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T-Pain: NPR Tiny Desk Concert

T-Pain’s fingerprints are all over pop and R&B and hip-hop. He wasn’t the first musician to use Auto-Tune as an instrument — he noticed it on a Jennifer Lopez remix, and remembers “Deep” well — but it was, as he says, his style. For a while, in the mid-2000s, he lived at the top of the charts. He dominated that brief moment of our lives when ringtones were a thing. He was celebrated as an innovator, and he happily took his talents where he was invited, which was everywhere.

But somewhere along the way, somebody got it twisted. “People felt like I was using it to sound good,” says T-Pain, in an interview that will air on All Things Considered. “But I was just using it to sound different.”

Raw talent. Saw dude perform back in 07/08ish and it remains one of the most fun concerts I’ve ever been to.

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This entry was posted on 10/31/2014 by in Hip-Hop, Live Performances, Music Videos, R&B and tagged , , .
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