, the much maligned auto-tune singer who had so many massive hits in the mid 00s, has a new profile in the New Yorker
that takes a look at how he felt when everyone started to treat him as a joke. The nastiest bit is that Kanye West
, who had called T-Pain in to consult on 808s and Heartbreak
, wrote a song during those sessions essentially calling every idea T-Pain had garbage. It's an interesting, short piece, and one that I highly recommend.
But what has made T-Pain most resentful since his fall from the top was seeing certain artists use Auto-Tune and not get criticized; rather, they were celebrated as innovators in a way that T-Pain never was. Chief among these were Kanye West,...