Did T-Pain Back Down on Auto-Tune?

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Back in June, T-Pain boldly declared that "Jay-Z done dropped the 'Death of Auto-Tune,' and it's time for me to come back," whetting our appetites for the greatest pitch-correction-software hip-hop showdown ever. He piped up again earlier this month at a show, claiming that Jay "is 59 years old," and T-Pain certainly wasn't backing off his allegiance to the 'Tune when he debuted his own iPhone application a couple of weeks ago. But over the weekend, he released "Dope," the first track off his hilariously titled new album, Revolver, a song that features, at least to our ears, NO AUTO-TUNE. What the hell is going on here? Jay-Z has probably already started gloating. [2DopeBoyz]