Rapper and producer T-Pain stopped in New York City last night to talk about his upcoming mixtape The Iron Way. The Nappy Boy CEO hosted a listening session at Jungle City studios along with writer Shaheem Reid. They spoke about the upcoming mixtape hosted by DJ Drama and DJ Trendsetter Sense, which includes his song “Girlfriend” with the late Aaliyah. Pain also broke down several of the 21 songs featured on the mixtape like “Relax” produced by Don Cannon and his latest T-Wayne collaboration “Let Me Thru.”
Later on, we got to chop it up with the king of auto-tune himself about the status of his upcoming album Stoicville: The Phoenix. He confirmed that the album is set to drop at the end of the summer. The “Up Down” rapper also went into detail on what happened to the posthumous Aaliyah album, which would have featured several songs from him.
“Apparently, it didn’t get approved,” T-Pain said. “A lot of people got pissed off at [it]. Timbaland didn’t approve. Aaliyah’s family didn’t approve or something like that. It’s really none of my business. The only thing that’s my business is the track that I was promised for doing the features on that album.”
We also asked him why Jay Z hasn’t been able to kill off autotune. While he realizes the power Hov has, Pain knows that no one can destroy the familiar sound that he revolutionized. He also revealed that his infamous cartoon “Freaknik” will be returning to television soon with the help of Comedy Central and Nick Cannon, who makes a brief appearance at the end.
Watch the interview above.