Over the years, producers have become an essential factor in making a quality Hip Hop record. With the era of mumble rap causing fans to criticize the lyrics of some popular rappers, people gave praise to the producers who crafted the sounds coming from these artists.

On Tuesday (May 9), T-Pain took to Twitter to salute and show appreciation to the beatsmiths that continue to create the sound of Hip Hop.

“The producers are the ones that deserve all the clout because y’all really don’t be liking these songs, y’all really just like the beats,” T-Pain tweeted. “When you hear a certain producer’s tag you don’t give a fuck who’s on it because you know you gon like the beat give them they flowers fr.”

Despite fans listening to songs for the beat instead of the rhymes, producers still won’t get the credit they deserve. That’s partially why producers like Metro Boomin and the collective Internet Money have released albums as leading artists — producers don’t get enough credit.

“Notice I said ‘y’all don’t be liking THESE songs’ y’all know what fuckin songs I’m taking about,” T-Pain continued. “If I was talking about any other era I would’ve said ‘THOSE songs’ we on the same page but y’all ain’t reading between. Feel me?”

While he’s giving praise to all the producers that are keeping fans tuned in to Hip Hop, T-Pain must still be going through the two years worth of unread Instagram DMs he discovered last month.

On April 28, The singer took to Instagram to share a video of him scrolling through all the DMs he’s accidentally left unread, with some big names showing up. Messages from Viola Davis, YBN Nahmir, Diplo, Fergie, NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns, Keri Hilson, pornstar Nina Kayy, Princess Pia Mia and soccer player Daniel Sturridge were sitting in T-Pain’s inbox, and all he could do was shake his head in disbelief.

T-Pain Leaks His Instagram DMs After Realizing He's Ignored 100s Of Celebrities

“I swear,” he wrote in the caption. “I’m just now seeing all these messages and mentions TODAY!!!! How do I super apologize? Press conference? Town hall meeting? I’m dumb.”