T-Pain is, hands down, The King of Auto-Tune.
Now, the king has stepped down from the his throne and stepped out from behind his computer to put his real singing voice on show for the entire world to hear, and it’s actually amazing.
The king was visibly nervous performing classics like “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” and “Up Down (Do This All Day)” for NPR‘s Tiny Desk Concert series, but he killed it. He isn’t exactly Luther Vandross (but then again, who is…), but without the auto-tune he has proven himself to be a genuinely talented singer that could match up with many of the big names in R&B today.
But don’t take my word for it. Watch the video below, and let us know what you think in the comments: