According to the Associated Press: Amy Winehouse drank herself to death. That was the ruling of a coroner's inquest into the death of the Grammy-winning soul singer, who died with empty vodka bottles in her room and lethal amounts of alcohol in her blood, more than five times the British drunk driving limit.
Coroner Suzanne Greenaway gave a verdict of "death by misadventure," saying Wednesday the singer suffered accidental alcohol poisoning when she resumed drinking after weeks of abstinence.
Producer/rapper T-Pain has vowed to never use the Auto-Tune effect again, quite possibly ending a long-running trend in R&B and Hip-Hop music.
In an exclusive statement issued to AllHipHop.com today (June 2nd), T-Pain vowed to ditch the Auto-Tune technology for his own new, vocal processor.
"I vow right here, right now, to never use Auto-Tune again," T-Pain told AllHipHop.com in an exclusive statement. "I'm onto something that I think is bigger and better called 'The T-Pain Effect.'"
The Grammy award-winning producer and platinum selling rapper has partnered with Izotope, an audio technology company, which is the exclusive provider of the new 'T-Pain effect.'
The Auto-Tune technology was originally created by Antares Audio Technologies.
The effect burst onto the pop music scene in 1998 on Cher's hit single "Believe."
Since then, the effect has been used by artists such as Janet Jackson, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and numerous others.
T-Pain's usage of Antares' Technology made the Auto-Tune so popular, that he officially partnered with the company in September of 2009 to create the "I Am T-Pain" Iphone App, which allowed users to auto-tune their voices on their smart phones.
Now that his deal with Antares is over, T-Pain and Izotope are working to directly evolve his sound, using Izotopes proprietary vocal processing technologies.
T-Pain and Izotope will showoff the new technology on June 7th during E3, at the NOX booth.
The new owners of Death Row Records lost a round in court yesterday (April 19th), when a judge ruled that the label does not have the rights to sell Dr. Dre's hit album The Chronic digitally.
U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder ruled that Dr. Dre has never received the proper royalties from sales of the hit album The Chronic, which has sold over eight million copies since being released in 1992.
While The Chronic can still be online, Judge Snyder ruled that Dr. Dre should receive 100 percent of all of the proceeds from online sales of the album.
The judge also ruled that the new owners of Death Row Records do not have the rights to sell Dre's music from The Chronic on a compilation or any other albums.
The judge ruled that Death Row could only sell The Chronic in four formats: CD, cassette, vinyl and 8-Track