This is a headline I didn't expect to write in my entire existence as an editor... Antares Autotune is one of the most well-known plug-ins, used by musicians across the planet to help transform their vocals either subtly or dramatically. As you all know, a movement of rappers has embraced the software, going all-out in their use of Autotune to achieve a near-robotic sound. Nessly is one of those performers and he decided to take things to the next level recently. The rapper actually claims to have gotten an Antares Autotune implant in his arm to alter his voice whenever he wants. You read that correctly.
It's possible that the Atlanta rapper is trolling us all with some masterful greenscreen work -- and if he is, then he's doing a great job -- but something about this is seriously hilarious. Before today, we had never heard of Autotune implants but Nessly appears to be one of the first to wear the hardware on his sleeve, literally. He shared a video of himself opening it up and singing in his altered vocals.
The video has been shared all over social media with people questioning aloud whether or not the rapper is capping. Nessly says he's the first to have gotten the implant, which would truly be some cyborg shit if it ends up being true. What do you think?