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Can Trap Soul Thrive as a Music Genre

Nigel Isaiah | Posted 01.11.2017 | Entertainment
Nigel Isaiah

"We are very excited about @brysontiller's #TRAPSOUL. Hope you are too. Listen here first" Apple Music tweeted in regards to Bryson Tiller's LP, T R A...

That Time T-Pain Sang An Entire Concert Without Autotune

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 12.20.2016 | Black Voices

This post is part of a weekly series celebrating #ThrowbackThursday with reflections of our favorite childhood memories, past pop culture moments and ...

Lil Dicky's '$ave Dat Money' Video Reveals an Ugly Truth About Hip-Hop and Race

The Daily Dot | Posted 09.21.2016 | Entertainment
The Daily Dot

It's a slimy art to put hip-hop's swagger-fueled materialism on trial as an outsider. No matter how earnest, learned, and well-intentioned the resulting song is: Preach fiscal responsibility to rap fans and you might as well write a track about pulling up your pants.

T-Pain Singing Without Auto-Tune Is Surprisingly Wonderful

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.02.2015 | Entertainment

T-Pain, rapper best known for his excessive use of auto-tune and spending life on a boat, shocked us all this week when he proved he could actually si...

T-Pain Singing Without Auto-Tune Is Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 10.30.2014 | Entertainment

T-Pain stopped by NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series to perform some of his classic hits (ahem, "Buy U A Drank"), without auto-tune. "This is weird as hel...

T-Pain Says Kanye West Doesn't Use Auto-Tune 'Correctly'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.28.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

To call the rise of Auto-Tune and the rise of T-Pain's popularity synonymous would be an understatement of the highest degree. While others used the t...

The Adorable Way Jay Z And T-Pain Squashed Their Beef

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.28.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

When Jay Z released "D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune)" in June 2009, T-Pain — the artist who brought Auto-Tune sound to the top of the charts — was at t...

Britney's Just the Beginning: How Auto-Tuning Took Over the Music Industry

Ravishly | Posted 09.08.2014 | Entertainment

Here's a brief and dirty history of the revolution that's transformed music. And by "transformed," we mean "bastardized into oblivion."

Rapper Claims Artists Won't Work With Frank Ocean Since He Came Out

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Rapper T-Pain went on an expletive-filled rant about homophobia in hip-hop, claiming that some artists won't even work with Frank Ocean since he came ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: No "Fallout" From Marianas Trench, Stephen Kellogg Goes It Alone, and Egine Starts Her Engine

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Monday's can be a bear even during the awesome summer months. To help you with your "case of the Monday" blues today, A-Sides has three entirely diffe...

Rapper SLAMS New Dad Kanye West

Posted 07.01.2013 | Celebrity

There's one person who's not getting a present for North West. Kanye West's friend and collaborator, rapper T-Pain, said that he has no desire to ...

WATCH: How To Sing Like Every Pop Star

Posted 05.30.2013 | Comedy

You've probably been dying to learn how to sing like Justin Timberlake, Ke$ha and Snoop Dogg, right? Of course you have. You're a red-blooded American...

New Lonely Island Goes Back To Old Territory

Posted 05.15.2013 | Comedy

The Lonely Island released their second single off their new release, "The Wack Album," which will come out June 11. The new one, "I F*cked My Aunt," ...

T-Pain Chastises Homophobia in Hip-Hop

Rajul Punjabi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rajul Punjabi

I sat down with the King of Autotune at a press event and found that his newly acquired rage against homophobia stems from witnessing his gay assistant, E.J., endure daily rounds of disrespect and discrimination from within the industry.

Rapper And Singer T-Pain Tweets Message To Homophobes

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Singer, rapper and producer T-Pain had a few words for homophobes on Twitter this week. The "Chopped 'n' Skrewed" artist sounded off as follows: ...

Imagine Your Favorite Rappers in High School...

Posted 02.11.2013 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

Vote Now for Worst Toy of the Year

Josh Golin | Posted 01.16.2012 | Parents
Josh Golin

Want to scare the pants off your six-year-old? Mattel's Monster High Ghoul Spirit Fearleading Doll 3-Pack will do the trick. And they're guaranteed to frighten the heck of you, too.

Brennan Williams

Keith Sweat Is Staying Up 'Till The Morning' Talking About Love And Sex | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.08.2012 | Black Voices

Although his previous album, Ridin Solo, came out only in June 2010, award-winning R&B singer Keith Sweat this week drops his latest, his E1 Music deb...

Marion Cotillard, T-Pain & More: Today's Famous Birthdays

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

In a world with nearly 7 billion people, chances are someone famous is celebrating their birthday today. And indeed: Marion Cotillard, T-Pain, and ...

Chris Brown, T-Pain: Rivals Battle It Out For A Woman

Posted 07.26.2011 | Entertainment

So often, a love song can win a girl's heart. But what if she's got two rival crooners after her? And more importantly, what happens if it's in autotu...

"My Christmas Card to You," Plus Conversations With Thalía and Flo Rida

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"My charity, "Big Dreams For Kids", was inspired by when I was a little boy. I grew up in an environment where there was a lot of drug dealing and killing, but we still had the positive role models come down and tell us to dream big."

Going Viral: A How-To Guide from Time Magazine's Joel Stein

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joshua Kors

Wednesday night I rocked the political world. I went on YouTube and uploaded a remarkable video: a clip of an American soldier testifying before Cong...

"Money Talks": A Playlist For The Financial Reform Debate

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Right now is the time for real financial reform. Come to think of it, right now is actually way too late for real financial reform. Still, better now than not now, right?

Artists Celebrate Earthday in LA

Huffington Post | Ellen C. Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

In preparation for Earth Day, The Save My Oceans Tour arrived in LA at USC, kicking off the local stop with a free concert headlined by T-pain. The to...

New York Summer Jam Gets Southern Rappers, No Jay-Z, Kanye Or Lil Wayne | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As hip-hop rites of passage go, the annual Summer Jam, hosted by the New York radio station Hot 97, is ostensibly an event of genre-wide significance,...