T-Pain is the original auto-tune using, top hat wearing, patron sipping, shawty loving rapper from Tallahassee, Florida.
T-Pain can be described to have a lyrical and musical style that is classified by many as Hip-Hop. Just like a churro can be classified as a vegetable. It can't though, because churros are too damn deliciously awesome to be a vegetable. If T-Pain's music falls under a genre, then that genre is T-Pain, that's all there is to it.
It can be argued that Hip-Hop is in decline with comparison to the old legends such as Snoop Dogg, Dr.Dre, Biggie, and Tupac. However, many have confused this so called decline with Hip-Hop taking a completely new, shawty loving direction.
T-Pain, being a family man with a wife and two children, recognizes the indecency of degrading women. As T-Pain told MTV about his song "I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper)", "There's finally a song about strippers that ain't degrading. It's not the shake-that-ass song or 'Let's go in the backroom.' It's a song that's appreciating strippers." As you can see, T-Pain isn't your ordinary Hip-Hop singer, he's a pioneer and an activist as much as he is an artist. All this while making it rain in the club. Isn't that awesome? Qualities such as these make other artists such as Kanye West, Chris Brown, Lil'Wayne, Ciara, Flo Rida, and many many more, beg to work with him. Poking fun at the sheer amount of songs T-Pain is in, Lonely Island, The parody group with the famous Andy Samberg made a music video with T-Pain called "I'm On A Boat". Like every other song T-Pain is in, it blew up.
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Kiss Kiss, Chris Brown's hit single in which T-Pain is featured, is one of the most watched vidoes on YouTube:
"Shawty let me holla at you, you so hot, hot, hot, hot. Girl do you think I'd holla if you not, not, not, not?" Those were the words uttered proudly from my mouth to my previous girlfriend, whose Self Esteem issues led her to believe I didn't think she was attractive. So like my homey T-Pain, I told her how it is. The quote from the song "Kiss Kiss", like many of T-Pains lyrics, which should be considered collectively the largest tome of knowledge ever put together, put into words exactly what I felt at the time. If you're not attractive, why do I bother with you? Infuriated, she demanded why I wasn't taking her seriously. I proceeded to say, "Shawty, I'm just keeping it real" Then I bounced the hell out of there, because I was going to the club.
Take note, that this is simply one of many prime examples. Of the thousands of well thought out song lyrics of all genres, I remain amazed by T-Pain's Lyrics and their stunning applicability to real life situations.