T-Pain shows love to some of the artists who helped him along the way, singling out Andre 3000, Busta Rhymes, and more.
Currently a veteran in the game, Pain has taken to offering insight and perspective to young artists, often by way of his Twitch stream. Lest we forget his recent -- and hilarious -- rant about originality, which went on to earn a co-sign from Dr. Dre. Now, T-Pain has once again come forward to drop some jewels, this time taking a moment to credit some of the artists who helped guide him on his journey.
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"Devin taught me how to mix records and keep it simple," begins T-Pain, taking to Twitter. "3k and Cee Lo taught me I don’t have to limit myself to the sound ppl are used to and I can wear whatever I want while doin it. Banner and Busta taught me how to put on a real live show. Personal influence > public opinion."
It's unclear as to whether or not these lessons were gleaned from afar, or if T-Pizzle spent some time with the artists first-hand. Either way, it's cool to see him paying homage to the influence of Andre 3000, Cee Lo Green, David Banner, and Busta Rhymes -- as well as an artist who may or may not be Devin The Dude, although that much is unclear.
Check out T-Pain's recent celebratory post below, and hit the comments if you think the "Buy You A Drank" legend deserves more respect in the greater hip-hop discourse.