We recently had Auto-Tune crooner, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]T-Pain[/lastfm] in our AMP/Red Bull Soundspace. During his interview with McCabe, Teddy P spoke on the differences between Auto-Tune and his new audio tool, The T-Pain Effect, which is available for sale. Also during his TinyChat at AMP, he was unfortunately accosted by an online hater, who joined the chat only to diss the Florida native with a sign that read “T-Pain Killed Hip-Hop.”
[photogallerylink id=134424 align=left]Teddy was super cool about the situation, not taking the haters to heart, but it got us thinking that T-pain is one artist that does have a good number of haters out there. In a recent interview with Rap-Up TV, the nappy boy took time to explain why he thinks he sometimes gets no love. “People feel like what I’m doing is easy,” he said. “They feel like you don’t have to write a good song to have a smash.”
TP even went as far as comparing his plight to Jersey Shore star, Snooki, “How many people hate Snooki? Snooki’s rich. [They] ain’t saying nothing about that. She got rich for being Snooki, but she rich and you can’t do nothing about it ’cause you sitting at home blogging about how much you hate somebody that’s rich.”
We definitely understand T-Pain’s frustration, but his analogy seems a little misguided. He, very much unlike Snooki, became famous for being a talented and unique musician. Snooki made her money showing her hoo-haw on national TV. Similar, but different. Still, TP has a point in that haters don’t affect the bottom line.
The “I’m Sprung” singer even spoke on how [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jay-Z[/lastfm]‘s anthem to end Auto-Tune, “D.O.A,” a seemingly bad thing for TP, actually helped secure T-Pain’s place in pop culture history. “The crazy thing is, and a lot of people don’t see it like this, but if you really look at it, he made me famous,” he explained. “A lot of people see this as a bad thing, but it only made me more famous because no one knew who he was talking about. If I can be in Jay-Z’s category at the end of the day, I am fantastic. I love it.”
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“Buy You A Drank” by T-Pain
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