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Little Brother Rapper Calls Kanye West a Coward

Kanye West‘s ‘808’s and Heartbreak’ has garnered a lot of attention since its release. And while some have appreciated the rapper/producer’s decision to take a stab at something new, others had some negative feedback.

In a recent podcast with Conspiracy World Wide Radio, Phonte of hip-hop duo Little Brother didn’t hold back his feelings. “I heard pretty much most of the Kanye album,” he stated. “I didn’t like it. I was just like ‘get the f— out of here.’

“I honestly thought it was an act of cowardice,” Phonte said. “I think if you’re gonna make the creative leap to sing, then really sing. Let your voice come out, and let people hear all the eccentricities and all the little idiosyncrasies in your voice. That’s what makes you uniquely you…Imagine if Aretha Franklin used Auto-Tune on ‘Respect.’

To add insult to injury, Phonte went on to say that he felt that Kanye was “biting T-Pain,” and ‘808’s and Heartbreak’ was a “case of the reach extending the grasp.” Sounds like a small beef might be brewing. Can’t we all just get along?

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