T-Pain Says Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak" Was Inspired By His Debut  "Rappa Ternt Sanga" - The Shade Room

T-Pain Says Kanye West’s “808s & Heartbreak” Was Inspired By His Debut  “Rappa Ternt Sanga”

Recently T-Pain celebrated the ten year anniversary of his debut album “Rappa Ternt Sanga.” I’m sure you all remember “I’m in luv with a stripper” and “I’m sprung” like it was yesterday. 

In a sit down with Billboard, the Florida native talked about how his debut is still influencing the music scene to this day. 

He even shared his experience with Kanye wanting “808s & Heartbreak” to mimic his sound. 

Pain states  “I would say as recent as [Kanye West’s] 808s & Heartbreaks, which was a direct copy of Rappa Ternt Sanga. I’m not just being a dick saying that shit sounds a lot like mine. Like literally [Kanye] told me that he listened to Rappa Ternt Sanga and he made 808s & Heartbreaks. He even brought me in to make it sound more like Rappa Ternt Sanga. [Laughs.] Something that I did that was directly copied got so many awards — that’s evidence right there. Rappa Ternt Sanga is still relevant because the sound is still prevalent in the whole industry. It’s never gonna stop.”

Pain doesn’t think it’s just Kanye he inspired, but really a lot of the music you hear on the radio. He went on to say :

“None of this wouldn’t be happening without Rappa Ternt Sanga or me as a whole entity, period. None of this whole sound of music and it’s not even just rap and R&B — it’s going into pop and techno and dubstep and everything. It’s all kinda came from me. I’m seeing cartoons using Auto-Tune. The crazy thing was if this didn’t come from me, then it would’ve been used a lot more before me. I’ve heard Cher use it, Jennifer Lopez use it then after I did it, the whole world came [onboard]. It’s like all these things happened until I did it.”

Do you agree with T-Pain? Is he an underated influencer? 
Source : Billboard

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/6785962/t-pain-rappa-ternt-sanga-anniversary-interview

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