Anyone who is familiar with R&B/Hip-hop star T-Pain knows his signature style includes auto-tuning the hell out of all his singles. This guy basically made it perfectly okay — popular even — for artists to over-produce their tunes and had a major hand in redefining the R&B and pop-music genre during the last decade.
So it isn’t surprising that a recent bit he did with NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert without auto-tune is going crazy online right now. This guy and auto-tune basically go hand-in-hand. You can’t think of one without the other, so it’s mind-boggling to think that the “Buy You a Drank” singer not only performed with-out the vocal processing tool, but that he did it really, really well. He actually knows how to sing!
Don’t take our word for it. Check out the video for yourself and be blown-away!