I remember when T-Pain first arrived on the scene he appeared to be nothing more than Akon-lite. Someone to hop on a hook when Mr. Konvict wanted to rest his vocals or go joy-riding. Since then he’s basically usurped Akon’s spot (although he’s graciously fell to the back due in large part to Pain & Gaga) and created his own lane. Even a few years ago, I wasn’t sold & scoffed at my barber’s request for a mix of just Pain features.
Since then, I’ve seen the light and accepted T-Pain for the musical genius he is. Yep, I said genius. Anyone who’s stuck around near or atop the charts as long as he has deserves some credit. Auto-Tune be damned. As always, when you succeed in one area, other avenues often open up & Teddy wisely walked through them. In this case it lead to an animated feature on Cartoon Network Adult Swim called T-Pain’s Freaknik: The Musical. Since it’s already aired & I have no clue what it’s about, all I can say is click the link in the prior sentence or do some searching. What drew me down this road was his bread & butter: the music.
Calling on Mack Maine & Snoop Dogg’s help, Pain gives the Auto-Tune a bit of a rest & drops a quick verse. Throwing some synths over an entrancing harp loop, the trio lay down the law so to speak for his feature’s soundtrack. To the effect, that I’d welcome an album titled Rappa Ternt Sanga Ternt Rappa Again.
But don’t take my word for it © Lavar Burton’s Reading Rainbow voice