Who is This? Roger… Roger who? Just Roger

Ladies… Tell me you don’t want it…

The singer is dead… Long live the talkbox/autotune era… meaning you don’t even have to be able to sing any more. Actually the man on the street doesn’t seem to mind even if you can’t as long as your voice is extremely loud (Hey there Florence, not sure what your machine is… but it ain’t no auto tune machine…)… I digress

From Chromeo to T-Pain (although I shudder at the thought that they be uttered in the same sentence) BEP to Tupac.  All of them need to (and in most cases have) paid homage to the late great Roger Troutman for his services to the talk box.

Golden Throat... Not a sex toy...

Along with the small accolade of being sampled for the chorus of “California Love” (Tupac for those who have just woken from a coma) He pretty much defined the talkbox as an instrument… I act like I know this… but I found out today…

Now its about as hard to get some download links so i’m afraid it’s Spotify links…

Roger – I Wanna Be Your Man

Roger – Midnight Hour (Swing Step funk version of Midnight Hour… Oh Yeah..)

Everything he ever made