We all know T-Pain is like the king of auto-tune. He was often made fun of it but T-Pain walked so other artists can run.
While many of his singles are considered classics today, T-Pain faced an onrush of backlash over his sound. However, you can’t listen to a Rap playlist without hearing track after track where an artist is utilizing auto-tune to its fullest degree; and T-Pain believes he’s influenced the culture.
Some artists use auto-tune because they actually can not sing. However, did you know T-Pain can actually blow?
Additionally, T-Pain caught up with Black Girl Nerds where he shares his thoughts on auto-tune today. He shares that he’s not bothered by the “jokes and comments” about his use of auto-tune. This is because it’s been replicated in today’s music.
“The way that it’s spread and the way that everybody’s using it now, that lets me know I’ve been doing the right thing from the beginning, ’cause if I wasn’t doing the right thing, nobody else would have done it. Why would you copy something that’s bad? I know I’ve been doing the right thing from the jump.”
When asked if he thinks he’s influenced auto-tune, he replies with, “Absolutely.” He added,
“It hasn’t gone anywhere. It hasn’t been any different. And the fact that people are—even newer artists are still using it and people are coming into it and still using it. I knew I was doing the right thing. I needed everybody else to catch on.”
The music icon also spoke about his Verzuz with Lil Jon and said that after it was over, his phone wouldn’t stop ringing off the hook. Check out T-Pain’s full interview with Black Girl Nerds below. As always, stay tuned for more updates!