T-Pain has his eyes set on one of America’s most popular TV shows. During a recent interview with MTV News, the singer decided that competing on “American Idol” might be a good career move. He jokes, quote, “the way they’re selling records when they come off of there, I need to be a part of that competition. I don’t know if they let you use Auto-Tune, but if they do, I’m a shoo-in. I’m two shoes in! I’m a pair of shoes in.” T-Pain’s “Revolver” record is expected in stores sometime later this year. His last release was 2008’s “Thr33 Ringz,” which opened at number one on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The record has since been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Auto-tune-assisted hip-hop star T-Pain says he’s cool with rap icon Jay-Z. The singer recently caught up with MTV News and said he and “Hov” squashed their beef during January’s Grammy Awards. T-Pain states, “We shook hands, did the little chest bump. That was the end of that.” T-Pain and Jay-Z’s bad blood arose last year when Jay released his hit single “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune).” Jay insisted the track wasn’t directed at T-Pain, but that didn’t stop the vocalist from dissing the emcee during a Las Vegas pool party last September. T-Pain went on to issue a public apology to Jay-Z by releasing the track “More Careful.”
T-Pain is currently working on his upcoming album, “Revolver.” He says the record won’t have as many guest appearances as his last release – “Thr33 Ringz” – because he wants to prove to people that he can carry a record by himself. He states, “I just want to prove some people wrong. I wanted to test myself to see if that was the case.” A release date for “Revolver” has not been announced.
Gossiponthis.com is reporting that the music video for â€œWe Are the World: 25 for Haitiâ€ debuted Friday night (Feb 12) during the opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
This version of the song, featuring vocals from Justin Bieber, Jennifer Hudson, Lil Wayne, Janet Jackson, Miley Cyrus, Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, T-Pain, Usher, Wyclef Jean and much more, is much more contemporary than the original but it fits todayâ€™s music era. The songâ€™s original writer and singer Michael Jackson also appears in the song and video (his sister Janet sings the first chorus with footage of Mike thrown in). They also kept one of MJâ€™s original parts and show footage of him singing it (Nice!).
The 25th Anniversary recording features over 80 artists and performers. The recording of We Are The World 25 For Haiti embodied the same enthusiasm, sense of purpose and generosity as the original recording 25 years ago. Every one of the artists who participated, regardless of genre or generation, walked into the room with their hearts and souls completely open to coming together to help the people of Haiti.
The video shows footage of Haiti and the efforts surrounding its repair, along with footage of the artists mentioned above and more recording the song in the studio. If MJ was here he would be so happy..
Looks like T-Pain and Lil Wayne are back to making hits together!Â “You Know What It Is” was producedÂ by Tha BiznessÂ (who seem to be going through some problems with hackers & leaks lately). Â But anyway, listen to “You Know What It Is” and tell me what you think.
“You Know What It Is”
I can always count on a beat by Tha Bizness to be a HIT!!
In other news…Wayne is in the gift giving business these days!Â He recently gave All Pr0 NFL Offensive Player of the Year Chris Johnson a huge plaque. The plaque was initially give to Wayne to commemorate hisÂ 8 millionth ring tone sold.Â NICE!
Lil Wayne and T-Pain will join forces later this year for a special animated project. Wayne and Pain will be starring in the upcoming Cartoon Network special “Freakniks.” T-Pain will play the Spirit of Freaknik, while “Weezy” will assume the role of Jesus Christ in a parody music video titled “Ghetto Commandments.” Adult Swim creative director Jake Escobedo says the cartoon will resurrect Atlanta’s annual “Freaknik” festival, which was eventually called off in 1999. He states, quote, “It’s all drawn, and T-Pain plays the ghost of spring break, the Spirit of Freaknik. He brings this party back to Atlanta and the artists have done all this music for it, and it’s amazing.” Cartoon Network’s “Freakniks” is slated to air on March 21st.
Unfortunately for Lil Wayne, he will be forced to try and watch “Freakniks” from his jail cell. On February 9th, the emcee will be officially sentenced for gun charges in New York City. He is expected to serve eight to ten months assuming good behavior.