T-Pain took out time to give advice to up-and-coming artists during a recent Twitch stream, the ‘Bartender’ singer called on artists to do original works and not stick to methods or formulas they know will get them to the number one spot or bring in large streaming numbers.
“You know when your shit sounds like somebody else’s shit,” he shouted in the broadcast. “You’re making it because you think—because you’re in the studio, like, ‘What’s the No. 1 record right now? We need to make another one of those!’ Stop doing that! Stop! You’re not original! Give me some original shit!”
“Stop! Just fucking do something else! God damn it! Do some different music!” he continued. “We have all the shit that you’re doing. We already have it! Lil Uzi Vert is already doing it. Lil Baby is already doing it. DaBaby is already doing it. It’s literally two n***as with Baby in their names that’s already doing all the music you want! Do something else! Do something else! That’s it! That’s all we want … Stop sending me this bullshit! And then get mad when I don’t like it. Jesus god-damn tap-dancing Christ!”
Somewhere along the stream, T-Pain made it clear that his anger is directed at superstars who made bad music but are having the most success simply because they have the most money, he also acknowledged that there are some artists who are presently putting out good sounds.
“The state of music has always been bad, but it’s about who’s willing to put the most money into it and put the most promotion behind it,” he said. “How the fuck did [Hanson’s] ‘MMMBop’ get popular? Because they spent money on it, but that was a bad state of music.”
He went on: “I’m not saying that this generation of music is worse than any other. I’m not saying that, ‘Oh my god, I’m so mad that my kind of music isn’t getting popular right now. I don’t give a fuck about that … I don’t give a fuck about numbers because I know all that shit can be bought … But I do give a fuck about you doing something different with your fucking music.”
Last month, the singer revealed that the moment Usher called him out for using autotune saying, he ‘F*cked Up Music’ triggered a depression that lasted for four years. Read more about that story here.
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