T-Pain May Never Release Another Album
It’s no secret that albums aren’t selling like they used to, and Auto-Tune king T-Pain isn’t happy about it. The rapper, who originally intended to release his fourth album ‘RevolveR’ later this year, says that he might not even put the album out if he doesn’t see consumer habits change.
“I got the mastered version of my album in my car right now,” he told MTV. “But I’m not bringing my album out until these artists start selling records again, ’cause ain’t nobody selling records unless you Susan Boyle. … I’m not doing nothing. I’m not bringing out no album, not dropping no more new singles until people start selling records again, and that’s the approach I think everybody should take unless you Susan Boyle or Miley Cyrus.”
The hip-hop cyborg released ‘Reverse Cowgirl,’ the first single off the album, earlier this year, peaking at 75 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track originally featured a verse from Young Jeezy, with T-Pain later swapping out the Atlanta rapper’s vocals to make room for an additional bridge.
But this isn’t the last that the world will hear from Teddy Penderazz. The Florida native teamed up with Atlanta-based emcee Roscoe Dash to record ‘My Own Step,’ a track that’s set to be included on the soundtrack to the upcoming film ‘Step Up 3-D.’ T-Pain can also currently be heard all over the radio singing the hook on DJ Khaled‘s ‘All I Do is Win,’ a star-studded track that was recently certified gold for selling more than 500,000 copies.
The Grammy-winning artist released his gold-certified debut ‘Rappa Ternt Sanga’ in 2005, followed by his follow-up ‘Epiphany’ two years later. His last album, ‘Thr33 Ringz’, debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 in 2008 and has sold upwards of 500,000 units.