Re: HIP HOP
"The over-synthesization of many of today's pop vocals also drives me crazy,"
Your not alone there, pal. Auto tuning takes the soul out of the music. Otis redding, the temps, or say aretha...That is soulful singing, straight from the heart.
The usage of MACHINES to make a human , who usually CAN'T sing, be in tune, is cheap , cheating, and is not full of integrity.
I would prefer a heartfelt performance by the funk brothers, with the Temps in front of them, than some house beat with a talentless hack "vocalizing."
"If I became parapalegic I would try to use my forehead to drum, or my tongue or nose." - Myself