- Published on Wednesday, October 20 2010
- Written by RJ Williams
Thanks to auto-tune, music was changed forever, but what has happened since it became a phone app and available to the masses? It's become the voice of viral phenoms, the Gregory Brothers.
Made up of Andrew, Michael, Evan, and his wife Sarah, the Gregory Brothers take popular internet video clips, auto-tune them, and release them for our enjoyment. By far, their biggest hit, with over 11 million views, is the “Bed Intruder Song”, featuring Antoine Dodson. The brothers, like the rest of the world, saw the news clip featuring Dodson’s sister who was attacked in her bedroom, which led Antoine to calling the local news station and providing us with a goldmine of quotable sound bytes like “Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husbands...” I could go on all day.
Becoming celebrities overnight, the Gregory Brothers and Antoine Dodson recently appeared at the BET Hip Hop Awards and continue to be played and re-played on computers everywhere (and over and over again in my head). The success of the Brothers’ internet meme has also allowed Dodson to move his family to a new house in a safer neighborhood.
With quite the collection of music videos, the laughs keep coming, and as long as there is news, there will hopefully be funny auto-tuned news.