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Editors’ Notes

Where it once seemed that T-Pain might turn out to be nothing more than a charlatan with an Auto-Tune, Thr33 Ringz confirms his place as one of pop music’s most imaginative and idiosyncratic personalities. As a producer, T-Pain has grown to the point where his beats are now fleshed-out canvases flush with rainbow synths, vocal effects, and skittering drums. “Blowing Up,” “Superstar Lady,” and “It Ain’t Me” are chock full of charm and dazzle, but they have a fleet-footed touch that outmodes the competition. Even on seemingly pedestrian songs he tucks in little musical surprises like the a capella breakdown in “Freeze.” “Keep Going” and “Karaoke” feel like T-Pain’s attempts to prove that he can sing and rap without the Auto-Tune, but in truth, he has no reason to worry. For him the Auto-Tune isn’t so much a gimmick as it is a tool that he's used to create a fully-realized style for himself. The best songs here, “Can’t Believe It,” “Therapy,” and the truly awesome “Chopped ‘n’ Skrewed,” show T-Pain still perfecting an art that, while widely imitated, belongs wholly to him.

Customer Reviews

T-Pain-Thr33 Ringz

Autotune king and “ringleader of the game”, hook supplier T-Pain has been hard at work throughout the year. After all his appearances, he finally is set to release his circus themed, Thr33 Ringz. Ringleader Man: A little mysterious and eerie, Pain smoothly croons over rising and falling synth lines, as bass bumps behind. Pain does what he does best, creating a smooth melody and adding his typical synth productions. 3.5/5 Chopped N Skrewed: Pain uses some creativity here by coming up with a new definition of “chopped and skrewed”. Instead of the action of a DJ and slowing down and cutting up a song, Pain sings about being denied by a woman and croons nicely with the synths and smooth bassline. Ludacris only adds to the fun with a hilarious verse filled with repetition and slowed vocals for pleasing effect. 3.5/5 Freeze: Destined to dominate pop charts, Pain creates one of his best pop crossover tracks in his career. It truly is Pain in style with an appealing guest appearance by Chris Brown who plays tag team with Pain in dance offs. It’s a breezy synth affair with a feel good dance tempo. 4/5 Blowing Up: Ciara and Pain duet for a club paced track that has some unique synths and an atmostpheric flow during the verses. The track works well, however the hook is a little too busy, despite some good vocals laid down. 3.5/5 Can’t Believe It: The simple, yet chilled vibe that Pain creates is really nice. It has some club bass and twinkling bells, as Pain croons smoothly and adds his humor along the way. Lil’ Wayne continues to experiment with the vocoder and delivers his mumbled flow to interesting effect. 4.5/5 It Ain’t Me: Akon and T.I. join Pain for yet another club track with heavy synths. The track is merely mediocre, as Akon and T.I. aren’t able to boost the track too much. Its enjoyable but only decent. 3/5 Therapy: Despite a corny hook of “1, 2, 3, 4, get the hell up out my door, 5, 6, 7, 8, I don’t need your sex, I’ll masterb***”, the track isn’t bad. Especially when Kanye spits without the vocoder and gets back to some true bars. 3/5 Long Lap Dance: I know Pain goes for a smooth and chilled effect, similar to previous tracks on the album. However, this track is stretched out way too long and it gets quite mundane after a while. Sure its smooth, but his autotuned voice gets a bit tiring after 4 minutes. 2.5/5 Reality Show: Piano keys plunk with a lively drum pattern, as R&B singers Musiq Soulchild, Raheem DeVaughn and Pain’s artist Jay Lyriq all join in on this chiled fun track. DeVaughn and Soulchild impress with their vocals and the track is definitely likeable. 3.5/5 Keep Going: Acoustic guitar softly plays in the background, as Pain delivers his most heartfelt and true track. He shows he actually can sing with this and while he isn’t the best singer, the track comes as a relief in an album filled with club tracks. 4/5 Superstar Lady: Back to the club pace, synths and bass back Pain. The track isn’t too creative and seems a bit cliche, but the hook is fitting. 2.5/5 Change: Pain’s singing isn’t bad and he sticks to the script of creating a smooth and peaceful ode to change in the world and the possibility of a perfect world. The hook shines nicely, however Akon’s corny (meant to be humorous) lyrics bring the track down. He starts out all right, but the line “I’ll turn every bullet into a hershey’s kiss and we could eat away our fears” is truly corny and takes away from the seriousness in the track. Mary J. Blige delivers a very soulful guest verse and shows you why she’s one of the best. Could have been better, but Akon’s corniness took away from the overall sound. 3.5/5 Digital: Another club concoction, filled with bass and synths. Its simply mediocre but is made better by Tay Dizm’s charismatic verse. 2.5/5 Karaoke: Going back to his roots as a rapper, lyrically the track isn’t that good, but his flow is what really shines. The third verse particularly has a smooth ode to Roger Troutman and then goes into a rapid flow, back to his autotune croon and then finishes with a fast paced and finishing diss of “but my daughter told ya’ll to get off of daddy’s d***”. Heavy bass and synths, Pain has a nice one here, however DJ Khaled’s constant rant is quite annoying. 3.5/5 Distorted: Bass heavy and more experimentive in style, the track isn’t bad, but merely another decent club track. 2.5/5 Bad Side: Decent track but is another mediocre club track. Doesn’t have too much substance and shows Pain’s lack of ideas in this latter half of the album. 2/5 Phantom: Some interesting production, the track is a solid finisher, as Pain reminisces on a relationship ending due to forgetting his anniversary. He then further sees that his girl is dating a similar looking guy as him and that he’s a phantom in her life or a “phantom in your opera”. 3/5 T-Pains’ third offering, Thr33 Ringz is filled with club tracks and synth productions. Pain serves his core audience, club goers and mainstream listeners, and rarely getting out of that element with the exceptions of “Reality Show”, “Keep Going”, and “Change”. Its the guest appearances that truly make the club hits work, as Lil’ Wayne’s mumbled appearance on “Can’t Believe It” saves the track from being too dull, Ludacris’ humor assists “Chopped N Skrewed”, Chris Brown’s playfulness and appearance give a tag team effect on “Freeze” and Ciara’s light vocals on “Blowing Up” work nicely. Other than those highlighted guest assisted club tracks, the rest seem to fall short or just plain decent. The others aren’t bad, they’re just alright and the album tends to lag towards the latter part. “Reality Show” is a nice showcase of R&B singers fun, as Musiq Soulchild, Raheem DeVaughn and Jay Lyriq all provide their voices for a solid track. “Change” is ruined by Akon’s corny lyrics, same goes for “Therapy”. T-Pain doesn’t really show growth, similar like his mentor, Akon, but he pumps out his style and creates some worthy hits. Rating: 7.5 out of 10

Pain's defining moment

All ears have been on T-Pain since he came on the scene, quietly, with his debut three years ago, Rappa Ternt Sanga. Even with two smash singles, "I'm Sprung" and "I'm N Luv Wit a Stripper," as well as a guest appearance on a top 20 song the following year, E-40's "U and Dat," he was still overlooked. That is, until his next album, Epiphany, a much more mature album, came out in 2007. Immediately after that, he jumped on many a rapper and singer's album, such as Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss," Flo Rida's "Low," Kanye West's "Good Life," DJ Khaled's "I'm So Hood," Lil Wayne's "Got Money," and even gaining songwriting credits on Britney Spears's "Hot as Ice" (the only relatively good song on the album). With all of these hooks provided for other people, all T-Pain had left to do was release a classic album. So this year, he dropped Thr33 Ringz, an album which T-Pain said is his "make or break" album. In my opinion, this is that classic album he needed to release. On this album, Pain chooses to diversify, with smooth songs for easy listening like "Can't Believe It," (1st single, and a highlight) "Ringleader Man," "Keep Going," "Change," and "Long Lapdance Song," to fast, upbeat party songs like "Freeze," "It Ain't Me," "Reality Show", "Therapy," "Blowing Up," and "Superstar Lady," to even a couple of hardcore rap songs like "Welcome to Thr33 Ringz" and "Karaoke," the latter of which is perhaps the best song on the album. He also enlists a supporting cast to help his circus the best he can, in a similar fashion to his frequent cameos, with A-list artists such as Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Chris Brown, Musiq Soulchild, Raheem DeVaughn, Kanye West, Ciara, Diddy, Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, T.I. and mentor Akon as well as Nappy Boy artists J Lyriq, Young Cash and Tay Dizm. Top 5: 5. Therapy 4. Chopped N Skrewed 3. It Ain't Me 2. Freeze 1. Karaoke Bottom Line: This is hands down the greatest R&B album of this generation, if not of all time. Not since Bobby Brown's Don't Be Cruel have I been able to enjoy an artist of this genre. T-Pain is in fact the "ringleader," and I appreciate him in music.

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Biography

Born: June 30, 1985 in Tallahassee, FL

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Tallahassee-based MC and vocalist T-Pain (born Faheem Najm) came up in a rap group called Nappy Headz but went pro as a solo R&B artist after he recorded "I'm F**ked Up," a personal take on Akon's Top Ten hit "Locked Up." Akon heard the track and took T-Pain under his wing with a contract on his Jive-distributed Konvict Muzik label. Produced and written mostly by T-Pain, Rappa Ternt Sanga was released in December 2005, led by the Top 20 single "I'm Sprung." Epiphany followed in June 2007. His...
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