Whether people liked it or not, T-Pain’s run in the mid-2000s changed the game for Hip Hop. The Grammy Award-winner’s infectious songs and colorful outfits elevated T-Pain to superstardom, and now he’s become a legend in his own right. 

Lately, T-Pain has become more vocal these days when it comes to the new generation. Even though he has his opinions, Tallahassee Pain makes sure to leave some knowledge of his own. 

On Wednesday (July 28), T-Pain took to Twitter to thank several artists such as André 3000 and Busta Rhymes for teaching him the essentials of becoming a star while reminding fans how significant personal influence is compared to public opinion. 

“Devin taught me how to mix records and keep it simple,” T-Pain opened his tweet. “3k and Cee Lo taught me I don’t have to limit myself to the sound ppl are used to and I can wear whatever I want while doin it. Banner and Busta taught me how to put on a real live show. Personal influence > public opinion.” 

The list of artists in T-Pain’s list of teachers know a little something about being original in Hip Hop with their respective careers. Without them, who knows what type of artist T-Pain could’ve been. 

Today, fans can hear T-Pain’s influence all over Hip Hop, and although he’s grateful, he’s annoyed Hip Hop lacks originality now. T-Pain recently took to his Twitch account to vent about all the music and artists that sound similar these days. 

T-Pain Has Epic Twitch Meltdown Over New Rappers: 'Give Me Some Original Shit!!! We Have Lil Everybody!'


“Stop doing that,” he yelled. “Stop! You’re not original! Give me some original shit! Are you seriously telling me that you sat here watch me tell a bitch to eat a dick and you thought that wasn’t original? Are you seriously sitting here telling me ‘eat a dick’ is the bad part of music? Stop!! Just fucking do something else! God damn it! Do some different music!”