T-Pain Announces New Mixtape "The Heath Ledger Project"

T-Pain reveals the title to his new upcoming mixtape "The Heath Ledger Project."

Back in 2008, movie fans were shocked and saddened when news broke that acclaimed actor Heath Ledger died of a drug overdose following the wrapping of production on the film The Dark Knight. Now, T-Pain is channeling his inner Joker with his upcoming mixtape The Heath Ledger Project.

According to a recent interview with Rap-Up, the newly signed YMCMB singer announced the release of his next mixtape The Heath Ledger Project. Although the title of the project may seem ominous, T-Pain explains that the title refers to the passion with which Ledger pursued his craft, and that he wants his own fans to understand that he is as dedicated to his music as Ledger was for acting.

“Well, you know how [Ledger] died. He kind of went crazy because he was so into being the Joker,” he explained. "After they finished shooting [The Dark Knight], he couldn’t stop being the Joker. I think he went so crazy trying to master his craft that he died for what he loved doing. He died mastering his craft...It’s going to be called The Heath Ledger Project because that’s how much I love music. That’s how much passion I have for music. I want to master my craft like [Ledger] tried to do before he died.”

DX will keep you updated as more information on the mixtape comes to light.

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29 Comments

  • LMN

    Not only is this disrespectful, but it also perpetuates the false rumor that the Joker character had something to do with Ledger's death, which is did NOT. TDK was finished filming in the summer of 2007. Ledger died in January of 2008 and was already halfway into filming Gilliam's movie at the time. T-Pain's use of Ledger's name to promote his CD is disrespectful, and the reasons behind his use of it are false.

  • hellrazor

    that's disrespectful. heath ledger had talent and t-pain does not have any. what a fuckin disgrace

  • c4 double plat

    teddy penderassdown is not ymcmb.

  • TPainIsSoShit

    Seriously, how disrespectful to be using the late Heath Ledger's name on your shitty flop of a project. He'll never ever have the passion (or talent) for music which Ledger had for his roles! T-Pain is so ignorant for claiming Ledger died because he couldn't get out of character. Boycott this clown! The best way to do so is ignore all press and media stories related to his name.

  • Kanye

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  • Anonymous

    I hope Heath Ledger's family sues T-Pain's psuedo-creative ass -[2]

  • TPAIN is a moron

    What an idiot. What is worse than such a title like that? T-LAME's half assed reason for why he chose it. um, ya its because heath was so dedicated blah blah blah. He must either be extremely stupid or think everyone else is. Either way he fails. T-Pain. Look at the guy's name. That says it all.

  • ETK

    LOL hey, I'm gonna call my next album the Michael Jordan project because I hate failure and I been dedicated since Day 1, nigga! that totally makes sense oh and Jay-Zs gonna feature on the album to throw out his 1500 MJ references too

  • bisquic

    This is so disgraceful.

  • Anonymous

    damn hhdx is on a roll, first with the plagiarized review of danny! and now you think t-pain signed to ym, his excuse was that he is too wild and crazy when he gets drunk so they didnt want to sign him

  • YESSIR

    SEAN RYON WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR JOURNALISM DEGREE ? WHEN DID TPAIN SIGN TO THE BEST LABEL IN THE WORLD YMCMB?

  • Anonymous

    and why would add a link to a rumor from 2010 to validate your claim? jesus christ you're you're stupid

  • Anonymous

    he never signed to young money he said they changed their mind. sean ryon is not a journalist by any stretch of the imagination. nor is english his first language. dudes a fucking potato head

  • Ann

    People like Terry Gilliam, who actually knew Heath Ledger well and spent a lot of time with him prior to his death while he was filming his next movie, say that Heath was not at all consumed or depressed by playing the Joker character. It was utter fun for Heath according to Gilliam. Heath was very distressed by his break-up with Michelle and their custody issues, which had a lot more to do with his unhappiness off the set than a role he really enjoyed.

  • Hip Hop Fan

    T-Pain's career ended with D.O.A and it was needed because everyone was auto tuning and it was a low point in Hip Hop. T-Pain is still signed with Konvict/RCA and he flopped album wise even with that 5 o'clock track with Wiz and Lily Allen. Akon better start getting this dude back on track so he can continue to make money off of him unless Akon is too busy with Lady Gaga.

  • YESSIR

    THIS IS NEWS TO ME DX PLEASE TELL ME WHEN YMCMB SIGNED TPAIN? UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM YOU SEEN AN ANNOUNCEMENT? YOU GOT PAPER WORK? SEAN RYON WHERE DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE AND GET YOUR JOURNALISM DEGREE?

  • Nate

    So does this mean T-Pain will become so heavily engrossed into his music that his real voice will become autotuned full time? Uh oh. And I'm guessing by the title of the album that he'll die shortly after from a prescription drug overdose. If he wants to be 100% authentic to the title then that's the way to go about it.

  • Usher

    I thought he didn't sign with Young Money in the end? I thought he signed back with Akon? Weird. His last album flopped and his career is dead.

  • Anonymous

    He didn't die because he couldn't get out of character. These rappers are so stupid.

    • Anonymous

      You guys need to read the newspapers more. People were saying at the time of his death that the role of the joker did play with his mind a bit. But I agree that t-pain goes overboard with it.

    • Anonymous

      Tpain is a fucking dumbass, ledger died cause he couldn't get out of character? Haha, tpain stoopid

    • Anonymous

      yeah this is the first i heard of that shit the fuck is t-pain talkin about

  • Scope

    Fuckin lov T-Pain. Silver & Gold is one of the best songs and it wasant even released. Silver Gold patron is the shit. ITS MURDA INC NIGGA LOL. Ja Rule PIL2 out Feb 28 ya fuck niggas (big remos voice)

  • cjrocker

    This can't end well...

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