T-Pain is a guy who we don’t talk openly about a lot, but we still feel his presence lingering in the background of current music. Though initially maligned, his use of Autotune was in retrospect the biggest shift in popular music in the last 10 years. A recent Tumblr takedown of Kanye that uses a defense of T-Pain as the crux of the argument has even gone viral this week. He’s everywhere, and nowhere.
But he’s known to slay a crowd without Autotune too, like when his incredible NPR mini-concert went viral. Now we hear him singing the National Anthem at a Dodgers game sans Autotune, and again, he sounds glorious.
Stop ignoring an innovator and check the footage above.