During that part of the day that I spent desperately trying to stop listening to I’m On A Boat, it occurred to me to wonder where I’d heard that heavily-synthesized-voice sound before, so I made list, and this is what I found:
- Word Up – released in mid-1986, by Cameo
- Return Of The Mack – released in early 1996, by Mark Morrison, and
- apparently T-Pain’s first album was realeased in in the last weeks of 2005.
So oddly, we’re apparently on a nine-years, nine-months cycle for re-using that sound in catchy, otherwise-completely-idiotic music.
I plan to have my ears plugged for most of the summer of 2015. You may wish to mark it on your calendars as well.