will be titled Muddy Waters II.

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