Somehow trumping T-Pain’s “I invented the funny computer voice” nonsense last week, probably because you get the feeling he’s actually being dead serious, one-hit-wonder-in-waiting Mims has actually claimed that Kanye jacked the helium-voice sample shtick from him:
“I recorded my album five years ago so I did it first,” he told Contact Music. Despite the fact that if not Kanye, Just Blaze and several other producers had already dropped the squeaky-voiced chorus trick in 2001 or before. Despite the fact that it wasn’t an original trick to begin with. The final seconds of this dude’s 15 minutes must be ticking hard. This is actually bugging me because I caught an interview clip with Mr. Mims over the weekend, and despite the hermetically sealed inanity of his (great) single, he actually struck me as a pretty astute, humble guy. Maybe I’m just a poor judge of character.