Tuesday, August 21, 2007

It's okay.

Really, it is. I can hold your hand if you want, you know, to ease the moment. You can listen to T-Pain, you’re old enough. You won’t have nightmares, I swear. Just take a deep breathe, relax your muscles. Shake all those preconceived notions out of your head. And no, those orange dreads are not appendages. Silly, just silly. Please, delve into what you would normally write off.

That was me a month ago. I braced myself, my ears held on for dear life, as T-Pain started dripping from the speakers. T-Pain? ‘I am gay’ was the first thought in my mind. As a 20 year old male my sexuality came into question. No. I quickly diverted the attention to another question: Am I insane? Maybe. Yet I ended those pensive moments with a chartered thrill ride into an unknown.

I didn’t mind T-Pain when he released Rappa Ternt Sanga. He was a novelty or one of those babies that you see that’s not cute. When “Buy You a Drink” came out my willingness for Rappers turned Singers shuttered. And when I’d heard his next single was “Bartender” hope for decency vanished.

I classified T-Pain, I put him in a box, before I actually gave him a listen. I hereby sincerely apologize to Faheem Najm. While T-Pain week sounds like a joke—it surely would be a fine one, the finest one—it is in all seriousness. I mean T-Pain is no Nas (who is, right?) so you have to take his music with a grain of salt. Just… shutdafuckup. It’s just when you have epiphanies in life, and you don’t have many, you really feel like sharing it.


At 1:57 AM, Blogger Megatron in the Trunk said...

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At 1:57 AM, Blogger Megatron in the Trunk said...

T-Pain gets the gangsta's to calm down in the club. Crunkishness is out even though I secretly miss it. The trade-off has been bubblegum dances for 14 year-old girls (not a good look for me).

T-Pain is a much needed figure in R&B/Soul/HipHop/Black Music.

Thank you T-Pain!

At 10:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, T-Pain has been a common subject in my musical debates amongst friends who actually listen to music...I have come to the conclusion that: Although Teddy Pain can be a bit silly on his 'Epiphany' CD and makes you and I laugh, he has some songs that are miraculously and surprisingly 'good'. (Good being synonymous with catchy)

For example, songs such as "Yo Stomach", "Time Machine", "Suicide", and the Notorious Singles: "Buy U A Drank", and "Bartenderrrrr" prove he can make a song. They may not be the greatest songs with depth or just flat out subject matterless, but somehow he still executes.

Roger Troutman would be proud to see somebody dusted off his old ass "Voice Changer" on e-bay and put some use to it...

At 1:15 PM, Blogger TreyPeezy.com said...

Well the ALBUM WAS WACK! Great artist, and he will be around for a while!


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