T-Pain's first single was "I'm Sprung," off his 2005 album Rappa Ternt Sanga. The track, and album, acted as an introduction to T-Pain's rap-turned-singing style.
"Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')" featuring Yung Joc
This track was T-Pains first number one overall track. Alongside Yung Joc, the two crafted a crossover masterpiece that had soccer mom vans goin' up on Tuesdays.
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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.
The platinum single "I'm 'n Luv (Wit a Stripper)" came out in 2005 and was infectious. You couldn't go anywhere without hearing the R&B/pop hit. After a slow 2006, T-Pain had an extraordinary run in 2007, with twelve charting singles to his name in that year alone. A few of those, "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')," "Kiss Kiss," and "Low" were number one singles overall. His album from that year, Epiphany, is certified gold.
Tallahassee, Florida doesn't have a lot of boasting to do in the music industry. Only a couple of big time artists have ever come from there. T-Pain put the city on the map with his run of early singles, which we're revisiting today for our Throwback Thursday.