Bei Maejor cooks up more “Trouble” on the remix to the first single off his forthcoming RCA Records debut. The singer-songwriter recruits Wale, Trey Songz, and T-Pain for the all-star remix, which features J. Cole’s original verse. During his appearance on “106 & Park,” the 24-year-old hinted that there would be an additional guest, but he’s missing from this version.
T-Pain takes his haters to task in the second part of his interview with Rap-Up TV. The Auto-Tune master, whose fourth album rEVOLVEr was released earlier this month, explained why he has no many haters. “People feel like what I’m doing is easy,” he said. “They feel like you don’t have to write a good song to have a smash.”
Pain even compared himself to “Jersey Shore” star Snooki. “How many people hate Snooki? Snooki’s rich. [They] ain’t saying nothing about that. She got rich for being Snooki, but she rich and you can’t do nothing about it ’cause you sitting at home blogging about how much you hate somebody that’s rich.”
After Jay-Z released his anti-Auto-Tune anthem “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune),” T-Pain’s craft came under fire, but he acknowledged the positive impact it had on his career. “The crazy thing is, and a lot of people don’t see it like this, but if you really look at it, he made me famous,” he explained. “A lot of people see this as a bad thing, but it only made me more famous because no one knew who he was talking about. If I can be in Jay-Z’s category at the end of the day, I am fantastic. I love it.”
When he ran into Jay after the song’s release, there was no beef. “That whole thing was stupid,” he said. “He’s Jay-Z, he’s got probably more power than anybody in the industry right now and I’m me, so nothing’s gonna change. I make smashes, he make money, nothing’s gonna change.”
T-Pain turned off the Auto-Tune and showed off his natural voice on Tuesday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Teddy P. took a seat at the piano on the outdoor stage in Hollywood to perform “Drowning Again,” one of the most personal songs off his album rEVOLVEr. Dressed in a leather straight jacket, he returned for his hit “5 O’Clock,” accompanied by Skye of Sophia Fresh.
With his new album rEVOLVEr in stores today, an overjoyed T-Pain sat down with Rap-Up TV in Beverly Hills. The Auto-Tune master was all laughs as he discussed how the project stacks up to his previous works. “I really took my time on this album,” he explained. “Usually it takes me four or five months to make an album. This one took two-and-a-half years. I think I’m this close to perfecting my craft. I haven’t reached my peak yet at all.”
The “5 O’Clock” hitmaker also shed light on what happened to his highly-publicized collaborative album with Lil Wayne. “When [Wayne] got into his litte trouble, that was right at the peak of when we was like, ‘OK, let’s go. Let’s do this now.’ He finally had time, then he went to jail,” said Pain, who recorded eight or nine songs for the project before it was scrapped.
While he’s still up for it, he doesn’t think Weezy is interested. “Things happen and I’m pretty sure he’s over the whole idea now. I don’t even be bringing it up to him no more. I’m pretty sure he’s way past that right now. He’s doing big things.”
However, the two did collaborate for rEVOLVEr on the in-your-face anthem “Bang Bang Pow Pow,” produced by T-Minus. Find out how the collaboration came about.
T-Pain feels the effects of a love “Hangover” in his latest viral video co-starring Skye of Sophia Fresh. The Nappy Boy, whose new album rEVOLVEr arrives tomorrow, wakes up ill after a wild night of partying in the visuals, which he wrote and directed. The Auto-Tuned crooner gazes out the window while pondering what exactly went down the night prior, as photos of the debauchery flash onscreen. Skye, who wakes up in the same bed as T-Pain, heads to the bathroom for a similar moment of introspection. Find out what happens the morning after.
T-Pain is letting fans get an advance listen to his fourth album rEVOLVEr before it arrives next Tuesday. The Auto-Tune master has unleashed a full stream of the LP, serving up cuts including “It’s Not You (It’s Me)” featuring Pitbull, the Chris Brown-assisted “Look at Her Go,” and “Turn All the Lights On” with Ne-Yo. Preview the 13-track set below.
T-Pain turned late night to early morning on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Accompanied by his band and backup singers, the Florida native kicked off the promo for his new album rEVOLVEr by performing his Lily Allen-sampled single “5 O’Clock.” He also showed off his real voice in a skit for comedy website Funny or Die. Wonder what he sounds like without the Auto-Tune? You’ll be surprised.