Mary J Blige Keeps It Real, Defends Autotune Use

Mary J. Blige may be a veteran when it comes to R&B and Hip Hop/Soul but that by no means is indicative of a need to stay in a specific lane. In addition to maintaining staying power on the charts, Mary J. Blige says she’s going to do her… even if that means using autotune technology like T-Pain, Ron Browz and so many others. “It was for effect,” Blige told Hot 97s Angie Martinez when asked about the use of autotune on her new single “One” (feat. Drake). “I wanted Crazy Mary to get her shine on. She couldn’t get her shine with my regular voice. I used the effect. I used it as a telephone effect or reverb”. Blige defending the use of autotune on her single comes just days after Jay-Z declared the “death of autotune” at Summer Jam. Since the declaration, artists including T-Pain have said their use of autotune will continue regardless. Near surprising, Mary J. Blige is, in a way, joining T-Pain stating: “I won’t say that it bothers me, because people do what they have to do. I can’t pass judgment. Everyone else does what they do, and everyone has their own opinion. To each his own. Do what you do, because I do what I do.” A new album from Blige, rumored to be titled “Technical Difficulty,” is due in stores this fall. Listen to Mary J. Blige’s “ONE” here at Singersroom.

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