T-Pain Showed He Had Vocal Chops Long Before "The Masked Singer"

February 28, 2019

So the world was shocked to find out T-Pain was the smooth and soulful voice behind The Masked Singer’s monster, but long before the show I ran across a video on youtube where he proved that he can sing without auto-tune.

In 2014, the singer and rapper shocked millions around the globe when he sat down for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series, showing people that he can really sing.

“This is weird as hell for me. Never done anything like this,” he said at the top of the concert, before going on to address the elephant in the room.

“I know everybody’s wondering where the Auto-Tune is gonna come from. It’s okay, I got it in my pocket. It’s totally fine. Got it right here, it’s all surgically inserted,” he joked, before launching into his 2007 classic “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’).”

The video has been viewed over 14 million times on YouTube and is filled with shocked comments from fans, who clearly had no idea what T-Pain was capable of.

“This is one of the most shattering things I’ve ever seen,” one commenter wrote. “Always assumed he didn’t have a good voice and used autotune as an instrument instead. He has a perfect voice.”

Added another, “I feel like an idiot for ever dissing this dude. He’s amazing.”

Peep the video below: