T-Pain recently discussed his iconic history of songs about his yearning for beautiful women. The music legend said on his “Nappy Boy Radio” podcast that he was “always the simp” and explained the stories behind several of his hit “simp” songs.
When a guest on his podcast said simp music is needed back in the industry, T-Pain remarked, “Drake has it covered.” He’s previously made the claims while describing himself as the “Drake before Drake” of the music world.
Asides being the original music simp, T-Pain was also the artist that popularized the use of Auto-Tune. When asked about reports that he used to receive payment for every use of Auto-Tune, T-Pain confirmed them.
Read on to find out more.
T-Pain Gets Candid About His Music Career
In the latest episode of his “Nappy Boy Radio” podcast, T-Pain spoke about his history of being a simp for beautiful women in his music. The term “simp” is slang for someone who shows attention and mild obsession with someone they’re attracted to or pursuing sexually.
During the podcast, T-Pain said, “I had zero confidence in any of my music. I was always the simp, remember? I was always wishing for a girl.” The music icon then mentioned some of his hit simp songs, like “Bartender,” “I’m Sprung,” and “I’m In Love With A Stripper.”
He said, per Insider, “‘I’m Sprung’ — that was about me simply to hell—first real simp joint. ‘I’m In Love With A Stripper’ — never said I ever got her. I just said I liked her a bunch. ‘Bartender’ — never took her anywhere. She was just a bartender. I never said we fucked or anything. Just me simply from afar.”
T-Pain Crowns Drake As The King Of Simp Music
During his podcast episode, T-Pain brought a guest, music journalist Rob Markman who commented on T-Pain’s simp era, saying, “We need that back in music, though.” The singer then responded with, “Simpin’? No, I think Drake got it covered.”
The interview isn’t the first time the “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” singer has referenced Drake while talking about simp music. During a chat with D.J. Akademiks in 2022, he described himself as “Drake before Drake” in the music industry. He said he was “in love” before people thought it was cool to be in love.
T-Pain Is Also The King Of Auto-Tune
Aside from being one of the greatest music simps, T-Pain was one of the major music stars using auto-tune when it first came up. In a recent interview with D.J. Drama on an episode of “Nappy Boy Radio,” he discussed the prominent voice and sound effects.
During the podcast, D.J. Drama shouted a Jay-Z song, “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune),” calling it one of his best songs. T-Pain was off-put by Drama’s pick, considering he relied heavily on auto-tune at the time. However, he has since admitted that today’s music stars have “resuscitated” the use of auto-tune in their songs.
When asked about the rumors that he used to get paid for every person that used Auto-Tune, T-Pain confirmed them. He said, “Yeah. Absolutely. It was nuts; it was crazy. Some people volunteered, and others didn’t know, which was great. Diddy volunteered. Diddy gave me points on ‘Last Train To Paris’ ’cause he used Auto-Tune.”
Drake Has A Name Dropping History
Drake is known for many things, including his habit of name-dropping women, especially his ex-girlfriends, in several hit songs. The Canadian rapper mentioned Rose Mary and Leanne Sealey in his song “Club Paradise,” Alisha in “Shot For Me,” Keshia Chante in “In My Feelings,” and Courtney in “From Time.”
During a February interview with rapper Lil Yachty on the debut episode of FUTUREMOOD’s “A Moody Conversation,” Drake spoke about his name-dropping habit and said he regrets it. He said, “The lyrics are never with ill intent, but I had somebody tell me one time, ‘You know, it’s not necessarily what you’re saying about me; it’s the fact that you said it.'”
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