T-Pain Tells Rising Artists to Up Their Creativity: ‘Give Me Some Original Sh*t’

By | July 15, 2021

Complex

T-Pain gave some strongly worded advice to up-and-coming artists.

During a recent Twitch stream, the outspoken rapper delivered a passionate rant about the lack of originality within the music industry—particularly among aspiring MCs who simply copy today’s stars.

“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!”

T-Pain went on to slam under-the-radar artists who fail to offer something out of the box, and simply stick to a formula that has become all too familiar.

T-Pain gave some strongly worded advice to up-and-coming artists.

During a recent Twitch stream, the outspoken rapper delivered a passionate rant about the lack of originality within the music industry—particularly among aspiring MCs who simply copy today’s stars.

“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!”

T-Pain went on to slam under-the-radar artists who fail to offer something out of the box, and simply stick to a formula that has become all too familiar.

T-Pain made it clear he has no issue with the new generation of rap super stars, and admitted some of them were churning out good music; but he argued that the artists who make “bad music” are having the most success because they have money.

“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.”

Of course, T-Pain’s comments drew mixed reactions on social media. Some users co-signed his sentiments, while others accused him of being jealous of younger artists. He addressed that criticism in a tweet Wednesday afternoon, suggesting he has nothing to prove, as he has plenty of accolades under his belt.