T-Pain’s Rappa Ternt Sanga is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. The Jive release featured the singles “I’m Sprung” and “I’m In Luv (With A Stripper)” and became the blueprint for T-Pain‘s signature Auto-Tune sound.
In an interview with Billboard, the Tallahassee, Florida artist details the impact of his debut album.
“None of this wouldn’t be happening without Rappa Ternt Sanga or me as a whole entity, period,” he says. “None of this whole sound of music and it’s not even just rap and R&B — it’s going into pop and techno and dubstep and everything. It’s all kinda came from me. I’m seeing cartoons using Auto-Tune.”
He points out one specific artist who was inspired by Rappa Ternt Sanga.
“I would say as recent as [Kanye West‘s] 808s & Heartbreaks, which was a direct copy of Rappa Ternt Sanga,” T-Pain says. “I’m not just being a dick saying that shit sounds a lot like mine. Like literally [Kanye] told me that he listened toRappa Ternt Sanga and he made 808s & Heartbreaks. He even brought me in to make it sound more like Rappa Ternt Sanga.”
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