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Criticism section?[edit]

There should be a criticism section given this man's overuse of autotune to disguise his lack of talent, and thus, by extension, the infiltration of autotune into the musical maelstrom and the damage it's done by enabling talentless hacks to take attention away from real artists. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.97.164.156 (talk) 21:10, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

no one cares if you hate t pain. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.232.167.141 (talk) 20:33, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Common confusions of vocal effects[edit]

Actually,
has nothing to do with pitch in music technology.  "Envelope follower", not to be confused with "pitch envelope", as its name says follows envelope. In audio and music engineering, envelope is the amplitude information. (see ADSR envelope) Envelope followers are used in vocoders to extract amplitude information of a particular frequency band. However, it is just one component out of many which are needed for the modulation process. Modulation (found mostly in vocoders) is different from pitch correction. T-Pain uses Pitch Correction. (pitch correction software/hardware i.e pitch (as in frequency not amplitude)follower and corrector)The most used pitch correction software tools are Antares Autotune and Avox, Celemony Melodyne, Serrato Pitch'n'time, Waves Tunes etc..   The realtime software analyzes the pitch information contained in the human voice(live or recorded). Then, according to the user's harmonic scale settings or notes that the user hits on a keyboard, the pitch is corrected thus creating a corrected version of the original vocal line. It is also possible to control vibrato and formant of the resulting voice to a certain degree. The application was originally used to subtly correct pitch in faulty background vocals and occasionally lead vocals . With extreme settings you can achieve pseudo-robotic effects such as T-Pain vocals. A hardware version of  Autotune, the AVP also by ala  produces the same results. A good old example of extreme pitch correction effect use was the song by Cher "Believe". Without extreme settings, the effect is unnoticeable especially on long held notes. This is due to the fact that if you sing in tune, Autotune disregard the correct pitch. However, to accentuate the effect some artist sing a bit out of tune or the vocals are recorded in perfect pitch then set out of tune on purpose before running it through say Autotune or any other pitch correction software or hardware.
Also, it is not:
1. A vocoder, which requires an input carrier(example: synth) and a modulator(example: human) voice.See Transformers, Kraftwerk, Herbie Hancock.
2. A talkbox, with is a horn driver connect to a tube which is placed in the mouth. A guitar or a synth can be connected to the talkbox. The notes played resonnate in the throat. Intelligibility is achieved by shaping the mouth and lips. See Roger Troutman and Zapp (band), Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Teddy Riley (producer).
All three effects are differents. Though their resulting sounds may be similar to an untrained ear, they do differ.

Often artists (including T-pain himself), producers, musicians and just unaware people call any effect that produces a semi-robotic voice a vocoder. However, it is incorrect. I say semi-robotic because robotic voices would be something like Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" or Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock (song)" (borrowed from Kraftwerk) which were accomplished using vocoders.beatnframes10 August 2007

In an article published in Sound On Sound the engineer on Cher's "Believe" said that the effect was a vocoder that was cut in on certain syllables. To the untrained ear it may sound like the Antares offerings, I suppose. Your comment is an interesting read but you really provide no concrete evidence that the T=Pain effect is auto-tune versus a vocoder. Eli lilly (talk) 01:13, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

I am not sure what article you are reading but the one I have in front of my eyes reads: "...The focus of what has turned from a purely technical pursuit into an ethical debate — one that's played out on the pages of general-interest media as well as in the audio trades — is not so much the digital audio workstation as it is the third-party plug-in from Antares Audio Technologies, Auto-Tune. The device — which had a parallel hardware version used live by Cher ". This can be found at http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct03/articles/vocalfixes.htm Also here : http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb99/articles/tracks661.htm you'll find this disclaimer: "STOP PRESS! Historical Footnote

Cher's 'Believe' (Dec 1998) was the first commercial recording to feature the audible side-effects of Antares Auto-tune software used as a deliberate creative effect. The (now) highly recognisable tonal mangling occurs when the pitch correction speed is set too fast for the audio that it is processing and it became one of the most over-used production effects of the following years.

In February 1999, when this Sound On Sound article was published, the producers of this recording were apparently so keen to maintain their 'trade secret' process that they were willing to attribute the effect to the (then) recently-released Digitech Talker vocoder pedal. As most people are now all-too familiar with the 'Cher effect', as it became known, we have maintained the article in its original form as an interesting historical footnote."

I hope that clarifies the whole Cher's vocoder myth. It is not a vocoder and has always been Autotune. Keep in mind a lot of producers and artists do not divulge the exact name of the tool they used to achieve a coveted sound.Which is quite understandable. It won't be too long until we find out T-Pain's exact pitch correction tool name.It doesn't matter whether it is Autotune or Melodyne. It's still pitch correction not vocoding. beatnframes18 November 2007

Never mind my last comment, here's T-Pain himself talking about Autotune. http://www.missinfo.tv/?p=240 (pardon the language on that site but the audio clip is all you need) This was on the Angie Martinez show. In short, he explains how people at first used to make fun of him for using Autotune, and now rappers are biting his style by using it on their records. Can't be more concrete than that. beatnframes18 November 2007

Removed unsourced info[edit]

Rumored to have AIDs —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.247.96.234 (talk) 01:25, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

The following has been removed per Wikipedia guidelines for biographies.

T-Pain has collaborated with other known producers for Britney Spears' upcoming album, due in 2007
T-Pain appeared on a SOHH.com interview where he described Ray J's penis as "a huge meat." He then followed the awkward conversation with a "no homo," so his sexuality is almost saved.

If someone can source this information, it would be appreciated.

http://www.freshflixx.com/channel/sohh-tv/index.php?bcpid=376530222&bclid=440748065&bctid=932505959 hows that? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.20.202.239 (talk) 05:19, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. RJaguar3 | u | t 18:10, 15 June 2007 (UTC)


Picture[edit]

You can barely see T-Pain in the current picture. I think a close up picture would be more appropriate as to identifying who T-Pain is.

The main photo and the next photo in the article are the same picture, but have captions claiming to be different places at different times. Not sure which is accurate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.36.61.164 (talk) 18:50, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Musicaldemon 17:35, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

Oakleys?[edit]

He has a signature pair of sunglasses that oakley carries avaible june 30th


Most Ringtones in History[edit]

T-Pain has sold over 15 millon ringtones includin 'Seperated' ft.MCB. Check this Site http://realtalkny.rawkus.com/2008/06/topic/topic/music/t-pain-silver-gold/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.134.245.79 (talk) 05:06, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

picture[edit]

Here is a picture of T-pain <a href="http://s233.photobucket.com/albums/ee6/miss_loveable_444/?action=view&current=T-PAIN.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee6/miss_loveable_444/T-PAIN.jpg" border="0" alt="t pain"></a>

Epiphany?[edit]

T-pain had some help with a close rapper in okeechobee, Fl. name dyllyn heasley he helped t-pain make this album t-apin wants to give a big thanks to dyllyn —Preceding unsigned comment added by 169.139.118.253 (talk) 17:00, 12 December 2008 (UTC) It says that Buy You A Drank was produced to be put on his new album Church. This is clearly a mistake scince Buy You A Drank and Church are singles on Epiphany. CLEAN UP PLEASE!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr.Tic Tac Toe 350 degreez (talkcontribs) 18:34, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

BET Awards[edit]

he was nomaited for veiwers choice at the BET awards for kiss kiss feat. T-pain —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.134.245.79 (talk) 08:23, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

CLeanup

I tried to clean this article up a bit

singles[edit]

The singles and featured singles are missing 3 song. 1 Can't believe it, 2 Beam me up, 3 I ain't mad. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.60.185.152 (talk) 15:19, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

I think the article can explain a bit more about his singing abilities producing skills and writing skills a bit more, its not fair that untalented artists like Rihanna are recieving more recognition on there page for flopping crap.

Vandalism[edit]

This page needs semi-protection, because too many vandals are ruining it. Blackjays1 (talk) 05:49, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

true  —Preceding unsigned comment added by Steogden (talkcontribs) 12:35, 5 October 2008 (UTC) 

do also known as again[edit]

i thought it was cool when you had t-pains other names like teddy pain teddy verseti etc...


cheers ste.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Steogden (talkcontribs) 12:31, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Would be happy if somebody would make a Site for Nappy Boy Entertaiment Like Young Cash or Tay Dizm Jay Liriq —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.177.77.246 (talk) 18:11, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

t-pain isn't hip hop[edit]

He sings, he does rap, therefore he is a hip hop artist. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.105.7.183 (talk) 20:52, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

T-Pain has actually done rap roles on singles "Shawty Get Loose" by Lil Mama and "Kiss Kiss" by Chris Brown, as a couple examples. He also used to rap for the group Nappy Headz.--Andrewlp1991 (talk) 22:32, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Circus thing[edit]

Have we even atempted to explain T Pain's facination with circuses? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.191.108.89 (talk) 23:45, 9 December 2008 (UTC) its not a facination its because T-Pain is the ringleader of this music industry Ringleader = T-Pain —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.239.11.137 (talk) 20:42, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Future Work[edit]

Also T-Pain is making a new an upcoming album called UBER which he mentions on Twitter. One song from the album has not been completed but unofficially released and it is called "Know Your Name" he also said he wants to work with daft punk. and its more of a rock feel. the album is also rumoured a re-release of thr33 ringz. just with brand new tracks, like the myth of tha carter iii: the rebirth —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.143.196.26 (talk) 03:51, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Personal life[edit]

T-Pain is married to amber najm and have to have 2 children ,he's wife is also pregnant with the third. T-pains children are called lyrik and musik. When asked what he'd call the others he has said either harmony or symphoney. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.239.11.137 (talk) 20:29, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

I want to edit this page Thank you[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} —Preceding unsigned comment added by MahePain (talkcontribs) 19:58, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

The template you used was to request specific changes to the page; requests for unprotection should be made at WP:RUP, although when you have made more edits on Wikipedia, and your account has been registered long enough (the requirement is only a few days) you should be able to edit the article. If there is something specific you think should be changed before you are able to edit the page, you can still request it here using the {{editsemiprotected}} template. —Snigbrook 20:36, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Birth[edit]

The introduction lists his birth as 1985, but this biography is classified in the category 1984 Births...September 30, 1984 to be exact

-Anon —Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.68.250.161 (talk) 07:50, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

I've adjusted the category accordingly. — Σxplicit 19:30, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Apple Bottom Jeans[edit]

I heard that T-pain is known for his apple bottom jeans, and boots with the fur. Is there a reason this is not reflected on the page? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.251.248.16 (talk) 12:03, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Music in 2009[edit]

T-Pain just this year was featured in a song with Jamie Foxx titled Blame It the video was number one on numerous video shows such as BET 106 and Park and VH1's Sucker Free Countdown the video also featured such actors as Samuel Jackson, Forest Whitaker and many more. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.29.64.120 (talk) 14:22, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

T-Pain and Taylor Swift[edit]

You should put that Taylor Swift and T-Pain are working together to record a track. There are 2 links to it

1. http://blog.cmt.com/2009-06-10/whos-performing-with-taylor-swift/ 2. http://blog.cmt.com/2009-06-09/taylor-swift-working-with-t-pain/

(13taylor (talk) 22:16, 10 June 2009 (UTC))

NOT on the Time 100 List[edit]

The opening paragraph of T-Pain's Wiki page is misleading, it states that he ranked 34th on Time's most influential people list. While he finished in this spot in public, online voting that Time conducted, he was not chosen by Time, and did not make the ACTUAL list of most influential people. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.49.7.5 (talk) 20:55, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

T-Pain Auto-Tune iPhone App[edit]

T-Pain has an iPhone application. This application allows users to make their own voice auto-tuned. The iPhone application is called I Am T-Pain. The app includes an instrumental collection of T-Pain's greatest hits in addition to a "Freestyle" mode for a users own songs. You can also record yourself singing and easily upload the tracks to various social networks.

Ref:http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10345538-1.html Clpitts (talk) 21:44, 11 September 2009 (UTC)clpitts {{editsemiprotected}}

Yes check.svg Done I have added information about this application, paraphrased and wikilinked, as best I could.  Chzz  ►  15:22, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Top Hats[edit]

Should a mention of T-Pain's top hats be included? Thery're pretty iconic of him and he gets them custome made in London. Apparently he's also going to auction the hats off ebay with proceeds going to charity.

T-Pain Official Website[edit]

His official site is http://www.T-Pain.com which links to http://www.nappyboyonline.com/profile/TPain his profile page on his record label's website. This site is updated and maintained by T-Pain's management company and is much more updated and thorough than his record label T-Pain.net record label site.

Danroof10 (talk) 02:46, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

hey —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.200.25.253 (talk) 05:14, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Davidmcc2213, 6 April 2010[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} T-pain was born in Hamilton, Alabama. he graduated from Bevill with a Nursing Degree

Davidmcc2213 (talk) 02:14, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made.BejinhanTalk 02:47, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Stage name[edit]

His stage name isn't "T.Pain" but "T-Pain", see his official website. It should be changed. 78.2.68.208 (talk) 14:28, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

RevolveR[edit]

Can someone please make a REVOLVER page and keep it there. I will be glad to assist in keeping it up to date. There is so much to put. Start by saying t-pain is making his first experimental album ever! make sure to include reverse cowgirl, kiss her (Video will be released on memorial day) and possibly Drama. The thr33 ringz page was made a year before t-pain even released the album. RevolveR comes out thi sjune according to nappy boy twitters —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.8.215.237 (talk) 12:12, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Page was just created [july 5, 2010], please link to it in the discography for RevolveR: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolver_(T-Pain_album) —Preceding unsigned comment added by IFreedom1212 (talkcontribs) 08:23, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

It will be deleted again: see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Revolver (T-Pain album). To overturn that decision you would need to take this to WP:DRV, which I suggest will be successful only when the album is released. I42 (talk) 08:38, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

The deletion of the page is being contested. —Preceding unsigned comment added by IFreedom1212 (talkcontribs) 08:53, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Ok we have a first single please make a rEVOLVEr page with rap song being the official first single! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.8.215.237 (talk) 02:53, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Pending changes[edit]

This article is one of a number selected for the early stage of the trial of the Wikipedia:Pending Changes system on the English language Wikipedia. All the articles listed at Wikipedia:Pending changes/Queue are being considered for level 1 pending changes protection.

The following request appears on that page:

Comments on the suitability of theis page for "Pending changes" would be appreciated.

Please update the Queue page as appropriate.

Note that I am not involved in this project any much more than any other editor, just posting these notes since it is quite a big change, potentially

Regards, Rich Farmbrough, 00:15, 17 June 2010 (UTC).

Edit request from SWIFWP, 18 August 2010[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}}

I want to add to T-Pain's Early Life that he attended Rickards High School. I have the source: http://tallahasseemagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=673&Itemid=127 It would be helpful if I could make this edit. Thank you. SWIFWP (talk) 20:08, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Question: Welcome. The way this works is that you provide the content you want added and exactly where and whomever services the request will add it to the article for you. Please provide the text. Thanks. Celestra (talk) 01:34, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from 96.252.12.110, 30 March 2011[edit]

T-Pain is now signed to Young Money Ent

http://www.sohh.com/2010/12/lil_wayne_inducts_t-pain_w_black_purple.html

96.252.12.110 (talk) 19:52, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Done. By the way, do you have any references for T-Pain disassociating from any of his previous labels? That section of his infobox is starting to get a little crowded. If you'd like any further help, contact me on my user talk page. You might instead want to put a {{help me}} template up on your own user talk, or put the {{edit semi-protected}} template back up on this page and either way someone will be along to help you. :) Banaticus (talk) 20:31, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Labels[edit]

Yeah, why doesn't it say Young Money Entertainment under the Label? Need more references? This was right before he signed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWDipN8KxzY&feature=player_embedded [Video link may be taken down in the future]

and on his remix of Ace Hood's song Hustle Hard he states: "Yes I'm Young Moolah, now look at all them bloggers, run to they computer" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWVmkfuIWxk&t=2m31s [Video link may be taken down in the future]

What more proof do you need?

I do believe he is still joint signed with Akon's Konvict and his own Label Nappy Boy and apparently still signed to Jive also http://www.jiverecords.com/artists/t-pain 74.67.126.125 (talk) 14:34, 24 June 2011 (UTC)


http://blackstartube.com/t-pain-talks-about-ymcmb-changing-their-mind-about-signing-him-how-jay-zs-death-of-autotune-put-a-halt-to-his-career-more/ <<<< according to this he never signed to young money. that needs to be changed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pokempon1259 (talkcontribs) 01:51, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Associated Acts: Lil Wayne[edit]

Has T-Pain ever collaborated with Lil Wayne besides in the single Got Money? Otherwise, if that was their only song together, they can't really be considered "associated." --Bobjonespie (talk) 18:28, 30 July 2011 (UTC)


he did another song with him called Bang Bang Pow. They were going to do an album before too.

Misdirected link[edit]

The Golf cart accident section mentions Glasses Malone's song, "Sun Come Up." It links to the page Sun Come Up, which is in turn forwarded to Sun Come Up (film). The correct link is Sun Come Up (Glasses Malone song) Jdahobbs (talk) 05:30, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Edit request on 25 January 2012[edit]

Please change Jive (20003-2011) to Jive (2003-2011) because it appears to be a typo.


Nks12345 (talk) 01:54, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks. Dru of Id (talk) 04:35, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Young Money[edit]

On the Young Money page it says he isnt signed with them however on this page it says that he is. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.207.41.239 (talk) 01:33, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Stoicville: The Phoenix New T-Pain Album[edit]

Add new album of t-pain coming these year named Stoicville: The Phoenix here is the post from t-pain twitter account confirming he's new album... The name of my album is Stoicville: The Phoenix To me, a Phoenix represents new beginnings. A new era. A new life. I’m rising from the ashes — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kenshin911 (talkcontribs) 05:46, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Confusion[edit]

Under "Legal issues" it is stated that "T-Pain refused to cut his set short at Radio One's Spring Fest Concert in Miami, which caused police presence to escalate backstage". What does "police presence to escalate" mean? Resulted in police obtaining reinforcements, perhaps?Royalcourtier (talk) 02:56, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 29 March 2014[edit]

41.44.25.10 (talk) 17:08, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Not done: as you have not requested a change.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to any article. - Arjayay (talk) 17:16, 29 March 2014 (UTC)