Dear Mr President Barack Obama Sir,
We all know you can do great things. You have given hope to a nation, to the world, to the people. You have endured Silvio Berlusconi’s almighty grin, Gordon Brown’s annoying habit of leaving his mouth open at the end of every sentence as if catching flies, and you’ve stopped the impending Nuclear war. All of these things must have taken super-human powers, so thank you.
But is there any chance you could have a word with your rap artists? We feel that perhaps this auto-tune thing has gone too far. We understand that Daft Punk are a very good French dance act and, yes, it did add extra kudos that Kanye West sampled them a few years ago, but we can’t help but feel it’s all got a bit turgid. We ask Mr Obama that you urge Kanye West, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, and numerous others to stop and think before they put any effects on their vocals. Also, adding some synths onto the beat does not a quality tune make.
I direct your attention to the following, the new single by Black Eyed Peas entitled ‘Boom Boom Pow’. Mr Obama, it pains us to say that this song is currently number 1 in your great land.
Our deepest condolences,