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T-Pain Outchea Singin’ Without Auto-Tune And Sounding Good!

TpainWho knew T-PainĀ could actually sing? I’m sure of you did. But some of us didn’t. Either way, I already enjoying people singing ignorant things, but there’s a special enjoyment given that this is T-Pain, a man for whom the industry that now THRIVES on auto-tune seems to have left him behind.

By the way, I agree with him, intimate settings where booty tunes get sung is weird as hell and feels odd even watching. It’s like Masterpiece Theatre reading a Zane novel.

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Panama Jackson

Panama Jackson is pretty fly (and gorgeous) for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. He refuses to eat cocaine chicken. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future. You can hit him on his hitter at panamadjackson@gmail.com.

  • Madame Zenobia

    He actually sounds great. What’s crazy about this is listening to him actually made me like and appreciate autotune. When he sang “Buy You a Drink”, his voice was great but it completely changed the vibe of the song. It sounded like a sad, R&B, John Legend type joint. It was way too serious sounding. I like the auto-tune, it makes those songs more fun and enjoyable. I’m really glad to know he can sing though.

  • Mari

    OMG! I just tweeted about this like 5 minutes ago. Loved this NPR special and secretly been here for TPain since the earliest days. His songs were def my ringtones for months and months, back when having ringtones were some sort of ratchet status symbol. #college

    • menajeanmaehightower

      I’ve had a thing for T-Pain since school. I can’t help it.

  • Epsilonicus

    “Buy You A Drank” was my turning 21 anthem in college. I hear that and it makes me wanna crack open a cold one.

    Dudes sounded good. I hope he does some music without the autotune just to try something different.

  • Jocelyn

    Panama Jackson, you have messed up my day. I am so confused.

    • panamajackson

      You’re welcome.

  • Tonja (aka Cheeks)

    This effed up the entire earth’s dynamic. I bet now what goes up, stays up and walks it out.
    Also, I wanna use this post to point out a misheard lyric. When T-Pain said, “Oakley shades”, I thought for the LONGEST he said “ol’ cliches.” Why? Why? Tell ’em that it’s Cheekie nature.

  • That’s T-Pain’s real voice, B? “It’s a Trap!”

  • Epsilonicus

    Can I say that I also love that this was tagged as “booty tunes”. Bwahahahaha

    • panamajackson

      There is something hilarious about the term “booty tunes”

  • Baemie St. Patrick

    Buy You a Drank was my life’s anthem at 23. Drankin Patna is classic T-Pain. He and the Dream are two my favorites ever IDC IDC IDC

  • His singing voice isn’t bad, but he’s much, much better as an emcee.

  • I downloaded all of these when they hit Tumblr. Nice to read a book to with a glass of sweet red wine in hand. Very chill.

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