While his songs are awash in the muck and musk of the body, T-Pain's physical self is half-erased from the proceedings.
T-Pain sings using a talk box, or some synthesizer-simulated version thereof—a gizmo that transforms the human voice into a kind of robo-drone.
(T-Pain has been vague about the specific device he uses, and it remains a much-debated point on gearhead message boards.) The talk box, and its cousin the vocoder, have a rich pop history, powering hit songs by Peter Frampton, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, and, more recently, 2Pac and Kanye West, via Daft Punk.
The most dedicated practitioner of the art was Roger Troutman, the leader of the '80s band Zapp, who explored the erotic merging of man and automaton in talk-box-spiked funk numbers such as "More Bounce to the Ounce" and "Computer Love." entered the Billboard Hot 200 seven weeks ago at No. To date, T-Pain has released four solo singles, "I'm Sprung" (2005), "I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper)" (2006), "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')" (2007), and "Bartender" (2007). Like Akon, the other ubiquitous new soul man, T-Pain first landed on the radio airwaves singing refrains for rappers, and he continues to do booming business in that capacity. Kelly, Bow Wow, Plies, Fabolous—and, if you believe T-Pain, every exotic dancer south of the Mason-Dixon—like so much about this Floridian with Wyclef Jean's dreadlocks and C-3PO's voice?
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