T-Pain Debuts New Song At NPR Front Row Concert
It's been a year since T-Pain's seminal NPR Tiny Desk Concert -- the most popular Tiny Desk Concert of all time. Naturally, NPR decided to invite Teddy Pind-her-ass-down back to their HQ in Washington DC for a concert as a part of their Front Row series.
T-Pain Says "808s & Heartbreak" Was A "Direct Copy" Of His Debut Album
We know that T-Pain was involved in the writing of Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak, but last he spoke about it, he revealed that 'Ye had dismissed his ideas as "weak," even recording a strange "diss" track in the midst of the sessions.
TBT: Early T-Pain
If there was one voice that dominated 2005-2010 radio, it was T-Pain's. His auto-tuned croon earned him spots on Billboard charts and guest features on everybody's albums.
BET Hip Hop Awards 2015 Green Carpet Interviews: T-Pain, DeJ, Esco, & More
The heat index pushed 100 at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. T-Pain was sweltering in his red leather suit jacket. "I'm sooooo hot," he said. HNHH's own S. WHiT endured the heat as she held it down on the green carpet before the show, interviewing 16 rappers, producers, and industry power players, including DeJ Loaf, Big K.R.I.T, Redman, Casey Veggies, Southside, and many more.
Tech N9ne Breaks Down "Hood Go Crazy," "Fuck Food" & More Of His Mainstream Collabos
With a new album on the way, led by the massive single "Hood Go Crazy" featuring B.o.B and 2 Chainz, Tech N9ne continues to tap into the powers of the mainstream in ways most underground artists aren't able too.
T-Pain Explains Why His Aaliyah Collaboration Didn't Make The Mixtape
T-Pain's new mixtape, The Iron Way, has been very well-received, and anticipation is higher than ever for the singer's upcoming album, Stoicville.
T-Pain's "The Iron Way" Review
T-Pain dropped his new mixtape at the end of last week. After keeping busy with three mixtapes and four studio records in less than a decade, T-Pain went dark with no releases since 2012, until now. After filling up the interim with featured roles on tracks by basically every big name out there, and even taking a detour to quiet haters by putting his musical prowess on display in an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, The Iron Way marks the Florida born musician's true return.
T-Pain Says He's Not Making A "Comeback," Explains Aaliyah Collaboration
T-Pain dropped his brand new mixtape The Iron Way earlier today, but don't call it a comeback. Speaking with HNHH recently, the auto-tune slinging singer spoke of the way the industry can frame a return from a hiatus as something it's not.
T-Pain's New Mixtape Will Feature Unheard Aaliyah Vocals [Update: Full Tracklist Revealed]
The newly released "Wait a Minute" with OG Maco has us hyped for T-Pain's The Iron Way. After performing a 42 song set at SXSW, he sat down with VIBE and revealed the other features on his upcoming mixtape. Aside from Maco, The Iron Way will feature Bun B, Big K.R.I.T., and, most surprisingly, Aaliyah.
Top Tracks of The Week: March 17 - March 24
Here it is, the once-a-week look at the tracks toward the top of our charts that you need to know about. Keep in mind that these tracks are culled from the very top of our Top 100 and, by their very nature, lean toward more popular artists. This week's selection finds recent cuts from Wale, Ludacris, Kirko Bangz, T-Pain and more. Be sure to tell us how you feel and post your own top tracks in the comments.
*T-Pain Voice*: 5 Rappers Who Pushed Auto-Tune Forward
Auto-tune was something of a taboo in rap, for some it may always be, but for the most part, it's been accepted as a common songwriting tool. As prevalent as it may be today, there was only on figure who can really be attributed with popularizing the effect, and that's T-Pain (sorry, Cher).
T-Pain Shuts Down The Fader Fort At SXSW [Update: Watch Full Sets From Big Sean & Migos]
T-Pain: still got it!!! The Toast of Tallahassee took the stage last night for a surprise performance at the FADER Fort at SXSW. Backed by a live band, he performed 42 songs in all, a mixture of his old bangers and material from his upcoming album Stoicville: The Phoenix with a few Kanye West, Rick Ross, and R. Kelly covers sprinkled in for good measure.
T-Pain Announces "The Iron Way" Mixtape Release Date
A couple months back, T-Pain announced he would be releasing a Gangsta Grillz mixtape called The Iron Way later this year. The project has now been given an official release date, and will be arriving on March 26th.
T-Pain Announces New Gangsta Grillz Tape, "The Iron Way"
Pain and Drama, two undeniably powerful forces, will be uniting in a big way later this year. That's right, before we get Stoicville from the one and only auto-tune phoenix, T-Pain, he'll be linking up with DJ Drama for a Gangsta Grillz tape by the name of The Iron Way. Although we don't yet have a release date, the artwork is available for viewing in the gallery above.
Stream E-40's "Sharp On All 4 Corners 1 & 2"
E-40 only announced his new album less than two months in advance, and now the Sharp On All 4 Corners 1 & 2 release date has arrived. You can stream the full two-disc project below, via Spotify.
T-Pain Announces "Drankin Patna" Tour
T-Pain is prepared to heat up the summer with a headlining tour, "Drankin Patna" (named after this song), as announced today. Joining him on the 17-city tour are several up-and-comers, including Snootie Wild, Bando Jones, Rich Kidz and Mykell Vaughn. The tour launches on August 11th in Orlando, Florida, and runs through for the remainder of the month before finishing up in Chicago on August 27th.
T-Pain Thinks Hip-Hop Needs More "Original Content"
It's been quite a while since T-Pain graced the Top 40 charts that used to seem like his second home, but the "Rappa-Ternt-Sanga" still thinks he's one of the most original artists the game has ever seen. In a recent interview on Montana's Zoo 107.5 FM, Teddy Pain was outspoken about a recent lack of interesting content in the R&B and Hip-Hop worlds. Speaking with host Aaron Traylor, T-Pain said:
Blurred Lines: The Integration Of R&B In Hip-Hop
In the '90s the rap and R&B scenes had really emerged in to their own distinctiveness. The R&B scene was dominated by acts like Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, SWV, Ginuwine, Mariah Carey, Brandy and Monica and many many more. Although frequently featured on hip-hop records singing the hook, artists of this genre were still able to maintain their soulful sound and be acknowledged as bonafide R&B acts. The general theme of R&B songs back then were the painful ups and downs of breakups, as well as the need for love. Same goes with hip-hop artists of that era.
Auto-Tune: Hip-Hop's Rejuvenation
People do not like change. Music fans, especially. When the use of Auto-Tune exploded in the mid-2000s, many were skeptical. Today, many still are. Since its creation in 1997, Auto-Tune has crept its way into virtually every genre of music, most notably Hip-hop/R&B. Originally intended to simply change the key of an off-pitch vocal, it is reasonable for one to believe that the voice-modulating software has been taken advantage of- resulting in quite robotic vocals. Commercially, however, Auto-Tune proves most effective when it is strained to the limit.
T-Pain Announces "I Am T-Pain" Tour
T-Pain is ready to make a comeback. The pitch-corrected Rappa Ternt Sanga has an ambitious North American tour planned, which will hopefully be followed (or even preceded?) by his upcoming album, Stoicville: The Phoenix.