Bryson Tiller and T-Pain argue that they are influenced by rap, but should not be considered rap artists.
T-Pain is one of the most accomplished artists in the last two decades, however, nobody has been able to quite place him in a single genre. Is he a rapper? A singer? Or a mix of both?
The auto-tuned genius even titled an entire album Rappa Ternt Sanga in an attempt to re-brand himself within the music industry. Still, to this day, Teddy Penderazdoun has been unable to shake the rap underline. He took to Twitter to prove a point this week.
"I. AM. NOT. A. RAPPER," adamantly stated T-Pain. "Do ppl legit think I’m Sprung, Stripper, Buy u a drank, bartender, etc. are RAP songs?! Some of them even hav a rapper ON em!!! Do y’all think my verses on byad were rap verses? Do y’all for real think that’s me trying to rap? Have you heard rap? CHRIST!"
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Bryson Tiller heard that loud and clear, agreeing that he has also been thrown into that same territory.
"We both deal with this bro," said the Trap Soul artist. "We’re just inspired by Rap music (as we should be because what’s life without Rap music) but at the Core it’s R&B!! Rapper Turnt Sanga! Sanga Turnt Rapper! perspective."
Where would you place Bryson Tiller and T-Pain in the music landscape?