T-Pain Live Performance NPR Tiny Desk

T-Pain Amazes In This Must-Watch NPR Tiny Desk Performance

T-Pain + A Pianist (Toro) – Auto-Tune = Magic!

As a music industry guy, I already deduced that T-Pain can sing. I have known for quite some time now that you can’t achieve the quality of audio that he produces without having a solid vocal foundation on which to build. So, what catches my attention in this video isn’t the fact that he sounds good without auto-tune, its the charisma, and charm and cheer soulfulness of the performance. I watched and listened as he sang “Up, Down” and it moved me in a way that made me think, “I know he’s singing about a stripper but I get why he fell in love.” Watch and be amazed.