I was never a fan of T-Pain’s musical output, but his venture into animation with Freaknik: The Musical was absolutely hilarious. Before seeing this video pop up in my YouTube feed, I hadn’t heard or even thought of him in quite some time. Curious as to why someone whose whole musical career basically revolves around autotuned vocals and other synthetic means would perform NPR’s intimate – and oftentimes acoustic – Tiny Desk Concert, I gave it a spin.
Holy good God was I surprised at what I was actually hearing – the man is seriously legit and can sing his ass off. I would have to guess that most people will have the same reaction as I did upon watching, but give it a go and see for yourself.
“Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’)”
“Up Down (Do This All Day)”
Source: NPR Music