T-Pain Recounts How “Racism” Forced Him To Stop Taking Credit For Country Songs He Wrote For Other Artistes

BY Edwin Lamptey February 8, 2024 2:12 PM EDT
Photo Source: Instagram/@tpain

R&B music icon, T-Pain, in a recent TikTok video, revealed he has written many country songs for some artistes. 

The Buy You A Drink singer, who is known for writing a significant number of tracks for musicians in the hip-hop community, explained how “racism” played a major factor in him not wanting to take credit for the country songs that he previously wrote.

With his undeniable talent and creativity, T-Pain has become a sought-after songwriter and collaborator, crafting some of the biggest hits for his peers.

The 39-year-old music star admitted he is a huge fan of the genre, indicating that it was where he got a lot of his melodies from.

He went on to share some of the sad experiences that he had while writing songs. “Good music is good music,” T-Pain said pointedly. “I don’t give a f— where it comes from or what style it comes in.” 

The Grammy winner added that he derives all his harmonies from country and gospel music.

His journey as a songwriter began early in his career when he wrote and produced tracks for his albums. 

His flair for storytelling and infectious melodies caught the attention of other artistes, who soon sought his help in creating their hits.

T-Pain’s ability to blend various genres, from R&B to hip-hop and pop, has allowed him to work with an impressive roster of artistes spanning different musical backgrounds.

One notable collaboration that revealed T-Pain’s talent as a songwriter was his work with Kanye West on the Grammy-winning album, 808s & Heartbreak. 

He co-wrote and provided additional vocals on the track Good Life, which became a major success and showcased his ability to create catchy hooks and memorable lyrics.

This not only solidified T-Pain’s reputation as a songwriter but also paved the way for further collaborations with other famous artistes.