T. Pain
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Faheem Rasheed Najam is an American songwriter and rapper well known as T-pain

He was first recruited by flamboyant rapper Kanye West while working on his 808s and heartbreak album. His debut album, “Rappa Ternt Sanga,” had so many reactions including kanye extending appreciation to him and even referring the Floridian rapper as a “genius” for his work, T-Pain recalls while in Hawaii Kanye said to him, “I listened to your album Rappa Ternt Sanga. I heard all the songs. I fuckin love your album Rappa Ternt Sanga. I think you a genius. Blah blah blah. But what I figured out that Rappa Ternt Sanga is just a bunch of love songs with a shit load of base in em,” T-pain being the originator of Auto-Tune technique made similarities between Rappa Ternt Sanga and 808s & heartbreak and lack of credit he received from the early album with Kanye released left him feeling unappreciated

Use of Auto-Tune technique
The use of Auto-Tune technique that originates from T-pain landed him a recruitment for 808s & heartbreak towards the end of the project. The release of his debut album,” Rappa Ternt Sanga,” and singles including “I’m spring” and “I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a striper), made T-pain becoming one of the first mainstream acts to rely heavily to the use of Auto-Tune in his music. It gave him opportunities working with many artists and even collaborating with Kanye West on the “Good life,” song that won the award for Best Collaboration at the 2008 Black Entertainment Television awards. During the award kanye told the crowd that he is one of the kings in the game by then and his opinion counts, that’s why he did a song with T-pain.
In 2013 T-pain criticized other artists’ future for his use of Auto-Tune. During an interview with Vlad TV, T-Pain revealed that no one has spent as much time studying and researching Auto-Tune as he has. He confirmed to have literally met the inventor of Auto-Tune and talked to him about the way that Auto-Tune was invented. The inventor is an oil digger and he used it to send sonar signals and tones down to the ground and its feedback determined if you got oil or not.


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