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After successfully securing the dub on the hit show The Masked Singer, T-Pain made his return to the Cruz Show to talk everything from his stint on the FOX series, his new album ‘1 UP’, his influence on starting the auto-tune wave, and even gives out some advice to Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
The Veteran singer just released his sixth studio album with the hyped lead single “Getcha Roll On”. Speaking on his album which features Tory Lanez, Lil Wayne, O.T. Genesis and more, the Tallahassee artist says that his addiction for gaming inspired this new project.
Coming from a conceptual stand-point, I think I just went with ‘1 Up’ because I’ve always been gaming all my life and it hasn’t been an added part of my marketing strategy because you know, it’s just something I do all the time. It’s normal to me. I didn’t think people would even want to know that I’m a gamer.
No stranger to a strip club and having a few interesting sexual encounters around the world, Pain shares his thoughts on his being secure and discreet when spicing up your bedroom behavior. Robert Kraft is hella caught up these days with prostitution and sex-trafficking charges, and Teddy comments on the situations saying,”I think he got caught because he went to such a cheap place. That’s like, the thing. But, also, p*ssy prices went way down.”
We all know that T-Pain is a prominent fixture in the massive auto-tune wave that he helped bring to the forefront of hip hop music during all of his signature hits. Commenting on his influence in music and creating his own sound, the “Buy You A Drink” singer says, “The first time that I heard it was on a Jennifer Lopez record. It was one of the Darkchild remixes. It was the first time that I heard it and I was searching of that. You know, even with the people that had used it before me, it never caused a wave like I did. So, you know, when people say,’Kanye used it on his first album and his first album came out before you.’ It didn’t create a wave though. And they didn’t use it as a main vocal.
T-Pain goes on to share his thoughts about his experiences working and being around R. Kelly and breaks down how much he’s spent on online gaming and much more.
Peep the full T-Pain x The Cruz Show interview below: